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Old 03-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #721
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since I built my own stand it was a bit easier to mount the light hanger
I added a brace on either side to hold the wooden dowel in place and to be the main support I also used 2 flag pole brackets
I cut the dowel into 3 36 inch sections I found 2 pvc elbows that I screwed into dowels for the bend
the 2 posts are basically mounted like a flag pole on the sides
so it can be removed when working on the tank
I was surprised how sturdy it was and just worked out perfect
nothing fancy just a little well thought out planing
I used the cable hangers over the post to hang light I also added 2 little brads to keep the cable from slipping from side to side holding light straight
Will you post pics of the side of your tank ?? Please
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:08 PM   #722
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Here ya go.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:31 AM   #723
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My tank has a canopy over it. Can these lights be put under it?
One way to mount Chinese LED panels in that type of hood would be to cut out rectangles in the hood top so the wires, dimmer knobs and switches are accessible. It's a good choice for functionality and ventilation but it's extreme. Otherwise you can just mount them inside the hood. Just make sure you don't pinch the power cords and you can still get your hand in to reach the dimmers.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:23 PM   #724
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Yes, that's what I would do also. They pull air from above and it comes out the sides, so I would want to pull fresh, less humid air from outside the canopy if possible. This would serve 2 purposes....bringing fresh air to the tank, and keeping the fans and such from coming in contact with moist air.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:01 PM   #725
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Thanks for this thread, I was wondering about these lights and your posts have answered all of my questions, I think I'll be ordering some.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:00 PM   #726
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Heres how i hung mine.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #727
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I never understand why they don't make the wires come out of the back of the fixture. So much more easy to work with and looks 100% better.
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I never understand why they don't make the wires come out of the back of the fixture. So much more easy to work with and looks 100% better.
Right angle plugs will give you almost the same effect. I plan on using them instead of the supplied plugs.
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Most people are hanging them with the supplied hanging hardware, so it would make sense to have the plugs up there. The top of the unit has to be free of obstructions for the most part anyway. I guess it all depends on your application.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:45 PM   #730
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I really want these lights I just wish they were cheaper and can be mounted like normal t5s!!!
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