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Thema: How to hang Mitras Lightbar from the ceiling?

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    Hello everybody. My first post in the forum after receiving a box of GHL goodies yesterday :-)

    I have purchased a 160 cm Mitras lightbar (Daylight) for my South-American cichlid tank which is 200 cm long. After putting it over the tank yesterday I can say that it is a fantastic light, very pleasant rendition and more than enough to light my tank (which will not be planted).

    For several reasons I would prefer to hang the lightbar from the ceiling. Is this possible?

    I have already purchased the Z-holder for Mitras lightbars as it was my understanding that these are to be used to fix the lightbar to whatever mounting system is used. Can simply I use the GHL-Profilux Suspension Set (or a similar hanging wire kit, like the one from Giesemann) to connect to Z-holders and hang the lights? If necessary, drilling additional holes in the Z-holder is not be a problem for me.

    The tank is an open-top tank and is positioned in a separate aquarium room - aesthetics of the mounting solution is not very important.


    Marko

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    Hallo Marko
    take a10 or 20 cm aluminum profile and screw the Z-holder on the profile. At the profiles, you can then attach the tightrope. This prevents tilt or twist the lightbar.

    regardt Pit

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    Thanks, Pit! Will try this.

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    Hi, can you post a pic of what you came up with ?

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    ......also, does anyone know the minimum mounting distance from the waters surface?

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    Hi Dumaurier,

    sorry that I missed your question - I rarely visit the forum.

    What I eventually did is that for starters I indeed simply drilled holes into the Z-holder and hung the lightbar with the Profilux suspension set. As Pit has kindly hinted, this introduces a certain degree of twist of the lightbar, meaning it is not exactly parallel to the water surface. Since in my case this does not matter - I am illuminating a South American river tank with floating plants only, so light penetration efficiency is not important to me - I simply stuck with this solution.

    For precise alignement of the lightbar the solution which Pit proposed would be required. But from a purely mechanical point of view, Z-holder is strong enough to hold my 150 cm lightbar.

    Marko

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