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mfinn
07/29/2017, 06:31 PM
I use the RMS mount system on my 6' tank. I use 4 XR30's.
The long rail sags in the middle about a 1", from the weight and it bothers me.
It's the first thing I notice when I walk in the room. Recently a friend was over and mentioned he noticed it too.
I'm wondering if others have the same issue and what if any fixes you came up with.

azsoccerpop
07/29/2017, 09:29 PM
I use the RMS mount system on my 6' tank. I use 4 XR30's.

The long rail sags in the middle about a 1", from the weight and it bothers me.

It's the first thing I notice when I walk in the room. Recently a friend was over and mentioned he noticed it too.

I'm wondering if others have the same issue and what if any fixes you came up with.




I used extruded aluminum from bosch-rexroth. It is T slotted so I can slide the radions anywhere left or right it is finished and will not bend


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mfinn
07/29/2017, 09:48 PM
I used extruded aluminum from bosch-rexroth. It is T slotted so I can slide the radions anywhere left or right it is finished and will not bend


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Pics?

azsoccerpop
07/30/2017, 05:59 AM
Pics?



https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170730/edf9517977e141a595f9d5e4ee3dd76e.jpg

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170730/a85c74706656fe290e39af24e6e42bf4.jpg


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mfinn
07/30/2017, 08:32 AM
I used extruded aluminum from bosch-rexroth. It is T slotted so I can slide the radions anywhere left or right it is finished and will not bend


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Ok, but it doesn't answer the question I asked.

I know of about a dozen different ways to hang lights.
I asked if anyone had a solution to the issue I had with the RMS system.

SFish
07/31/2017, 06:32 AM
Wonder if this is a common problem with those mounts. I know I've seen this problem posted before. I take it you tried a search already.

mfinn
07/31/2017, 09:23 AM
Wonder if this is a common problem with those mounts. I know I've seen this problem posted before. I take it you tried a search already.

I saw a picture of a guys tank that did show what I thought looked like the long rail sagged and asked him about it. He said it was more in the picture than real life.
I really haven't seen anyone mention it was a problem.

Vinny Kreyling
07/31/2017, 09:32 AM
Off the top of my head, perhaps a "slight bend" in the opposite direction may help.

mfinn
07/31/2017, 09:50 AM
Off the top of my head, perhaps a "slight bend" in the opposite direction may help.

I was going to try and find a metal brake to put a slight kink in the center, but figured there are too many things that could go wrong.
Plus since I retired, I don't have access to equipment like that anymore.

I ended up buying a 6' piece of 3/4" x 3/4" angle iron. Painting it and screwing it to the center of the long rail.
Seems to have done the job.

Vinny Kreyling
07/31/2017, 10:20 AM
As long as it makes your day---

reefer roman
07/31/2017, 01:01 PM
them rails are for aqua illuminations lights. The RMS. mounts are black and it is one single bar and the lights are put on a slide bar mount. here is a link.
http://ecotechmarine.com/products/radion-mounting-system/multi-light-rms

sorry I guess i am commenting on the pics that were posted by another member.

Breakthecycle2
08/03/2017, 11:27 AM
My long mount on my 6 foot tank does the same thing and I hate it.

mfinn
08/03/2017, 04:11 PM
My long mount on my 6 foot tank does the same thing and I hate it.

Yeah it's been bugging me for a long time.
Finally I tried using the 3/4" x 3/4 angle.
Looking at it from the front of the tank I really don't notice much is different.
It's not perfectly straight now, but it looks a heck of a lot better than it did.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/923/EoQXar.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pnEoQXarj)

scubadan206
08/21/2017, 11:31 PM
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll187/Scubadan206/20161128_144617_zpsalmp9qw3.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/Scubadan206/media/20161128_144617_zpsalmp9qw3.jpg.html)
Make it work for you. :debi: