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Lights!

Posted 11/06/2011 at 01:33 PM by Aaarrrggg

Well, In the meantime, lets get those lights on there!

As the lights are going to be hidden away in the canopy, we had the luxury of not needing them to be pretty. We pillaged Home Depots plumbing dept and fabricated this light rig...

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/light-rig.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/light-rig2.jpg[/IMG]

The lights are screwed into the pipes and then the whole thing is attached to the inside-top of the canopy with zip-ties. In the center we built a couple of legs that rest on the middle plastic strut of the tank (it probably doesn't need them, but we figured the extra support couldn't hurt.) Here's a shot looking up at the canopy in place:

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/light-rig-under.jpg[/IMG]

Top of tank:

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/light-rig-top.jpg[/IMG]

[B][SIZE="4"]Lights![/SIZE][/B]

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/filling3.jpg[/IMG]

Nearly there...

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/filling4.jpg[/IMG]

We just this minute added enough to finally get it pouring into the sump, but still not quite enough to reach the return chamber. It should be done tomorrow!
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