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Saltlife352 07-26-2009 08:58 PM

How to rig my lighting
 
Hey everyone, I'm new to this website.
I have a problem with my lighting situation on my tank. I have a 24 inch dual satellite, and I'm trying to rig it onto a 30 inch tank. I can't find a glass canopy that fits my tank for some reason, and recently failed with plexi glass. If I bought mounting legs for my light, could I adjust the legs far enough for my tank? What would you guys do in my situation?

I got this light practically brand new for 20 dollars, thats why I didn't buy a 30 inch light.

Kellsindell 07-27-2009 06:36 AM

I would say use the mounting legs, but you may have some issues. Do you not have a canopy.

Saltlife352 07-27-2009 10:52 AM

No I don't have a canopy, I wish I did so I could just go with the retro fits. Do you think that mounting legs would be able to stretch an additional 3 inches on each side to make up for the difference in length.

wake49 07-27-2009 11:15 AM

No. Maybe use a couple pieces of rigid plactic or plexiglass to span the top of the tank. Just like a glass lid, but only where needed. They would fit right in the groove of the rim of the tank.

SuperFishFan 07-30-2009 12:23 AM

Saltlife, is there anyway you can take a picture of the lights and the top of the tank, and post them?

ldampman 01-22-2016 06:52 AM

1st saltwater tank lighting hood
 
I received a 40 gal Sea Clear tank for Xmas and it only came with a hood that had several slots florescent bulbs. So we got a florescent bulb at Petco. In doing some studying on newer lamps we then bought an LED and retro fitted it onto the hood with some plastic straps. Now we just have to figure out what light order to use throughout the day and night. Info is hard to come by sometimes. Our hood fits into the acrylic tank perfectly. For yours just make sure what ever you choose is that it is very secure. If you go to your local home improvement store someone there may give you some great ideas on what you could use to retro fit it. Take it with you. Good Luck.


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