DIY Canopy/Hood/Light Plans
DIY Reef Type Light Hood Plans
An easily made DIY Reef Type Fluorescent Light Hood Plans For Saltwater Aquariums which can take VHO fluorescent or Power Compact lights.
DIY Basic Aquarium Canopy Plan
Here is an easy basic plan, graphics and instructions for building a tank canopy. Make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The basics are the same.
DIY Oak Aquarium Canopy
Complete plans, tool list, material list, instructions, graphics and photos for building a DIY Oak Aquarium Canopy.
Top 5 Light Ballast Kits
For either upgrading or making your fluorescent, VHO, Power Compact, or Metal Halide aquarium lighting system, here you can compare prices and read reviews on Coralife, Electro-Lite, Perfecto, IceCap, and Visi-Lux replacement ballasts and complete ballast kits.
Top 7 MH & PC Lighting Retrofit Kits
In the constant quest for more wattage in the same space, many saltwater aquarists choose to upgrade their existing fluorescent lighting to either Power Compacts or Metal Halides, rather than buying a complete new hood or canopy. There are even retrofit kits to upgrade Eclipse tanks.
David's 120g Tank Cabinet & Hood Construction Pics
From the Mistress Reef site, David Playfair provides much background information about his 120g reef tank, including many before and after construction pics of his beautiful wood cabinet and matching hood. No instructions are given for building this unit, but the photos give you an idea of what one can create.
Homemade Aquarium Canopy
From The Krib, Doug Valverde shares step-by-step directions for how he built his aquarium hoods.
PVC Pipe & Plastic Rain Gutter Light Hood Plans
Grant Tokumi shares digrams and instructions for making his 4 bulb aquarium light hood constructed of 1/2" PVC pipe, plastic rain gutter material, 2 twin bulb fluorescent ballast, and a few other items that only costs about $68.00.
Various DIY Lighting Plans
Listed in alphabetical order, from the Oz Reef DIY Links page just browse down to the "Lighting" section for fluorescent, light emitting diode, metal halide, neon, and reflector topic category lighting plans.
Do-It-Yourself Canopy/Hood/Light Plans
From standard NO, HO and VHO fluorescent bulbs, to advanced PC, MH and other kinds of tank lighting, here is a collection of do-it-yourself plans for making light canopies or hoods for aquariums along with wiring, ballast, retrofit kit, and other DIY lighting information.