Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-14-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 131
Nova Extreme T5 issues

Aloha,
I just picked up a new in box 48" dual lamp NOVA Extreme fixture. It works great and everything was packed in their orig bags and sealed, BUT:
One of the legs doesn't extendfar enough to fit it on the 75 gal aquarium unless I slide the splash shield pull handle over about 1/4".
I was about to dremel some plastic off to make it fit, but thought I should ask if anyone here has encountered this before and if there's an easy fix before I start modifying things permanently.
Aloha,
Scott
__________________

__________________
Fresh808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 131
??

Anyone have any ideas. I suppose I could call NOVA for answers.
Input still welcome...
Scott
__________________

__________________
Fresh808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 131
48.5" is too much

Appearantly when they advertise the fixture at 48", they mean 48"...No more. Nice fixture, but I have to dremel some plastic from one leg since the outer edges of the 75 gal measure about 48.5 or so...inches.
Guess I could see if they have the contraption that attaches in the back and suspends the light over the aquarium, but that means more $$$.
DREMEL!
Aloha,
Scott
__________________
Fresh808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
I had the same issue with my cheapo odysea lights. I got a glass hood and just sit the fixture on top now. Mine didnt even come with the legs. :-(

Good luck wish i was more creative with a dremel lol
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 988
That's how Current USA seems to work. A lot of people buy their 18" fixture, expecting it to fit a 20" 10g tank. No go. It fits about 19", that's it. You mentioned a hanging kit, they do sell one, BTW.
__________________
jenatron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
nova

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nova extreme Pro 24"? carberarr General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 04-23-2009 02:34 PM
Nova Extreme Lighting Zahk General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 01-14-2009 05:27 PM
t5 nova extreme question pokmijn Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-12-2009 07:01 AM
Fan noise on Nova Extreme jawfishjunky General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 09-01-2008 11:32 AM
Nova Extreme T5 lighting talloulou Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 01-03-2006 11:25 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.