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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Raising LED light fixtures

Hi to all viewing members.
I finally have my 125 gallon planted tank running with all LED lighting.
The rear glass lids have 2 - 36" Finnex Ray II fixtures and the front glass lid has a 48" Finnex Planted Plus LED fixture. I am a Finnex believer!!
Due to a bba issue I was advised to decrease the light intensity, which I took to mean raise the light fixtures off the glass lids.
I will be able to suspend the 48" Planted plus fixture in the front of the tank but I was hoping to just place the Ray II fixtures in the back up on legs or brackets snuggly on the sides of the tank.
Do any members have any suggestions as to what brackets or legs would do the trick - I am even open to DIY.
Thanks in advance to all responding members.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-30-2014, 01:57 AM
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No but I would also like something like this for my finnex lol. Bump
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 06:34 PM
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Did you ever figure out the solution for raising using legs?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 06:41 PM
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Post a pic of your situation

ooops, saw it was an old thread, is there a delete button any where?

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 06:42 PM
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This is what I thought about doing. It is a fair bit of work but the results are undeniably awesome. Best of luck!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 07:02 PM
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Use plastic tie-wraps around the fixtures, attach to the ceiling with fishing line. Attach at 3 different points just in case, better be safe.


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 08:37 PM
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Maybe try throwing some screen between the glass lids and lights to help cut the intensity?
Easiest way IMO.


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