Making lighting in the aquarium
Many processes depend on the lighting in the aquarium, such as photosynthesis of aquarium plants, the vital activity of the inhabitants of the aquarium (fish, snails, crustaceans and others). So how do you make the right lighting in the aquarium? Let's analyze everything in detail, namely, we will independently manufacture an aquarium lamp. What do we need for this? For example, take an aquarium with a size of 600 * 250 * 250 mm.
To do this, we need a ten-millimeter plywood 600 * 1000 mm in size. Cut seven pieces. One 600 * 150 mm., Four 600 * 100 mm. and two 250 * 100 mm. (accordingly, the height of the aquarium lamp will be 100 mm.).
After the blanks are cut, we take two 600 * 100 mm. We process all the ends of these workpieces at an angle of 45 degrees along the entire length and collect the side walls using corners and screws. You should get a box with a size of 600 * 250 mm. Now we take the workpiece 600 * 150 mm. and put it on top of the box and fasten it with screws. Next, we take the workpiece 600 * 100 mm. and make a partition along the entire length. If you now turn the box over, everything should look like this: a box with a bottom measuring 580 * 130 mm. and a box without a bottom measuring 580 * 80 mm.
Now close the remaining hole with the last blank 600 * 100 mm. To do this, take the piano loops 590 mm long. and fasten them to the workpiece (preferably “in the blind”) with one side, the other side (also “in the blind”) to the partition of the resulting box. We got a lid.
Next, take a file-rasp and process all the protruding corners and ends. Now we need to determine the installation location of the filter-compressor. On the side where it will be installed, we need to cut the corner in the cover, to remove the cable and air intake from the filter compressor, and process this saw cut. Well, now let's move on to the lighting itself. To calculate the lamp power needed for the aquarium, we use the formula: at least one watt of lamp power is needed for two liters of aquarium volume.
In our case, the aquarium is 600 * 250 * 250 mm. hence the volume is 42 liters. Take the standard lamp LBU-30, where “30” is the lamp power. So, the lamp holder is mounted inside the box 580 * 130 mm. on the wall 130 mm. The output for the lamp cable is done on the same wall where the cartridge is installed. This completes the manufacture of a lamp for the aquarium and you can begin to design it. It all depends on your imagination. Just a little tip: DO NOT USE PAINTS.