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Old 05-21-2013, 01:01 PM   #11
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This isn't a Taotronics or even an LED, but a Current USA Sunpod (metal halide) I just hung over my 40 last night. (Same principal applies.) The hooks were $6 each and the cable was $1.50 and the ferrules were another $1.50 I believe. The most expensive part for me was buying the tool to crimp the ferrules. The hook on the right is in a stud and the other hook is set into the self tapping plastic anchors rated to hold 79 pounds each. (I tend to over-engineer anything hanging over my tanks.) The tank is a little cloudy from tinkering with the retunr pump in the sump right before I shot the photo.

What is the purpose of the plant hanger? If ur light r still touching ur tank. Plant hangers not a bad idea I guess.but when it comes to putting a tank off the wall or towards the middle of a room, plant hangers deff wouldn't work.. well either way good luck.. the most expensive part for mine was the $6 can of permanent acrylic paint to put on the bracket. Everything else was made from scrap at my job.$6 total if u have the know how's.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:58 PM   #12
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What is the purpose of the plant hanger? If ur light r still touching ur tank. Plant hangers not a bad idea I guess.but when it comes to putting a tank off the wall or towards the middle of a room, plant hangers deff wouldn't work.. well either way good luck.. the most expensive part for mine was the $6 can of permanent acrylic paint to put on the bracket. Everything else was made from scrap at my job.$6 total if u have the know how's.
The plant hangers suspend it out far enough from the wall that the whole tank is lit. The fixture isn't touching the tank at all although the angle its shot from may look like it is. That fixture is maybe 7" wide over a 18" deep tank and suspended about 6" from the water surface. (I had to do this because it's a 30" fixture over a 36" wide tank.)

If the tank is in the middle of the room and hanging from a ceiling isn't an option, you can suspend it from a canopy or cut a hole in a canopy where the fixture sits on a lip. Look up Mr. Saltwater Tank TV where he reviews the Radions to see how he made his canopy.
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The plant hangers suspend it out far enough from the wall that the whole tank is lit. The fixture isn't touching the tank at all although the angle its shot from may look like it is. That fixture is maybe 7" wide over a 18" deep tank and suspended about 6" from the water surface. (I had to do this because it's a 30" future over a 36" wide tank.)

If the tank is in the middle of the room and hanging from a ceiling isn't an option, you can suspend it from a canopy or cut a hole in a canopy where the future sits on a lip. Look up Mr. Saltwater Tank TV where he reviews the Radions to see how he made his canopy.
O OK , the shot does make it look like that.
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How does your bracket attach to the glass tank?
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:43 AM   #15
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How does your bracket attach to the glass tank?
If you're talking about mine, it's not attached to the tank at all. If you're talking about kbeezy's, those brackets are attached to the stand and come up from behind the tank.
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If you're talking about mine, it's not attached to the tank at all. If you're talking about kbeezy's, those brackets are attached to the stand and come up from behind the tank.
Rutrag is absolutely right. I usually make my brackets on order,because tanks r diff height and depth. But most standard are 18-24in tall 18in depth r the most common sizes I get. All depending on the setup up of tank,stand and lights really depends on how I would build the bracket...
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