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6.0 Conclusion

The amount of money that can be saved by taking some initiative and a little time is tremendous. Moreover, there is a great deal of pride is saying that you created that hood, or you build the filter system from scratch. It's a cheap ego boost that everyone could use now and then. Additionally, aside from getting the well deserved pat on the back, you get something that you know you will like, because you built it to your standards. Don't forget though, everything is learning process. You are bound to mess something up sooner or later, so don't get discouraged. All things come to those who wait (so they tell me).

Comments & Questions

All comments and questions can be E-mailed to I take full responsiblity for content and blunders that may exist in the body of this text. Also, I apologize to the non-American readers, as all the measurements in the document are in inches. Remember, 1 inch = 2.54 cm.

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Appendix A

Appendix A contains drawings of the Front Overflow Box and the Back Overflow Box. These drawings give some approximate dimensions as well.

Appendix B

Appendix B constains detailed drawings of the hood I constructed as well as dimensions for a 30 gallon tank (36" x 12 1/2"). It is one big drawing of 4 views of the hood and one suggestion for adding lamps to the hood.

Appendix C

Appendix C contains a detailed drawing of the Skimmer found in Figure 3.2.0.

Thomas Sasala

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