help needed on hanging my lights

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  1. duanead

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    Hi guys tank is almost up and running just need some help on how I will be able to hang my lights

    I've got a 2meter tank and my metal halide unit is 1,8meter long so ill have to use those cables you get with it to hang them,

    But here is the tricky question the tank is on the 1st floor so there is a concrete ceiling,how am I going to hang them?
     
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    You can get the large L- brackets and fix to the wall. Then hang the lights from the brackets.
     
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    How far away from the back wall is your tank? If not too far, you could use L brackets off the back wall and hang the MH off that instead of drilling through the ceiling....?
     
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    LOL. Well I have a 600 front to back tank and its 150 from the wall. I use the biggest L brackets that builders had (550 I think) and the halides are in the middle of the tank. I have a square bar on top of the brackets and the hanging kits attached to that. That way I can move the lights back to work in the tank.
     
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    Thanks guys will look at it an if it will fit,

    The tank is about 500 away from wall but can maybe move it at most another 100 closer,is it still to far away?
     
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    Should work, otherwise you can weld together a custom bracket....?
     
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