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On my 10 gallon shrimp tank I'm using a Current Satellite+ I was having some issues with my floating plants constatnly dying. I think it was happening because the lights were to close to the top of the tank, and unless the floaters were directly under the light they were not getting any light. Light is now 12.5" from substrate

I decided to see if I could make some type of riser made out of 1/4" acrylic. I decided to make it 2.5 inches higher then stock.

Its not perfect, I kinda had to sand down pieces till they finally fit and were secure enough.

Anyone else make something similar? I'll have to see if it has any improvements, just added more Dwarf water lettuce/RRF/Frogbit.
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I cant remember who it was, but someone on this site was making some pretty nice looking risers. These other ones were a bit more polished and professional looking than what you've got there (no offense intended, and certainly what you built there will serve its purpose!) If its not too difficult for you, I might suggest adding in something to sort of "hook" around the light fixture legs. Looks like if you knocked into the light it would slide right off those risers.

As an aside, most floating plants dont like much water movement. If you've got a HOB filter on that tank, that could be your issue!

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It just has a sponge filter on it
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