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11-26-2012 03:33 AM
Lurch98
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Originally Posted by fplata View Post
Tom is 100% right the system that ati uses is the best system I have seen. I wish I could buy it separate so that I can retrofit my ADA lights
Someone posted these up the other day:

http://www.pendantsystems.com/index....=18628&count=1

http://www.griplocksystems.com/light...-Grippers&id=1

Not sure if they sell retail, but worth a call/email.
11-25-2012 03:33 PM
fplata Tom is 100% right the system that ati uses is the best system I have seen. I wish I could buy it separate so that I can retrofit my ADA lights
11-25-2012 09:20 AM
lochaber Yeah, I don't think I understood what you were asking...

I thought you had already purchased the items, but were uncertain about the tension mechanism.

If you are looking for cheap, I'm guessing it's going to be hard to beat the chain/hook method.
11-22-2012 05:17 AM
Tom Barr Wire adjustment like on the ATI, Coralife etc, far better than the yoyo's.
11-22-2012 04:31 AM
m00se
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Originally Posted by Joraan View Post
Want something like this...

http://hydrophytesblog.com/?p=542

But not clear what to get....

I think I'm all set as I found these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5UHeQ8CYb0

Which works best for my purpose.
That youtube video is demonstrating the exact ones I pasted in the url right above your post.
11-22-2012 04:02 AM
HypnoticAquatic i did read your post thats why i gave u a link to see what type u were looking for. if u had read my post i listed there are yoyo types(which u are using), a string type where u pull and its locks it then to adjust it u have to push a release button an lower it, there is also the chain type, then there are higher end ones which might be out of your range that work just like a window blind would, so without knowing exactly what type your looking for or what $ range thats about as much info thats reasonably relative to your ? hope it helps point ya in the direction your looking for
11-22-2012 03:58 AM
JoraaŃ Want something like this...

http://hydrophytesblog.com/?p=542

But not clear what to get....

I think I'm all set as I found these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5UHeQ8CYb0

Which works best for my purpose.
11-22-2012 03:51 AM
m00se Ahh!! Sorry I didn't catch that. Hydroponic stores (online too) sell adjustable pulley systems for their grow systems that are reasonable. $20 and up. Never used them though so I can't say one way or the other whether they'd be what you want.


Here is one of many I found searching "light movers hydroponic" in google:


http://goo.gl/aaqYH

GL and cheers!
11-22-2012 03:51 AM
fplata With all due respect I think they are reading your post just fine, it's just maybe you are articulating it wrong, give it another shoot maybe we will be able to understand better
11-22-2012 03:44 AM
JoraaŃ
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Originally Posted by HypnoticAquatic View Post
you can find those yoyo's or the pull string ones or theres another one thats like a window blind fairly cheap, research u can find the yoyo for like 10$ check this out then do more research if u think its to much some stuff u can find cheaper some u cant. http://www.hydrofarm.com/catalog.php?category=20 where i get most my stuff or look first.
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Originally Posted by lochaber View Post
Looking at that link, all it looks like needs to be done is put eyebolts in the ceiling or something over the tank, and put those betwixt the hood and the support.

I think adjusting the wingnuts just sets the amount of tension so it compensates for the weight of the light/reflector. The only time you should have to do this is when you set it up, or after you change bulbs or something, and maybe an occasional tweaking.

After that, you should be able to just push/pull the reflector to adjust it's height.


I'm pretty sure the tension just serves to help cancel out the weight of the hood/reflector.


Disclaimer: I don't have this nor have I seen it in person, that's just the best I can figure by looking at the linky
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Originally Posted by m00se View Post
Haha... Wow! Only 3 times the price of yoyos!

E-bay $9.00 free shipping when I got mine.
You guys are not reading my post...read again...I'm using Yoyo hanger.
11-22-2012 01:30 AM
m00se Haha... Wow! Only 3 times the price of yoyos!

E-bay $9.00 free shipping when I got mine.
11-22-2012 01:25 AM
lochaber Looking at that link, all it looks like needs to be done is put eyebolts in the ceiling or something over the tank, and put those betwixt the hood and the support.

I think adjusting the wingnuts just sets the amount of tension so it compensates for the weight of the light/reflector. The only time you should have to do this is when you set it up, or after you change bulbs or something, and maybe an occasional tweaking.

After that, you should be able to just push/pull the reflector to adjust it's height.


I'm pretty sure the tension just serves to help cancel out the weight of the hood/reflector.


Disclaimer: I don't have this nor have I seen it in person, that's just the best I can figure by looking at the linky
11-22-2012 01:21 AM
HypnoticAquatic you can find those yoyo's or the pull string ones or theres another one thats like a window blind fairly cheap, research u can find the yoyo for like 10$ check this out then do more research if u think its to much some stuff u can find cheaper some u cant. http://www.hydrofarm.com/catalog.php?category=20 where i get most my stuff or look first.
11-22-2012 01:15 AM
JoraaŃ
Adjustable light hanging kit

Any one has made 1? What I have is this

http://www.saferwholesale.com/produc...02%20pairs.htm

What I want is something that can be adjust easily, not using Tensions like shown in the link above.

I don't want to spend lots of $$$ as this be temporarily for experiment purpose...

Open for suggestion.

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