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Help with fixing T5HO fixture on tank

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by royalbijoyjoy.ashokan@gma, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. royalbijoyjoy.ashokan@gma

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    Hello All,

    I just ordered a 4x1.5ft T5HO reflector(with individual reflectors). Its a rectangular shaped box with hooks to hang the light.
    The problem is that I do not have any hooks on the ceiling to hang them. Does anyone have any ideas as to place this
    on top of my glass aquarium? I have some wood laying around ad thinking of ways to use it for this purpose. Anyone done this before?
    Would sticking wood to the four corners of my glass aquarium work?(like with silicone). I am gonna fix a aquarium fan below the lights and that is
    the main reason why I don't want them to just rest on the glass... I have heard 4xT5HO will generate lots of heat and will not be good in a closed hood
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  2. mi5haha

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    Place two acrylic bars horizontally as the flat beams across the tank for the fixer. Another alternative is to use channel stainless steel (10mm x 30mm)as the beams across the tank.
     
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