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Lighting

Post by Elli » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:33 am

hey guys i am setting up a new 4 foot (78 gallon) tank all glass with glass lid (very excited for the upgrade). I wanted to get a florescent under cabinet fixture that i can put in a UVB fluorescent tube (either T8 5.0 or 10.0 depending on how far light is from substrate). My question is how do you attach the fixture to the underside of the glass? the below was what i wanted to get.
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Post by avocadocrabbies » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:56 am

Oof, that seems pretty tough to do with a glass lid. Is the light fixture the same length as the glass lid? If it is, then maybe you can use tiptoes or some sort of tie to tie the ends of the light fixture onto the ends of the top part of the lid. Or maybe there is some sort of clamp/clip you can buy? I'd look into that
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Re: Lighting

Post by curlysister » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:07 am

You are wanting to put it under the glass, like inside the tank?
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:11 pm

I would maybe look into adding corner guards, not sure how wide the fixture is but you may be able to drill or melt holes in the corner guards and tie the fixture to it with zip ties.
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:12 pm

curlysister wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:07 am
You are wanting to put it under the glass, like inside the tank?
Yeah, UVB doesn’t penetrate glass so adding it would be pretty much a regular lamp if you put it on top of the lid. We don’t really know if UVB has any affect on hermit crabs, but if someone wants to add it then it doesn’t seem to do any harm.
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Re: Lighting

Post by curlysister » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:02 pm

Ah, okay. I would be so nervous that a crab could get to the electrical stuff inside the tank.
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Re: Lighting

Post by Elli » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:16 pm

Not sure if it's that visible but there is a section of fixed glass where the top glass lid sits on that I was hoping I could find a way to attach the light, a hard one i know ImageImageImage

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Re: Lighting

Post by PinchersAndShells » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:38 am

I don’t think silicone would be durable enough to hold up the fixture, is there any way you can tie it to the fixed piece of glass? Rimless glass tanks seem like a challenge in some areas.
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Re: Lighting

Post by Elli » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:22 pm

PinchersAndShells wrote:I don’t think silicone would be durable enough to hold up the fixture, is there any way you can tie it to the fixed piece of glass? Rimless glass tanks seem like a challenge in some areas.
That was my first thought, I would need to experiment to see what works best.

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Re: Lighting

Post by aussieJJDude » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:36 am

If it fits inside the tank (may be a struggle, unless yoy get a smaller unit) could try zip-tying the ballast onto the glass braces. I've done similar, works a treat! :)

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Re: Lighting

Post by Elli » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:18 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:If it fits inside the tank (may be a struggle, unless yoy get a smaller unit) could try zip-tying the ballast onto the glass braces. I've done similar, works a treat! :)

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Great to know someone else has done similar was starting to wonder if it would work Image. I'm going to go to bunnings (hardware store in Australia) and am going to try getting industrial strength double sided tape as well as zip tie. Found a good light at a fish/reptile store that isn't too chunky as well so hopefully wont take up too much space inside tank.

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Re: Lighting

Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:31 am

The double sided tap I wouldn't trust when exposed to constsnt heat and humidity. It holds, but not with condemnation- has lights fall into my aquarium using same tap.

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