light elevator?

Capt_Cully

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Anyone know of a way to be able to elevate lighting set up? I'd love for my Halides to be fairly close to the surface of the water. Tank is 27 deep, running DE 250s. It'd be great to lower them down when my hands are out of the water, and raise them up when I need to get in there.

Not looking to go crazy, just trying to come up with a simple method to employ. Kinda like a window shade.

Tried a search, but didn't find much. I know we have some crafty fellers here in URS.
 

magdelan

Fish?
What about the customizing a Tek light hanging kit? I was able to do exactly what you are trying to achieve.
 

Capt_Cully

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tropills

New member
Magnets. You could epoxy nano tank magfloats to your canopy and reflectors..
And use cable to support them in the hanging position ..
 

Capt_Cully

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I just googled yoyo light hangers and found em. I'm thinking it might be the way I go. The problem is, the apparatus hangs down further that I'd want the lights when retracted. Need to see em to see if they can be modded.
 

Capt_Cully

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Yeah, I have 2 Lumenmax Elite 3s that will be inside the canopy. Canopy's ceiling is 14 inches off the top of the trim. Maybe 15 off of the surface of the water. The profile of the reflectors is about 5 1/2 inches. It'd be great to bring them down to 2-3" off of the water to get good penetration with the 250s.
 

jdoenumber2

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Cully- I bet you could use eye screws, fish the nylon cord through and put the yoyos horizontally opposed. That should work good. You actually set the counter balance weight on the yoyos with wing nuts.
 

Capt_Cully

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Yeah, nice. I was thinking something like that. I'm really psyched. You guys have helped me out a ton. I've been sweating the fact that my tanks is deeper than the last one. I was worried about penetration AND having enough clearance to wotlrk on the tank. Being 3 feet front to back makes it an interesting challenge.
 

jdoenumber2

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Here you go.
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Capt_Cully

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Look up pro grips. Very easy to adjust.

SOLD!

I like that you can knot the line to keep reflector from dropping into the waters. I love that they are overkill, rate to 150#. I like the block n tackle set up that I can configure to decrease its profile.
 
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