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Old 07-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #11
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It's like a metal bar in the middle that welded at the front and welded at the back to the actual tank. It stays on there when I remove the 2 hoods and lights.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:26 AM   #12
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It's like a metal bar in the middle that welded at the front and welded at the back to the actual tank. It stays on there when I remove the 2 hoods and lights.
Sorry for all the questions but I've never seen anything like that before. Is it just there to support the lights, for them to sit on or is it supporting the tank??
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:41 AM   #13
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I think/thought it was just to hold the hood/lights, but someone else posted that they had that too and it kept the tank from bulging out when full of water. So I guess it's there for both reasons.
didn't mean to have such a complicated question......
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:48 AM   #14
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I think/thought it was just to hold the hood/lights, but someone else posted that they had that too and it kept the tank from bulging out when full of water. So I guess it's there for both reasons.
didn't mean to have such a complicated question......
When you get a chance, can you post a picture of it. I'm curious to see it!!!
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:57 AM   #15
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I posted it earlier. Did 2 pics not post? It shows on my screen that they did. It was the first pic.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:22 AM   #16
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The center brace needs to be left intact. It is there to help support the tank from bowing outward on the long sides. You need to measure the openings, and purchase glass canopies(tops). They will be the thickness of the indenture in the openings. Then a 48" light will set on top of the tank easily, and not be rocky. If you know the brand of the tank, it will make it easier to get the correct size canopies!!
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:12 AM   #17
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LED lights are cheaper and cheaper these days without the heat, and problems you can get with the old fluorescent lights. There are two types of fluorescent lights VHO which I recommend, or the grow lights (t-8) which you can find at Home Depot of Lowes. Check out ebay, I got a pretty good set of LEDs at a very reasonable price.
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Thanks to everyone for your help! Thanks to all of you, today I was able to order 2 canopies and a 48" LED light for my aquarium. I can't wait for them to come in! thanks again!
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Thanks to everyone for your help! Thanks to all of you, today I was able to order 2 canopies and a 48" LED light for my aquarium. I can't wait for them to come in! thanks again!
Glad you got sorted. Enjoy your new shinny lights!!!
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Glad we could help you out. That's what these forums are about
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