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Old 10/24/2013, 06:50 AM   #76
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Curtain rod mount from ikea. Reinforced with washers, nuts, and dry wall anchors.






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Old 10/24/2013, 12:50 PM   #77
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Hoping for pics!
maybe I'll actually get the conduit this weekend.. lol.. I'm almost ready to set the new tank up, that's the last thing I need to buy.. I'll post a pic here once It's all together..


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Old 10/24/2013, 05:55 PM   #78
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Just to join the party, here's a pic from about a month ago. mounted it my canopy over my 40 gal tank




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Old 10/24/2013, 06:07 PM   #79
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Old 10/25/2013, 10:56 AM   #80
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I was gonna say "Your pic is moving dude!


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Old 10/25/2013, 12:04 PM   #81
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Mine. Conduit bent at a 90 drilled a hole through it for a bolt hung the loop at the end of the hanging kit over the bolt and put a washer and nut on the bolt to hold it in place.


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Old 11/13/2013, 09:42 AM   #82
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Got my photon 48 yesterday and put to use right away.
Did not hang mine instead it sits on top of canopy supported at both ends and middle. Have pegs on ends to hold it so it cant slide left or right but can slide back and forward. Its 11" off the water.
Thanks for showing an option that is NOT hanging. I'm getting a 12" tall canopy made to put my new Photon 48 in. I'm trying to figure out exactly how I'm going to mount the unit inside the canopy. This at least gives me some kind of idea what I might be looking at. Of course, I don't have either the light or the canopy at this point so who knows exactly what I'm going to have to deal with.


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Current Tank Info: 120 gal with 40B sump with fuge, pair of black Occellaris Clowns, purple Firefish, Coral Banded Shrimp, Foxface
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Old 11/13/2013, 09:53 AM   #83
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Old 11/25/2013, 09:43 PM   #84
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I chose to to mount my Evergrow 16" LED on the tank rim itself. It helps that its the Solana with the "open water" feel

I didnt want a 10 pound box hanging from a 9 foot roof (as there is nothing above the tank, and i didnt want to install anything there either.) Anytime the front door would open the lights would become a swinging lethal weapon.

I made this rail/mount out of acrylic. Its pretty cool working with acrylic and i was lucky enough to find a local plastics company that would cut to spec. They couldn't do circular cuts so i had to stick with 90 degree angles.



If i could do it again I would chose a thicker acrylic. While this system will support the system i would have liked a sturdier (tank like) system. Cost me 30 dollars for the acrylic to be cut to spec, 6 bucks for the weld-on 3 and 4 bucks for the applicator. I used so little of the weld-on that it would be better to ask some friends if they have it on hand.


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Old 12/04/2013, 01:18 PM   #85
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Well I want to get in on this too. My photon32 about my 90. Just bent and polished some conduit.


Btw I also recently found out how easy it is to burn the corals. Turned the blues up too high too quickly and had a few of the corals duck into hiding.


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Old 12/04/2013, 09:36 PM   #86
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I hung mine like this:















Then mounted on a garage door rail over the tank for easy adjustment and maintenance!







Hope you like it!


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Old 12/05/2013, 08:09 AM   #87
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Well I want to get in on this too. My photon32 about my 90. Just bent and polished some conduit.


Btw I also recently found out how easy it is to burn the corals. Turned the blues up too high too quickly and had a few of the corals duck into hiding.
How high above the water line do you have your photon 32 hung?


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Old 12/06/2013, 04:09 PM   #88
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It's about 13" above water level. 12" about the tank rim.


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Old 12/17/2013, 07:37 AM   #89
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my tank is 96" x 30w x 25"h i have 2 photon 48's. i have them mounted 18" awl at 65% b 35% w. they have 90 deg optics. should've gone 120 then i could have lowered the height of the light. i am bumping up the lights 3% a week. at 18" turned all the way up i can get 100-120 par on the sand. and 300 6" below the water line. 600 at the water line. eventually i will turn them close to 100% ..


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Old 12/22/2013, 06:53 PM   #90
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I just used some drywall anchors and screwed them in the ceiling. They hold 30lbs a piece. The light is 27lbs I think. It hasnt budged yet. Not a single one is in a stud


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Old 12/22/2013, 08:00 PM   #91
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I really like the Kessil goose-necks. I was considering using two of those with the goose-neck adapters to hang my A4 Nova on a rimless 60 cube. Any thoughts on the viability of this?


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Old 12/27/2013, 06:12 PM   #92
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This is what I did..... Didn't want anything from ceiling so took polished electrical conduit . Cut to height I wanted and 90 degree silver elbow ( all Home Depot ) another for arm out over tank 1/2 way plus inch or so , drilled hole on end for eyebolt, cut flus to nut and mounted at back of stand with u fasteners.... Clean, neat, used their hangers......pm me if anyone needs pics ...took and not sure how to add from ipad lol


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Old 12/28/2013, 07:45 AM   #93
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I got a Mr.Aqua 25g cube for xmas. It is 18x18x18. Would a photon 16 work or would I need to go with a photon 24? im asking because I don't know the light spread difference between the two is. Thanks.


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Old 12/28/2013, 07:47 AM   #94
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Also forgot to ask, What optics would I go with??


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Old 12/28/2013, 11:12 AM   #95
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If your tank is only 18 inches wide then I wouldnt get the 24 and have 6 inches of extra light.


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Old 12/28/2013, 11:29 AM   #96
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Thanks for the pix guys. Bent condiut worked out well


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Old 12/28/2013, 11:37 AM   #97
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Old 01/04/2014, 08:47 AM   #98
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I chose to to mount my Evergrow 16" LED on the tank rim itself. It helps that its the Solana with the "open water" feel

I didnt want a 10 pound box hanging from a 9 foot roof (as there is nothing above the tank, and i didnt want to install anything there either.) Anytime the front door would open the lights would become a swinging lethal weapon.

I made this rail/mount out of acrylic. Its pretty cool working with acrylic and i was lucky enough to find a local plastics company that would cut to spec. They couldn't do circular cuts so i had to stick with 90 degree angles.



If i could do it again I would chose a thicker acrylic. While this system will support the system i would have liked a sturdier (tank like) system. Cost me 30 dollars for the acrylic to be cut to spec, 6 bucks for the weld-on 3 and 4 bucks for the applicator. I used so little of the weld-on that it would be better to ask some friends if they have it on hand.
Hi Kweli. I'm trying to do that same thing as you. I don't want to hang the lights from the ceiling and I also don't really like the look of conduit. Your mount looks really good.

Did you draw up the plans on a computer? Do you have any other photos like how the light is sitting? It looks like you made a shelf which the light sits on? Lastly, I'm guessing the weld-on is super strong and it what's holding everything together? This is an online service that will laser cut acrylic that I might try this out on. https://www.ponoko.com/

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Old 01/06/2014, 06:29 PM   #99
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I'll get you some pictures tomorrow when i do some work on the tank.

Laser cutting... the possibilities are endless!! I would have liked a more curved look. Instead of the sharp corners all around.

Weld-on basically makes the acrylic weld together, so its very strong. Its the same stuff that keeps aquariums together. Go with a thicker acrylic then I did and it will be a tank. I drew the design on paper and the company kept it.... forgot to ask for it back.


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Old 01/06/2014, 09:26 PM   #100
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Great, more pictures would be helpful! I'm curious how you have it resting on the edge and how the light is resting on the frame.

Do you know how thick your acrylic is? This Ponoko site has some colors up to 9mm thick and they cut to any design spec. I'm just worried if I use them I'll be ever so slightly off in measuring and it won't work. Still searching for a local acrylic shop who might help out.


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