@Tenecor Aquariums Yes, canopy is what I meant. I think I'm going to just have a carpenter customize one...I'm thinking like 24" tall and then have recessed doors put in like on the stand on the front for easy access and feeds...but also have the tops lift like they do now in case I need to to some light maintenance. I do like those acrylic hinges tho..but no clearance for 10ftCapacity is pretty close to the model number.
I think by "hood" you mean "canopy"? We have several options for this. The first is no canopy at all with suspended lighting. Lots of clients go with this since their lighting choice usually makes an enclosed canopy rather substanstial and somewhat out of proportion. Then there is the issue of how to access the tank. We can make the entire canopy capable of swinging back on hinges or with front access. Either way the entire setup becomes pretty tall and you need to be aware of the height clearance (36 inch stand, 30 inch tank, 48 inch swing clearance on the canopy, total height when open is almost ten feet.) Below are pics of a smaller 24 inch corner pentagon canopy we recently built as a freshwater tank. notice the large acrylic hinges. When open, the canopy still needs a bit of wall clearance as well.
Another option is the "bikini" canopy. This is a perimeter canopy with an open top vented and accessible without removing the cosmetic fascia. This is a version you may like. We sometimes use this version with our extruded aluminum overhead light mounts. Pretty cool and my personal favorite.
This is our new frag tank lighting design. (A complte frag line is also being open sourced and will be introduced next month) All aluminum. Stand is blue. Light mount is red. Lighting is green. Tank is not shown. You can do something like this too. The light mount can easily attach to the back of your stand.