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02-18-2013 04:42 PM
bat_billy
Re: Leg mounting slides

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Originally Posted by BeachBum2012 View Post
That sounds awesome to me. I had enough material on hand to make 5 sets. Made one for myself and have four SCAPE members getting sets later this week. I've already ordered more material. Send them my way for sure!

Thanks,
Brian
Brian,

I would like to purchase a set of the hangers off of you if possible. PM me if you have any available.

Thanks.
02-15-2013 12:09 PM
jbrady33 How high do you want them off the tank? If it isn't too high you can make legs/feet with SS instead of hangers
02-15-2013 05:46 AM
l8nite I found some SS 3/32" rods tonight at a local Ace, but I can't get permission from my wife to hang the lights.... hm.
02-01-2013 01:39 PM
l8nite Probably going to do this soon. Nothing but friction preventing the hanger from sliding out of the grooves? (if the light were jostled/tipped, for example)?

Wonder if there's a hobby shop near me that sells 3/32" SS rods.
10-29-2012 05:30 PM
BeachBum2012
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Originally Posted by Lowe View Post
Nice work! Maybe you can start marketing them as I'm sure there are a ton of users here looking for hanging options. That's pretty close to the design we sent over to be produced but we still haven't received any feedback back yet. If anyone asks for a kit, I can surely direct them to you if you like!
That sounds awesome to me. I had enough material on hand to make 5 sets. Made one for myself and have four SCAPE members getting sets later this week. I've already ordered more material. Send them my way for sure!

Thanks,
Brian
10-29-2012 04:48 PM
Lowe Nice work! Maybe you can start marketing them as I'm sure there are a ton of users here looking for hanging options. That's pretty close to the design we sent over to be produced but we still haven't received any feedback back yet. If anyone asks for a kit, I can surely direct them to you if you like!
10-28-2012 07:13 AM
BeachBum2012 Works great

10-27-2012 11:32 PM
jbrady33 Great job! Exactly what I had in mind. .
10-27-2012 05:12 AM
BeachBum2012 Well, photobucket is not liking me right now. I'll just have to show you the final brackets. I'll try again tomorrow to get it to let me show you the process. They're fairly simple





With these brackets in place of the legs you can use whatever method (chain, cable, whatever) you want to hang your lights. No drilling into the case or modifying the light at all.

I used aluminum for these and they support a 24" light very easily. Stainless rods are also available and, while most likely more difficult to bend, would be more rigid and I would assume could hold more weight. I really don't think it would matter in this application anyhow.
10-27-2012 04:58 AM
beedee ^ nice, can't wait to see the pix man!
10-26-2012 11:35 PM
BeachBum2012 I did it!!!

Pics to follow later.
10-18-2012 09:46 PM
BeachBum2012 I have a design in mind that will slide into the existing grooves. I think it'll work quite well. Home Depot doesn't carry 3/32 rod though so I had to order online. It'll be a week or so before I can try my idea.
10-18-2012 07:30 PM
jbrady33 Yes, you can slide nails or wire into the slide grooves

The 'official' hanger should be 2 'C' shaped hangers that wrap around the light from the top and slide in the same groves.

EDIT: just now thought of this, but long stiff wire (stainless?) through the slide grooves would allow a Finnex light to go on a slightly longer tank than the light, a la Mainland's fixtures.
10-18-2012 04:25 PM
BeachBum2012
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Originally Posted by monkeyfish View Post
If it's the same as the fugeray, it's 3/32"
Thanks. I forgot to grab it today too. Looks like I have a lunch trip to the Depot today.
10-18-2012 01:18 AM
monkeyfish If it's the same as the fugeray, it's 3/32"
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