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Old 09-21-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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I just bought NOVA Extreme light fixture. It came with two options for mounting. The first is mounting legs and the second is sitting light fixture directly on aquarium with sticky tabs holding it in place. Wouldn't the 2nd option make the lights to close to the water?
I guess my question is how do most of you have your lights placed on your aquarium.
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I prefer the legs. If you use the sticky stuff, you will have to move it to do tank maint and the sticky will eventually not be sticky.
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I would also suggest the legs. Having the fixture that close to the water can cause heat issues and you will end up with salt spray/salt creep on the fixture.
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I agree the legs will be better and allow less salt creep on it. Also moving this to General hardware and equipment discussion.
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I also agree, definately the legs over the tabs.

or, this is another option:
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The only issue is the nova doesn't have any way to attach anything to the top, unless you glue something to the top for Neilan's way to work
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The only issue is the nova doesn't have any way to attach anything to the top, unless you glue something to the top for Neilan's way to work
I wouldn't suggest gluing. Maybe drilling a hole on each end and putting in an eyebolt similar to that of Neilans setup.
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I also agree, definately the legs over the tabs.

or, this is another option:
Are you putting a canopy on that?
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Nope, he has it set up just like that. Looks really good too! He should have had a tank shot (even though it's FW, with it up and running), but it is impressive.
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