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04-05-2013 05:46 PM
calvert
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Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf View Post
im a ceiling hanger personally. i don' want poles sticking over my tanks. instead i have 2 eyelets in my ceiling and they have fishing line strung through them. this makes them hard to see and the focus point more on the tank
...never thought of using fishing string.

How do you actually attach the string to the fixture?

I have a 48" ray2 led fixture that I want to hang when I move my setup to another area of the house, but am searching for ideas on how to go about actually hanging it since there aren't any solutions that are obvious to me.

But, the fixture is extremely light and some 8lb line should be more than enough... are you using some sort of eyelets on the fixture? just looping the string around the whole fixture? etc.
04-03-2013 03:43 AM
NWA-Planted
Re: Light suspension

I will admit, that looks nice!!

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04-03-2013 03:22 AM
DogFish jeremy va - if you have more pics of the tank & water pipe light support, I would be interested in seeing them. Thank you.
04-03-2013 01:37 AM
jeremy va Galvanized pipe: Yup, it is overkill from a load bearing standpoint but it looks pretty cool and, once you get the hang of it and if you are good with measuring, it is really easy to work with. Attached is a photo of a stair rail I made. Flange is screwed in to the wooden framing behind the drywall and it takes an immediate 90 degree turn. The other photo shows pipes (2) rising up from behind a tank. I was going to do a 90 degree turn and bring the pipe out 10" - 14" over the tank and then put a cap on it. I figured I'd drill a couple holes and suspend the fixture from stainless steel wires over the tank. But I changed my mind.
04-02-2013 04:22 PM
NWA-Planted
Re: Light suspension

It's a evo led from aquatraders not heavy at all.


The galvanized water pipe? Man that would be overkill and heavy haha

I ended up using 1" conduit painted with rust resistant paint and drilled holes for wire eyelet hangers




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04-02-2013 04:20 PM
Unikorn Ok I totally understand the concept now Thanks for the images of the actual materials I would be looking for in Homedepot. I will definitely research and look around online as well as goo and wander around homedepot That store is dangerous! I keep eye balling this drill and this electric wood saw using a round blade, I could do so many things! omg...so cool!
04-02-2013 04:01 PM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by NWA-Planted View Post
So, to go along with my thread on my stand I need a way to suspend my led fixture....
How heavy is the fixture? Is it a strip or PAR38 bulbs?
04-02-2013 03:39 PM
All your base Unikorn,

There are lots of options. You can use a flange to anchor the end of the pipe to the floor or the stand:



And/or clamps to clamp it to the side of the stand:





Best bet is to go to a Home Depot or other big box store and just look around near the plumbing section. Use your imagination. That's half the fun of DIY'ing.
04-02-2013 05:51 AM
Unikorn jeremy,

I would attach the pipe to the floor? I'm trying to understand how you would put it together. I'm a girl lol I don't do DIY very often, I'm going to make that change.
04-02-2013 03:23 AM
jeremy va Here's a suggestion for something that costs a bit more than conduit but looks pretty cool: Lowes/HD both stock galvanized water pipe. It is hefty stuff and comes in various dimensions from about 1" OD to 2"OD. They also sell all the fittings including flanges so you can anchor it to a floor. They have 90 degree fittings, 45 degree, "T's" and so on. It is threaded pipe and the cool part is that (at least in VA) they will cut and thread the pipe for FREE. As we all know, FREE is good. So you do your measurements and go in to the store and select pipe and someone threads it. You then take it home, wash it in soap and water, dry it, wax it and there you are. I've built stair rails out of it, towel racks and other things. It is not super cheap but it looks good. A bit steampunk.
04-01-2013 11:01 PM
Unikorn HD Blazingwolf,

When you say eyelets are you talking about something similar to a plant hook?
I would assume you would use ie. a deep sea fishing line, this way it wont snap.
Would you put the eyelets by studs or are they ok in the ceiling? Would I need to put anything over the eyelet in the hold like one of those plastic screw covers?
I would love to see a pic, its always easier when you can see what the person is talking about
03-28-2013 10:55 PM
HD Blazingwolf
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Originally Posted by NWA-Planted View Post
Thought about ceiling suspension.... However the wife said no lol also this keeps the tank along the theme of being fairly "self contained"

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Lemme take some pictures see if she doens't change the mind
at least if ur consideringthe option
03-28-2013 09:50 PM
danielt I did all my fixtures with shelf brackets and pvc foam jambs.
03-28-2013 09:50 PM
NWA-Planted
Re: Light suspension

Thought about ceiling suspension.... However the wife said no lol also this keeps the tank along the theme of being fairly "self contained"

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03-28-2013 09:42 PM
HD Blazingwolf im a ceiling hanger personally. i don' want poles sticking over my tanks. instead i have 2 eyelets in my ceiling and they have fishing line strung through them. this makes them hard to see and the focus point more on the tank
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