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Anyone have plants for a hanging light stand?

I'm unable to find a light hanging kit that would attach to a tank with a rim so I'll have to go the DIY route. Does anyone have plans on how to build a setup that would allow my to hang a 48 inch T5 fixture over a 80 gallon tank?

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Possibly too late to help but an easy way?
If you have a wooden stand that you can screw to the back side, electrical conduit can be bent to hang out over the tank and be clamped to the stand back. For long like you want, two conduits, one at each end but left loose enough to swivel to the side when you want to work in the tank? I have used both small chain like swag lamps or the coated cable with clamps.
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I'm unable to find a light hanging kit that would attach to a tank with a rim so I'll have to go the DIY route. Does anyone have plans on how to build a setup that would allow my to hang a 48 inch T5 fixture over a 80 gallon tank?
Black iron pipe and fittings from your local hardware store. Paint it whatever color you like. There are pictures in my past posts of what I did for my UNS90U


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