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sweat044
09-11-2013, 12:13 PM
I am trying to figure out a way to hang an LED over my frag tank. I want to hang it from the wall over the tank and not the ceiling. Any help and thoughts would be great.

sweat044
09-11-2013, 12:17 PM
I tried posting a pic from photobucket using the img code and it said invalid file?

89delta
09-11-2013, 12:34 PM
Check put Lowes or HomeDepot for Style Selections. It's a modular shelving unit. I believe they have an 18" bracket rated to 100#.

kmellon
09-11-2013, 01:40 PM
Maybe a plant hanger? I doubt your lights are very heavy and they are designed to hold on to plants and if you add those retractable cables, you can raise and lower your lights as needed.
https://www.google.com/search?q=wall+plant+hanger&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=L8YwUoGZOKK72AXU44DACQ&ved=0CFsQsAQ&biw=1384&bih=704&dpr=1
http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Reach-Plant-Pulley-Set/dp/B004PBIWM8

I think Doyle used the easy reach on his 90, but i'm not sure.

hooked
09-11-2013, 03:57 PM
Mine are hung from the ceiling using the yoyo hanger strings.

Sputnik
09-11-2013, 06:38 PM
I'd go with an engine hoist......very sturdy.

sweat044
09-11-2013, 09:28 PM
What brand are they? Do they have the be hung into a stud?

Mine are hung from the ceiling using the yoyo hanger strings.

hooked
09-11-2013, 09:32 PM
I bought mine at fishy. I think Reefkoi sells them. Mine are on swag hooks through the ceiling drywall, no studs. But my LEDs are not very heavy.
http://reefkoi.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20&products_id=1080


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Murfman
09-12-2013, 05:51 AM
If you use swag hooks with butterfly type toggle bolts, you will have no problems with weight. I screwed a 1 x 4 into my ceiling, using the joists as mounting points, and then attached my Evo 120s using little cup hooks to the 1 x 4.

kutcha
09-12-2013, 08:13 AM
ALWAYS you the stud i never trust those butterfly bolts

kmellon
09-12-2013, 08:35 AM
Whoa, Hey now, i'm not sure what you you and Murf have going on, but maybe you two should keep it private. :) Ha ha ha

kutcha
09-12-2013, 08:37 AM
lol hey you can never go wrong with a stud ;)

AGGJSW
09-12-2013, 10:17 AM
Use a closet rod and closet rod sockets. If you need a longer rod, use a piece of metal electrical tubing. All can be found at Home Depot/Lowes. $10

sweat044
09-12-2013, 10:53 AM
Do you have a picture of this? Trying to get an idea??

Use a closet rod and closet rod sockets. If you need a longer rod, use a piece of metal electrical tubing. All can be found at Home Depot/Lowes. $10

sweat044
09-17-2013, 09:36 AM
I found these. Seem to have the best reviews. Let me know what you think?

http://www.amazon.com/Apollo-Horticulture-GLRP18-Adjustable-Improved/dp/B0098R0600/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379432025&sr=8-1&keywords=light+hangers

89delta
09-17-2013, 11:36 AM
Would be perfect.

AGGJSW
09-17-2013, 12:15 PM
Do you have a picture of this? Trying to get an idea??

I think I may have misunderstood what you're wanting. I was thinking you wanted to suspend your lights from something anchored on the walls on either side of the tank (left and right sides). Then... you could use a closet rod and these: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&keyword=closet+rod%20sockets&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1&selectedCatgry=SearchAll

sweat044
09-17-2013, 12:38 PM
That was plan A. Then I decided to go with plan B which is the current plan.

Jed
11-22-2013, 07:52 PM
That was plan A. Then I decided to go with plan B which is the current plan.

What did you end up doing?, I need ideas for my setup!.