09-07-2012, 11:58 AM
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Light fixture 'mod'..?
I'm not sure how "DIY" this really is, it's more of just a hack.. but I thought this would be the best place to post this. First, I should say I do have endlers.. so if going lidless is a terrible idea because they'll jump out go ahead and stop me there.
I just recently purchased one of Petco's 6.6 gallon acrylic tanks. The rim on the tank easily pops off and is not glued down or anything and because of the anxiously designed hood I'm thinking about removing the rim/lid all together. My only obstacle is the light, which sits directly on the lid of the tank.
I cannot suspend the lights very easily so I'm thinking of putting legs on the light and having it raised a bit from the surface. My other light fixture does have feet that it came with, although they're made to sit the light right on the surface of the tank. If I can bend them to create an inch or two gap from the rim to the light, would bit be safe to just screw these legs into the side of the light fixture? I think they're designed with screws at the end to lock the legs in place if they need to be stretched out horizontall
I'll have to look at it more when I am actually home, but I wanted to start the brainstorming process.