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Old 08-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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If your fixture falls its going to short out, possibly cause a fire, or even break the tank causing your entire tank ending up on your floor, or maybe a combination of them all. I dont know about you but the time alone ive invested in my tank isnt worth even the slightest risk of a falling fixture. Thats why when my leds get here, they will be securely anchored to the wall via lag bolts.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #12
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cover tank then make a small hole in ceiling were light will hang,run something thru the hole (wire,big gulp straw or a stick. Go in the attic locate your hole and Put a piece of plywood in the attic above your tank screw it into the rafters. Then you have a secure place to screw into or drill a hole and use a eyebolt. I did it twice each time different the one on top of the rafters was easier but I had to find a longer eye bolt. The other one I placed the wood on the ceiling and used L brackets to secure it
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #13
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I made a wood canopy/hood for aquarium that I hung my lights from. I attached small chain links to the four mounting attachments on the lights and sunk 4 screw in hooks into the canopy. The chain links allow me to adjust the hight to my liking.
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Ceiling is hollow but Use screws with brace holds fine ( don't remember what they're actually cslled). I have two in ceiling and they hold three plus canopy

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Old 08-08-2013, 07:55 PM   #15
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:31 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone for the responses and advice. I really like this idea though. What did you use? I also found that if I use the hanging kit that came with the LEDs, the fixture keeps turning around. How did you guys keep yours from moving around?
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:02 PM   #17
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1/2 inch square tubing tig welded in a u shape with a plate mounted to the stand. Took me about a hour. I can take closer pictures if you need them.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:04 PM   #18
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Sorry if I make sure all the carabeeners are right it seems to stay square.
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Quick question everyone. I'm using the same hanging kit the fixture came with. How do you keep the fixture from spinning? As I hold it up the fixture just keeps twisting.
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