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Rogger Castells
11/06/2016, 12:21 AM
trying to figure out my mounting options, does anyone knows?

Rogger Castells
11/08/2016, 12:54 AM
is there a way to change the orientation of the screen?

RobbyG
11/16/2016, 10:19 AM
Sure just screw down the base in the position that you want the screen.

Rogger Castells
11/18/2016, 09:52 PM
Thanks, I wound out having to mount it on a tablet stand (Modified), Its just temporary there as I will remove it once the tank arrives in 2 weeks. Here are some pics

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5671/30293745004_42340588a8_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5338/30293744034_2a41f81b79_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5786/30293741024_b9ea1c0b27_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/30295693853_92d9241805_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5568/30295692123_be1b6c9690_c.jpg

RobbyG
11/27/2016, 10:21 PM
Very cool swivel mount Roger. Where did you buy it?
I am glad you will be moving the controller because where it is now is right in the splash zone.

Rogger Castells
11/28/2016, 11:26 PM
Very cool swivel mount Roger. Where did you buy it?
I am glad you will be moving the controller because where it is now is right in the splash zone.

Yeah I am playing with "fire", however, the tank actually sits 6" behind the edge of the wood in the picture, the front and sides of the tank are going to have a stone countertop, so the edge of the stone will be over the controller bracket about 1.5" so I hope to keep the display outside of danger most of the time except when I need to use it.
I purchased the bracket on Amazon, it's intended for a tablet kitchen under cabinet mount and I modified it to be able to continue using the original aquatronica mounting bracket.

RobbyG
11/29/2016, 10:36 AM
Fingers crossed that you don't get it wet when your working inside the tank.
BTW I am pretty sure those tiles must be resting on concrete? I know it's not your first Rodeo but I had to ask.

Rob

Rogger Castells
11/29/2016, 07:26 PM
Yes it is solid under, my big tank sat a foot away from this one, however, my old tank had a square frame bottom that spread the weight evenly, this tank stand has 6 metal tubular legs, I am not too comfortable with that but I am not sure what material to use to soften up the point of contact, any suggestions? btw, what you see in the picture are some temporary furniture moving pads.

RobbyG
12/05/2016, 09:49 PM
Roger I would be doing you a disservice by giving you advice in this area. We all know that widening the surface area of each contact point will lead to a significant reduction in the PSI level on each point but exactly how to do that and still have pleasing aesthetics would be a guess on my part.

If I was you I would try to calculate the weight of the full tank plus corals sand and stand etc. then add on 50% and post some pics and footprint measurements on the advance aquarium section and see what the Pros have to say. My worry is that the tile itself being compressed by that small footprint may crumble and shift the tank in a disastrous way. The only good thing is that you are still early in the setup stages so you can probably do a nice easy mod to distribute the load before you add SW.

Rogger Castells
12/05/2016, 10:30 PM
Good advice, the key is to solve this and still have a "pleasing aesthetics" I am not sure the weight of the tank yet as it hasn't arrived but my guess would be somewhere in the 500-600 Lbs