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Since the hanging kits i found online will never be "in stock" what are people using to lift the Fluval Plant 3.0 lights off their tanks? I now have 2 (60 liter) 16 gallon rimless tanks that would greatly benefit having the light up off the tank about 4". I need something more stylish than hanging chain or wire from the ceiling. I do have access to a 3D printer if that is a solution.

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I used this Aquarium light leg/stand by supex as a template. My buddy printed it out for me and I asked them to customize the bottom feet to accommodate 6mm glass instead of the default rimmed version. The recipe does come with 3 different heights.
Perfect! I think 4" would be outstanding for me. Do you have the printing file? I assume it's a file.
 

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It should be in the link in my above post. There should be a file link to download the recipe.
I see it. Sorry, I'm at work trying to do 3 things at once.

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I got the light lifters on Friday evening and the new light came in today's mail.

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Now if I could only find a cabinet that both tanks would fit on. LOL!
 

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I got the current usa orbit mount. The clips don't fit the fluval 3.0 light, only the current usa light, so I bought the fluval hanging kit and used the brackets from the hanging kit on the orbit mount. I now have 2 48" fluval 3.0's on these 2 mounts. The mounts are adjustable from 3 to 7 inches in height so they work great for anything sticking up over the water surface.
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I got the current usa orbit mount. The clips don't fit the fluval 3.0 light, only the current usa light, so I bought the fluval hanging kit and used the brackets from the hanging kit on the orbit mount. I now have 2 48" fluval 3.0's on these 2 mounts. The mounts are adjustable from 3 to 7 inches in height so they work great for anything sticking up over the water surface.
Nice! I couldn't find the fluval hanging kits anywhere when I was looking.

Here are my two tanks with the printed lifters.

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