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Seen any of these or have an idea of how to make one? I have a 10g and no way to raise the lights. The lights are Compact Fluorescent Lights which don't generate a lot of heat. My best idea has been mounting the lights iin 5-gallon upside-down buckets and hang the fixture from the power cord.

Thanks in advance for any advice. I really have too much light.
 

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Is the fixture in a standard hood that fits on top of a tank? Or is it something you can move around?

Is it possible that you could add a layer of fiberglass window screen to cut your light level down?

Either way, maybe you could consider using a different fixture if you're set on hanging. The standard dome-style shop lights from the hardware store are about $7 and you can use daylight CFLs. Fixtures are easy to paint, customize and suspend above the tank.
 

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Thanks Somewhat :eek:,

I have 2 10w CFLs in 2 dome fixtures ("brooder") on a 10g tank with a glass top. What is creating the problem is that I live in an apartment and I can't drill into the ceiling. You're right, though - maybe I can try window screen or something else.
 

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Can you put nails/screws into your walls? I bought shelf brackets to hang my dome lights.
 

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If you can do holes in the wall, can do L-brackets like said, or I made my own with 2 pieces of wood, some black paint and a black L-bracket to support it to suspend my reptile domes.

 

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1/2" conduit - if you have a conduit bender - works well if you can attach it to the back of the stand and bend it over the top, a couple feet above the tank. PVC will also work fine for the tiny amount of weight you're talking about.
 
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