Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-05-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Bill0181's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 315
Help with light mounting!

How so I get these mounted above my jbj cube? Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1407284836.038917.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	206.5 KB
ID:	245769Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1407284879.781273.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	170.8 KB
ID:	245770
No ceiling mounts due to vaulted ceiling no wall mounts due to wife, thinking of bending PVC pipe any other suggestions would help thanks guys

Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Bill0181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 09:36 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Frankie_Garcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 603
Do conduit?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Frankie_Garcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 09:37 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Frankie_Garcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 603
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1407285438.472408.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	114.1 KB
ID:	245771

Like this


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Frankie_Garcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Bill0181's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 315
Is that PVC how did you attach it to the tank? Looks great also!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Bill0181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 09:45 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Frankie_Garcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 603
It's conduit! I've seen people screw it walls with conduit brackets. Or in the back of stand with the brackets


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Frankie_Garcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 11:05 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ingy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,837
I would use EMT. Electrical Metal Tubing is thinner than pipe and plenty strong to support a single Tao light.
Home Depot sells them in 10' lengths I think and you could probably bend it In their rental section.
3/4" EMT with a 90 bend at the top and a 45 kick at the top of the tank to get it to the middle. 1/2" would work too.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Ingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 11:07 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Frankie_Garcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 603
It's very cheap stuff!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Frankie_Garcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 11:10 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Bill0181's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 315
Thanks big help!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Bill0181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 11:02 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Bill0181's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 315
Any reason I can't cut a portion of the jbj hood out and justs set the lights on there I know it's only 5 inches just wondering ?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Bill0181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2014, 11:08 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Frankie_Garcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 603
At 5 inches you might fry the corals. They make retro for kits for those hoods


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Frankie_Garcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, mounting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Shop light mounting Tifta DIY Projects 46 09-27-2011 12:35 PM
Moonlight suggestions and mounting help Etunes Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 02-18-2010 09:28 PM
light mounting legs question Angry the Clown Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 5 07-12-2007 02:13 PM
Mounting a Light Viperboy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 0 08-23-2006 11:07 AM
Mounting Montys stresco Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 05-22-2004 10:58 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.