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Old 03-07-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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fitting a 48 inch fixture to a 60 inch tank

hey guys the title says it all.

getting an unbelievable deal on a 48inch 2x250 watt halide 4x54 watt T5 fixture. and the problem with that is my tank is 60 inchs... now i know the lighting itself will be okay but how do i get the light to sit up there with the legs provided?
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Hanging would be my choice. I'm going to be hanging two 2' fixtures over my 6' tank in the next few days. It won't look as mis-fit if you hang it, and you won't have to worry about it falling down in the tank because of the retrofit leg work you'll have to do.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:08 PM   #3
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how do you hang a fixture? does it have to be from the roof?
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No, it doesn't necessarily have to be from the roof. You can have a fixture essentially making it like a floor lamp.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:09 PM   #5
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couldnt i just put a piece of 1 inch glass or 1/2 inch glass the width of the tank across to hold the legs on? an inch of glass would be plenty strong to hold it wouldnt it? or i could use lexan
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couldnt i just put a piece of 1 inch glass or 1/2 inch glass the width of the tank across to hold the legs on? an inch of glass would be plenty strong to hold it wouldnt it? or i could use lexan
that one inch of glass would be a pain to move though
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id only make it the 2-3 inchs wide. maybe it wouldnt be strong enough?
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seems like it may sag at 60 inches with weight on it
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it would only be 18 inchs... im really crappy with drawing plans and stuff but id run the width of the tank to simulate another ledge
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oh, well then idk
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