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Old 03/29/2014, 06:43 PM   #1
Buganddoug
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Updated hanging setup for my T247

I did a new hanging setup over my 180 gallon tank.
I started with 1 - 1/16 x 1/2 x 1/2 aluminum angle that will face outwards.
Next I used 1 - 1/16 x 1" x 1" aluminum angle that will face the back side of the tank. The reason I went with 1x1 aluminum angle is that I will hide my cord behind it. I just need to find black extension cords. so you will see them in the photos for now. I drilled holes in the aluminum angle for the light studs to go through. the thread size is 6mm x 1.00mm. Befo
With my old setup I had a 1"x1" square tube that had holes in it so I can hang the light from it. But I never got a photo of it. It was UGLY and it drove me nuts just knowing I did it that way. Now there is only three hanger and not eight.
So here are the before and after photos.

Before



After


What I did



Flat Black


Put together all the lights


Much cleaner look now



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Current Tank Info: 220 Gallon Heavily stock tank Reef and Fish. 100 gallon sump, ATI Power cone IS Protein skimmer, Warner Warine MR100. 4 Ocean Revive T247 LEDS running Warner Marine EcoBAK bio pellets,Warner Marine additives
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Old 03/30/2014, 03:02 AM   #2
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Daniel,

Very nicely done! I have 2 fixtures hanging over a 65g frag tank and they don't stay well lined up which looks sloppy. And there are 4 hanging wires which could be reduced to just 2 using your technique. Very nice work. I might even try taking some Plasti-Coat spay paint and paint them black. And maybe even tie the 2 power cords into 1 and run it off the end. If/when I get to this I'll post photos as well. Thanks for sharing, it's people like you who make this hobby better for everybody!

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Old 03/30/2014, 07:52 AM   #3
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Thank you Stan for the kind words.
I just need to fine black cords so I can run and hide them in the channel.


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Old 03/30/2014, 10:49 AM   #4
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Thank you Stan for the kind words.
I just need to fine black cords so I can run and hide them in the channel.
I think Lowes and I know NAPA sell black flexible plastic conduit that might work?


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Old 03/30/2014, 11:04 AM   #5
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Stan I was just thinking about that today. We will see what I will do this week.


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