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Old 11-30-2014, 02:07 AM   #1
Mike Letourneau
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Fluval P48 (Aqualife and plant)

I have folks, I recently purchased a Fluval P48 (aqualife and plant) LED light. The unit does not come with a ceiling suspension kit however I would like to mount it via my ceiling none the less.
I'm already well aware of the low PAR levels for this light but I'm going to suspend it from my ceiling anyway. ...which leads me to another question later described....

I have a 55 gallon brackish setup, sand substrate with 2 puffer, java fern (at mid ground), java moss (near surface) and will be adding red mangroves soon.
I already dose with CO2, and liquid ferts

I'd like to "fish out" other people's conceptualized ideas on how to achieve a ceiling suspension.

Pictures (no matter how badly drawn up) highly welcomed and valued (as I am a "visual learner").

...as for the "other question", is there a conceivable way of adding optic lenses to this unit somehow? It is my assumption that adding optic lenses will increase the PAR rating, right?
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
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You could just buy some "Screw Eyes" and screw them into the joists in the ceiling right above the tank. Then pick up some magnetic "Pull Hooks" and attach them to the light itself. Use some "550 Paracord" (aka parachute cord) and use that to attach the light to the Screw Eyes on the ceiling. You can buy all of these materials from your local hardware store.

I've never suspended a light before so this is all just conceptualized in my head. If you go on homedepot.com or lowes.com and search for the items I described above, you should be able to visualize my concept pretty easily.
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