DIY aluminum t5 unit

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    Well, so much for the experiment.
     
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    yea i tested it and i couldnt leave my finger on it for more than 30s before i felt like it was burning me.. oh well.. this isnt bad either. if you dont walk close to the tank or stare at the tank from above, you dont even notice that its a wire grid
     
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    Yes from the far off picture it looks 100%!

    I still believe you could use the solid aluminum just with some vent holes / slots anything for the hot air to escape.
     
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    its effort vs reward i guess.. the aluminum sheet is awesome (i should show u guys some pics) but to make it work would require a huge amount of work (which im not too big a fan of :p ) and the mesh is easy, neat and works :)

    thanks for the idea though.. i know i will use it someday :)
     
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    Dude where did you get those T5 units from?
     
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    Loolilocks
     
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    u mean the balasts? loolilocks
     
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    Yip thanks! thinking of doing this for my nano
     

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