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Old 01-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #31
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Those led pendants can ONLY be hung and NEED to be at least 12" away from the water or u risk the chance of burning everything up due to too much light, 90degree optics are standard so if your tank is more then 14 inches deep look into bigger optics, i was gonna be led then decided t5 was the way to go, tommy . IMO t5s are the way to go if your unsure about leds. Beside im willing to put my money on it that in two years time well be able to pick up 120w dimmable cree led fixtures for around 100 120 bucks DOMESTIC
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:12 PM   #32
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Here a pic of the mounting legs tommy
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #33
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The main reason I want to go LED is to keep my canopy on. My canopy is 8" from the waters surface. Worse case cenario I can cut a hole out the same size and the LED lights and mount them flush with the tips of the lights sticking up thru the canopy. I'm pretty good with wood work so I can hide it pretty easy.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:14 PM   #34
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Thank you. It looks like a lid would fit but may not be able to open it correctly with that overhang there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #35
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So are the brackets 3" tall? I think this will work with my canopy.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:18 PM   #36
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You can extend the legs out along the track you see in the one pic, but yea flipping open the canopy might not work, you could try a sealed canopy with a groove cut out from the center front peice of the canopy to feed and what not?
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Here is how I did mine which would lower the lights. I have a larger canopy but the braces on the side wouldn't allow use of legs but maybe the pic will give you some ideas...
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