Flex mount for Mitras LX7

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  1. eyesmuri

    eyesmuri Member

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    Hello,

    I want to upgrade my Led to Mitras LX7200.
    Is the flex mount for Mitras LX7 able to mount it horizontally with the tank? I found the info that it cannot.

    I apprecaite if anyone could help. Thank you.

    Regards,

    Eyesmuri
     

  2. Marco@GHLUSA

    Marco@GHLUSA GHL Team R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    Currently the Flex mount can only mount the Mitras perpendicular to the tank, if mounted to the back.
    However I have see a customer with 2x Flex Mounts use a Aluminum profile mounted to the flex mount, and the Mitras mounted to the Aluminum profile.
     
  3. eyesmuri

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    Thank you for your quick reply.

    Can I mount two Lx 7 prependicular to my red sea reefer 350? Good covering enough?
     
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    Marco@GHLUSA GHL Team R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    Yes. 2 would be perfect.
    You can mount them perpendicular, but parallel to the long side would give you a little bit better coverage.
     
  5. eyesmuri

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    Yes, that is my concern.
     
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    Marco@GHLUSA GHL Team R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    If you get some Aluminum extrusion / profile, you can mount that to the lightmounts, and the mitras to the extrusion / profile. :)
     
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    Swoody Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I made my own mount and going to add a other 7206 to it soon......it does have a slight bow so I am upping the box tube to 1.250"

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  9. eyesmuri

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    Thanks Marco@GHLUSA.

    I think that is too complicated to me...
    I am currently using Radion G3 and I got their single arm amount.
    Do you think I can modify a bit to mount the LX7 on it?
    I saw someone using Verrve mount and grill two holes on the mount and successfully mounted it on horizontally.

    Is GHL going to release a version 2 of Flex mount in the future?
     
  10. Bob Stohrer

    Bob Stohrer Active Member

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    How exactly did you attach the LX7s to the T-slot? Is there a certain T-slot piece needed? I've been to the 80/20 website and the options are overwhelming!

    Thanks in Advance, Bob
     
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    Swoody Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey Bob....I am not using T slot at all...simply square tubing drilled through with 1" metal spacers atop the lights and I believe 4.7mm x 2.250" long screws all purchased at Home Depot. If I were going to use the T slot extrusion, I would still use the same spacers and whatever length screw worked and make the tabs to slide into the T-slot myself from a piece of aluminum flat bar.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I made this mount out of T-Slot for my 7206s
     
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    That is a great looking mounting solution for multiple units!
    Please feel free to post a parts list.
     
  14. Bob Stohrer

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    Hi Swoody, Thanks, I'll give HD and Lowes a try.
     
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    Attaching the Lx7 to the T-slot is the tricky bit of a mount. I cant find my parts lists, but I used tapplastics and boltdepot for the parts. Here is a close up of how I did it. The plate is dark acrylic 1/4 from tap. The black posts ( plastic spacers ) and all hex screws are from bolt depot. The bolts going up attache to t-slot anchors so I can slide the mount. The bottom spacers are taller to not interfere with air flow and allow space for a allen wrench to tight the up bolts. The acrylic flexes very little because I used 2 bolts and created more of a shearing force.

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    love the look of this. I'm about ready to pull the trigger on new lights and am seriously considering the LX7's.... Nice work.
     
  17. Michael Gray

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    The black spacers are a must have regardless so it doesnt cover up the cooling right. Those so question is how long spacers are necessary smallest if possible
     
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