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    Mega-Hanger System

    I went to Nedco in Brockville and bought 10' of their SuperStrut, four end caps, and six spring nuts yesterday. When I got home I cut the strut into two 5' long pieces, installed the end caps, measured the locations of the trusses and marked and drilled the mouning holes. Then, I screwed the two pieces of strut onto the bottom of Melissa's balcony. I screwed it up with 4" full thread coated screws so it should carry a load of about 500 lbs per strut.

    The spring nuts twist into place inside the strut and can I can slide them along to where I need them. One they are in place I screw the eye bolts in until they press against the back of the truss which locks them in place.

    Total cost...$35.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

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    Nice. Looks the same as my setup. Nothings better then being able to move the whole lighting system away from the tank.

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    I was thinking that I would use a thin piece of aircraft cable through another pair of eye bolts to raise and lower the lights for service. Did you know that you can get trolley's for UniStrut?

    www.unistrut.com/Browse/cat_pg.php?P=S05_Trolley

    You could just roll your lights (and other overhead equipment) out of the way. Maybe the ideal solution would be to have a lower frame of strut hanging from the upper struts on which you could mount things like home made wave makers and the like.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hank.carr

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    James,

    You are my hero.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hank.carr

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    Got that at Princess Auto, somewhere East Ottawa. The rails were 20$ ish, the rolling hangers were abit more. Same system your using I believe.

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