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Old 07-05-2016, 01:03 PM   #1
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PVC for lighting holder

I have a spare LED from BuildMyLED (may they rest in peace) that I used on an older, smaller tank.

I want to utilize this light on my 40 now, but don't want a hanging fixture. My existing fixture rests on the rim (another BML light with the rim mounts).

I'm thinking of using a PVC pipe with slots routed out for light and heat. However, I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep it stable, and prevent rolling. I have a screen top on the tank, so simply cutting a notch on the ends won't work.



Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make it stable, or if there's something I can attach to the pipe (some sort of PVC mounting block, etc)?

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You could put a coupler on the ends and flatten one side or just put elbows on the ends , maybe one end would work .
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PVC for lighting holder

I saw a diy light that used vinyl rain gutter. They painted it black. It comes with ends.

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Thanks for the replies. Since this is an existing fixture, I'll give it a go with some slip couplings and try to flatten a portion of it somehow.
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Look for fitting like this and cut the threads off? Or the flattened side on a slip fitting would likely work.
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