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Old 11-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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new lights

I got my lights and skimmer this weekend. I ordered the 120w full spectrum dimmable LEDs.
I am not sure how to mount them though. My original plan was to add some eye hooks into my canopy and mount them in there, but that only puts it about 2 inches above the water, and I dont get enough spread to light the whole tank (30 inch tank).
Now Im thinking I should just hang the light above the canopy? The canopy is an open top style with 2 glass lids that can be removed. I can also cut the cross bar out to give it a full open top. I need to be able to take the canopy off to work in the tank bc there is no opening in the front, and its too tall for me without a stool without the canopy. Lol.
How does everyone hang these lights? Im really bummed I cant make it work INSIDE the canopy bc I wanted a nice clean look, but I dobt even want to risk it after seeing how little room I have.
My only other option is to return this light and go with something longer that will fit the tank better.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Pics of the light, the canopy, and the tank. Does anyone else have a canopy like this? what lights and how do you have them?

Sorry the pics are not great, I gotta find my real camera one of these days
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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I just have mine sitting on top of the glass. It's kind of a pain to move out of the way when needing in the tank but that's what I do.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:23 AM   #4
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are those the taotronics if they are there not water proof so you need to watch how close to the water surface they are
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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I hit up my local home depot yesterday and got my light hung. Cost about 15 bucks for a couple of shelf braces and hooks. Not the prettiest looking set up, but it could be worse, and at least I get to keep my canopy and not worry about the light getting wet.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:18 AM   #6
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I just ordered those same lights. Two for my 75 gallon. I was wondering how to hang them myself so I may use this set up myself.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:47 AM   #7
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Nice and congratulations on the lights Tank looks good!
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