fiberglass is used to insulate houses, but it is in a different form. i think as long as you have a reflector or at least 4 inches between the bulb itself and the fiberglass you will be fine. just for reference i put a temp probe 2 inches from my 400w mh and the temp read 143F! this was without any air flow. with a 20" floor fan blowing across it the temp went down to 93F. so there is a fair amount of heat in there.Lostmind said:As for the lighting, I plan on 2 x 400 watt MH and a pair of actinic's at this point. I believe heat and fiberglass mix well - fiberglass is used to insulate your house for a reason I think (I am honestly not 100% here tho). Besides, I will be incorporating a cooling setup into the hood (I am a big time computer type, the pc I am using now pushes about 100cfm or more!)
now we are talking. i build speaks for my home theatre. i have 3 subs that would have a hard time fitting into a pickup!! i love the sound of T-line subwoofer. i have 2 that are over 8' tall. my movie sub is 15" with a 10.5' line length.Lostmind said:
The tshirt and 1x1 is how we made the sub enclosure in the acura. Worked out pretty good. Now I drive a protege 5 and have a single 10 in the back in a box I got from an audio shop. I am not happy with the system so I am thinking to upgrade to 2 x 10's in the rear, with a custom enclosure job again. But... I am also thinking to sell my current car and move up into something a bit nicer... but hey, thats a discussion for another bbs
ramblings are fine! i actually ran my wires below the house. then again i have a crawl space. i put low level wallplates all over the room. i have 11 speakers all around the room, so there were plenty of wall plates to do.Lostmind said:
Anyways, it was an idea and I was looking for input. I decided that it was a worthwhile idea and bought supplies for the hood today. I will probably build it over the weekend or next week. This week I have to concentrate on getting my tank setup and ready for the live rock shipment coming in... and put up the baseboard, trim and crown mouldings (I am hiding my speaker wires behind the crown moulding in the living room and mounting the rear speakers on the wall...) anyways, I have tons of projects if you couldnt tell!
Ramble ramble ramble. I should stop typing now and get some sleep. Thanks for the help people, will let you all know how it turns out! Ciao