Would this work as a pendant light or can anyone forsee any problems? This will be for my 10 gallon tank with low light plants (java fern).
A regular clamp lamp (like what lizard and snake owners have)$6
The twisty type cf
light--I found a daylight one, 15W 6,100k for $5, the wood is 1x1, around $2 for 6 ft., and the hanger bolt, a few screws, a few washers, and an eyelet screw are about $2.
A 1x1 section is cut about 24" above the top of the tank (in my case it would be 5 ft) and secured to a back corner of the tank stand with some 1 3/4 wood screws. Another 1x1 section is cut so that one end of it extends to the middle of the tank when it is secured to the longer 1x1. Screw the lag end of the hanger bolt into the longer 1x1, and then secure the shorter 1x1 with a few fender washers and a nut. This will enable the light to swing back when performing tank maintenence, and will also help position the light where I want it. Screw the eyelet into the bottom end of the short 1x1, remove the clamp from the light, and hang the light.
Please keep in mind I don't know jack about woodworking, so my method is probably lacking.
*note: pay no attention to the file "lightplan.gif." I messed up and downloaded it by accident