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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Building something to hang my LED light over my nano tank

currently this is how my tank looks like




was wondering if i could build something to put behind the tank to hold up the LED light as i now have floaters and i want them to get light as well
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don't know about building stuff, but I like your little scape!
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oh thanks lol the moss is still growing, trying to make a tree out of it eventually and the hydro sp japan is still growing
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How is the LED attached to the tank right now? Is it removable, or are you thinking about using a different LED?
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its just ontop of the tank its removable its a finnex 2
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any ideas anyone?
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Try searching on 'ZooMed light stand'.
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Also depends on how much damage you want to do to your wall: 2 cheap bookshelf brackets, 1-2 planter baskets, 2 metal electrical wire conduits attached to the table, brick-a-brack display shelf, etc will work rather well.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 05:42 AM
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Well, I think you might be able to get two 2x4 boards cut to however high you want your light to be above the tank, set them on either side of the tank, and put a board across the back to support it. That explanation definitely does not sound how I am envisioning it, so I will try to make a diagram of some sort and add it on shortly.
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This is as close as I could get to a diagram . If you wanted to move it forward on the tank you could add a horizontal block of wood (that goes along the side of the tank) between the piece that goes behind the tank and the piece that goes on the side of the tank. I hope that helps. Just ask if you want me to try to clarify what i mean

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 05:17 AM
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This is the light I made from black thick acrylic and some LEDs made for cars (or so they claim). I just used 2 DC plugs for the 2 different colors..But I had the same problem when I decided to use some LEDs and took me a few different ways other than this before I ended on this little light setup. This is for my 2.5 gal reef tank but it works for a 12" cube as well.



Turned out pretty good all in all.



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