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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-10-2005, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Aluminum light stand

Going to order the following parts from http://www.brunnerent.com to build a light stand similiar to,
http://www.e-aquaria.com/aforest/aqua_forest_6.jpg

S162R; 1 in. Square Tube for Connectors
Stock#: S 162R
1" Square Tube w/ .065" wall
Satin Anodized
6 ft.

S162R; 1 in. Square Tube for Connectors
Stock#: S 162R
1" Square Tube w/ .065" wall
Satin Anodized
4 ft.

End Cap / Foot
Stock#: PF 10
Nylon End Cap/Foot for either 1" or 3/4" Square Tubing.
Gray
1 in.

2-Way Corner Connector
Stock#: PF 21
2-Way Nylon Corner Connector for either 1" or 3/4" Square Tubing.
Grey
1 in.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-10-2005, 09:24 PM
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good luck. I built something, not all that different, from wood to hang my pendent. Worked great, but is still a work in process. I found I did not like haveing a lot of stand over the pendent. Have shortened it once, and may do so again.

Meanwhile I have thought of using a single tube and a lot of mending to make something that flows a little more. (come up on a corner, bend outward to mid tank, then bend and cross the tank).

58 gallon oceanic, Kessel 360 tun sun, pressurized co2, eheim pimp #179 - 2217 and diffuser
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 03:18 PM
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IMO, that structure does not seem sturdy enough to perform any kind of long term support. Might as well get those hanging light fixture with its mounting hardware.Regards,
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