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    Looking for a better way to hold powerheads up

    I have 4 Mj 900's in my tank and they are constantly falling off their suction cups, does anyone have a better way to keep them in place ?
    Mark
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    Cool

    get some scrap acryli,buy some weldon, make some brackets that will hang onto your tank bracing, and drill a few holes into the brackets, zip tie the MAXI bracket onto the acrylic. works like a charm.

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    Good plan with the zip ties, i had thought of using acrylic before but i couldn't think of a reef safe way to secure them on there. I'm not sure where around here i could get some acrylic tho
    Mark
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    2x175W MH 1x250W MH 2x65W Actinics

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    you could also try gluing some of those magnet cleaners to the PH and getting some magnets to mate outside the glass. Probably go with earth magnets. They would suck the snot out of your head........well if you had metal in your snot!!!LOL Sorry to be so rude.
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    Make sure your zip tie doesn't have some metal in it... I have seen some that the locking mechanism use meta.

    Just my 0.02 cents.

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    You can get acrylic at home depot. I used it to create my overflow in my nano. They have a whole bunch of different thicknesses. I think you can only get it in clear there though. I really like the solution mike536 provided. Very original

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    About the gluing PH to a glass-cleaning magnet.... i'm seen it mentioned in RC, so not really doubting it. But I'm just curious with that big magnet there, won't it affect the PH? since the impeller's base (or whatever it's called) is basically a magnet?
    Hardwares: 50G reef tank, 30G sump & ~55lb Indo/Fiji LR. Finnex 36"x4 T5 lights, Coralife Superskimmer 220g, Mag9.5 return and SEIO820+MJ600 PH.
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    Fish: Percular clown PJ cardinal, royal gramma, yellow watchman goby, 3x chromis.

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    I was wondering the same thing but Ive read that it works pretty well. I don't know. I'll let ya know when I do it in a couple of weeks.
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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