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    Yeah those TV mounts are very sweet.

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    Just saw this on another forum.
    Fairly cheap and not sure how much weight it would hold.

    Aquarium lighting bracket

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawguy View Post
    Thanks for the invite. I'll have to see if I can work that into a drive down south.

    BTW...the way the guy on RC used a lcd tv mount was sweet. Swivel to your hearts content.
    Been following alone. You may want to consider when you mount the bracket to the back of the stand I would suggest you have 2 mounting points. 1 at the top back and 1 at the bottom back. Seems like you will have some weight hanging out over the tank.
    You cant possibly know how you want to run your reef-system, until you have ran one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peppie View Post
    Been following alone. You may want to consider when you mount the bracket to the back of the stand I would suggest you have 2 mounting points. 1 at the top back and 1 at the bottom back. Seems like you will have some weight hanging out over the tank.

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    Oh yeah..........

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    Yes, thanks. Those evergrow lights are not the lightest thing in the world. Was checking out this too I saw from the other forum. 80/20® Inc. - The Industrial Erector Set®

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawguy View Post
    Yes, thanks. Those evergrow lights are not the lightest thing in the world. Was checking out this too I saw from the other forum. 80/20® Inc. - The Industrial Erector Set®

    Looks very similar to the eztube material.
    But the eztube connectors are solid and the aluminum tubing comes with or without powder coating.

    But definately another choice.

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    I have a new LED hanging unit that, for the life of me, I can't figure how to hang over my 10 gallon reef tank.

    The LED unit is one of those excessively bright (though completely dimmable) 120 watt monstrosities. It measures 16 inches long (from end to end) and 8 1/2 inches front to back. It weighs around 8 pounds.

    I'd like to find a way to build a stand that would fit around the tank shelving unit, or figure out a way to hang it from the wall.

    Any suggestions out there?

    Thanks!

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    None of the suggested ways will work for you?

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    Hi mfinn,

    The fixture is one of these: reefbreeders

    It has an odd connector layout. The tank itself sits on one of those popular two shelf wire stands that are sold at stores like Walmart and Target. Attaching the typical hanger/stand to one of these sounds a bit difficult.

    I'm currently thinking of making a stand with 2 by 4's. Can't seem to figure anything else out at this point.

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    Well, first off, using a 120 watt Evergrow fixture over a 10 gallon tank seems,,,,,,,,,,,well, a bit excessive.

    But,,, whatever. Not judging.

    What you could do is make a light stand that would sit on the same shelf as the tank.
    Click on " My 240" and go to the last page and see the led hanging rack I made. Then think of the legs going on the outside of the tank and extending down to the shelf the tank sits on.
    There are a number of different materials you could use.
    I've seen some very useable light racks made this way using pvc pipe and pvc fittings.

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    Excessive? You've got that right! Let's just say that they're a part of my future plans. Since I have em, I may as well use em, eh? They're dimmable to zero, so they'll work.

    The tank pretty much takes up the entire shelf. I guess I could build a stand that rests on the shelf below... On my way to Lowes and Home Depot in a few minutes. I'll wonder their aisles again this afternoon for more ideas. Will check out PVC.

    Thanks, mfinn.

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    Well... I finally gave in and ordered one of these: http://www.aquastyle...ghting-Bracket/

    I'll let you all know about the bracket as soon as it arrives.

    I emailed the company before ordering. They'll modify it to fit my tank free-of-charge.

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    cool, can't wait to see it in action.

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    That looks good! Nice clean look and simple!

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    Inspired by tv mount and the recent computer monitor mounts that were issued by work. I think I am going to get this: Dual Stand | Multiple Monitor Stand | LCD Mount | Monitor Arm My thought is to mount a long single pole, attached on the bottom and top of stand and then attach the arms on onto the pole. Then get some metal bracing to attach the light to the arms. Thoughts?

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