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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Clip On Light

I'm going to use 2 clip on lights for my 10g and I was wandering where do you guys actually clip the clip on to?

Is the rim a safe place or would the pressure from the clip break the rim?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 02:29 AM
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I've used clip on lights on rimless aquariums before; are you referring to the plastic trim or the actual rim of the glass?

If it is the latter, I have had no problems, as long as you are careful.

Depending on the clip on light type, I have clipped them on the back (single clip only) or on both sides (double clip, adjustable length).

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I'm talking about the actual black trim, This is the light.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-...Black/21500112


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 12:17 PM
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I haven't used that particular version. I have the worklights, but they are clipped to black trim. I haven't had any problems so far.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 12:35 PM
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i think the best way would be to glue a a piece of acrylic of glass to the back of the tank and paint the back black so you can hide the ugly clipy part
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Ive been using the "work light" clip on version you'd find at big box home improvement stores (cost $7) on my grow out tanks. Put one on each of the short sides (left & right) of tank rim. (2 20 gal tanks run like this without problems thus far)
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