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Postby FishTank » Sat May 02, 2015 1:13 am

Hi,
i want to buy a custom hood for my 2ftx1ft tank.
i'm planning to change tank to planted one later.
so,I wanna buy a hood which have fixture for light(cfl,tube light,pll etc).
now checked at local shops and found thin fiber hood available at rs.170/- for 2ft.
but,no black color(red & blue only) and no good provision to fix light.
also there is no reflector inside.
i may visit kolkata(jadavpur,shyambazar,sinthi) soon due to some my personal work.
it would be very good if there is any shop where i can buy ready made hood.
also do u guys think price of the hood reasonable at lfs ?
i also have a old tank(30"x15") with rusted hood.
i wanna change that too.
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby anupam mukherjee » Sat May 02, 2015 3:44 am

You can try galiff street... There is every chance for you to get hood... In jadavpore you can visit buro da once.. Maybe he can also provide you...
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby subha » Sat May 02, 2015 4:00 am

u have a variety of options to choose from in case of hood..
1) if u buy a plastic hood,u can install a DIY reflector . but it will only support a single 2 feet tube. buy a piece of aluminium sheet(2' * 6"), bend the sides, mount the fixture with plastic hood via silicone glue(no other glue can serve the purpose).handle the hood with care,as it tends to break quite often.
but this fixture has a few downsides....(from my experience as i have one on my planted 2 feeter)
u have to fix d tube corner to corner.also u can install a pl along with it.

2)if u can afford to built a plywood hood,its by far the best option..then u can have ur own style of light fixture. there is a thread in this forum about it in recent past.u can also install cpu fans in the hood ,keeping the extreme temp of kolkata in mind.the hood is much more hardy than plastic one.u can paint it in ur desired colour.
downside- needs more labour , money and planning.

3)ready made hoods from branded companies are also available.but expensive..i really have zero idea about them.as i have only seen them in pictures..


the price of plastic hood at ur lfs in ok..at my place,it costs abt 150 or so..
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby FishTank » Sat May 02, 2015 12:17 pm

thanks guys for ur responses.
never seen any ply hood before.
don't know if local carpenters r capable to make those or not.

anupam mukherjee wrote:You can try galiff street... There is every chance for you to get hood... In jadavpore you can visit buro da once.. Maybe he can also provide you...

got mob no of buroda from forum and called him.
he quoted 1300 and 800 for 30"x15" and 24"x12" tank respectively without reflector of thick black plastic.
price little high for me.
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby anupam mukherjee » Sat May 02, 2015 12:20 pm

FishTank wrote:thanks guys for ur responses.
never seen any ply hood before.
don't know if local carpenters r capable to make those or not.

anupam mukherjee wrote:You can try galiff street... There is every chance for you to get hood... In jadavpore you can visit buro da once.. Maybe he can also provide you...

got mob no of buroda from forum and called him.
he quoted 1300 and 800 for 30"x15" and 24"x12" tank respectively without reflector of thick black plastic.
price little high for me.

Then you can visit galiff tomorrow morning.. You can get the hood at much cheaper i guess.
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby subha » Sat May 02, 2015 1:11 pm

FishTank wrote:thanks guys for ur responses.
never seen any ply hood before.
don't know if local carpenters r capable to make those or not.


Ply wood hood is a total diy project.but d result is awesome.i have a frnd who has one.will try 2 post a pic of that here..
why do u need carpenter!!! surely they won't make it.

i know which thick plastic hood u r talking abt. those look more hardy than usual plastic hood..also looks good..but too pricy.
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Re: Custom Hood

Postby Sudipta89 » Sat May 02, 2015 5:19 pm

Try this number 9831685822. His name is Rajat Da. He is a whole seller of Aquarium products. I made 24 x 18 with 6 inch height with 3mm sheet with plastic light holder. The cost was around Rs.500 9 months back. Give my reference Sudipta. He lives in Santoshpur. 10 mins from jadavpur.
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