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Old 07-07-2013, 01:01 AM   #1
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Best way to hang LED's?

So I finally got my Reef Breeders LED fixture in and I love it! It came with the harness but nothing to actually hang it with. Im curious how y'all hang your fixtures, and the best way to go about this.

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Old 07-07-2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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I have the taotronic fixtures. I bought some eyey hooks and some of those plastic things you put in dry wall for screws so that you can hang thing with weight to them. Sorry i cant remember what they are called right now. So i drilled a hole in the ceiling and tapped the plastic thing in the hole. Then i screwed the eye screws in them and hung the fixtures on them using s hooks. Ill attatch a pic. Also i picked up some black chain from home depot to hang them.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:23 AM   #3
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I have the taotronic fixtures. I bought some eyey hooks and some of those plastic things you put in dry wall for screws so that you can hang thing with weight to them. Sorry i cant remember what they are called right now. So i drilled a hole in the ceiling and tapped the plastic thing in the hole. Then i screwed the eye screws in them and hung the fixtures on them using s hooks. Ill attatch a pic. Also i picked up some black chain from home depot to hang them.
You mean a toggle bolt?

And its only 7 lbs.. It can't take that much to hold it..
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No they are called anchors. Just plastic things that the screws screw into so they you arent just puting them in the drywall.
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I hung mine and also tried putting them on brackets but I ended up building a canopy that also holds the light

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No they are called anchors. Just plastic things that the screws screw into so they you arent just puting them in the drywall.
Oh I gotcha now, those were enough to hold it? Hmm, my only concern with all this is not dropping the light into the tank haha
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Oh I gotcha now, those were enough to hold it? Hmm, my only concern with all this is not dropping the light into the tank haha
Lol i hear ya, i put a peice of wood over my tank cause i was afraid id drop my lights in too. They are holding in the ceiling fine, have been up for 4 months or so. Before i hung the lighys i pulled on the chains pretty hard to make sure they would hold, they didnt budge. Good luck with yours.
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Lol i hear ya, i put a peice of wood over my tank cause i was afraid id drop my lights in too. They are holding in the ceiling fine, have been up for 4 months or so. Before i hung the lighys i pulled on the chains pretty hard to make sure they would hold, they didnt budge. Good luck with yours.
Thanks, yeah, I just remembered I have this, it should work great. Definitely take 7lbs lol

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Yup, that should work fine.
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