Mounting Mitras LX7's

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  1. mwilk19

    mwilk19 Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting ready to mount my 2 LX7's over my 120 gallon mixed reef. (48"x24"x24"). Should they be mounted parallel with the front and back or parallel with the sides? Any help would be appreciated.
     

  2. malacoda

    malacoda Active Member Partner Member 2019

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    They're meant to be mounted so that the display on the light is facing the front of the tank (e.g. parallel to the sides). It's really just for aesthetics and convenience of being able to read the display on the light.

    You can mount them in either direction -- parallel to the sides or parallel to the front -- whichever gives you the best coverage for your particular tank.

    If your using the wire hanging kit, mounting either way is easy. (It's what I used.)

    I haven't see/used the mounting bar though, so I don't know if it gives you the ability to mount in either direction, or just one...

    That said, with your tank dimensions, if you plan on doing SPS across most of the tank, you'll probably want a 3rd one with all three mounted parallel to the sides (e.g. displays facing front).

    If you plan on mostly LPS or just a bit of SPS beneath the lights, the two mound parallel to the front may be enough.
     
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  3. Scdell

    Scdell Well-Known Member

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    Two would be fine. Front facing. I used kessil mounting arms. I made an aluminum bracket from things I got at Lowe's. Not hard to do. 48" tank 30" deep. I'm growing acros.
     
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  4. ingchr1

    ingchr1 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    It does not, you can only mount it the one way.
     
  5. Michael Gray

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    can u post a pic of mounting. im looking at 2 of these or 2 XR30 G4 pros. but the arm is *****.. i like the RMS on radions. so trying to figure out if i can make a arm or something
     
  6. Scdell

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    Yeah in a little bit.
     
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    IMG_20190610_191707.jpg
     
  8. Michael Gray

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    That allows it to spin long ways across tank as well?
     
  9. Scdell

    Scdell Well-Known Member

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    Yes it does.
     
  10. Michael Gray

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    So far that's gonna have to be the route I have to go. Cause the ghl mounts suck
     
  11. Michael Gray

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    Wondering if radion mounts can be modified.

    Actually just remembered. I ordered 2 xr30 mounts yesterday. Forgot all about it. so either I'm stuck with the 2 xr30s or maybe find a way to modify it
     
  12. Scdell

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    I bought two giesemann mounts for verve I was going to use. I saw someone modified them to work. I jjust liked the kessil arms better for my needs. I still have the other mounts.
     
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    Like this?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    IMG_20190611_052956.jpg yep!
     
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  15. Michael Gray

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    I think I'm going to scratch the xr30 g4 pro and get 2 of these over the waterbox 130.4. They are even cheaper as well. Look very well built
     
  16. Scdell

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    They are nice lights. I think you'll be pleased. Here's mine. And this is about 3 or 4 days into acclimation mode as I just added some more coral. IMG_20190610_175346.jpg
     
  17. Michael Gray

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    What's this I've read to be very careful with the UV's or ultra uv's. Are they to potent in this fixture?
     
  18. Michael Gray

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    I'm wondering since the cooling is on the top of the fixture what's the minimum spacer/bushing to mount on top of the fixture so I dont block the cooling ability 1/2inch enough space got fans to blow and breathe. Or 3/4, or 1?
     
  19. Scdell

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    Just run a two week acclimation mode. You should be fine.
     
  20. Scdell

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    I have about 1/2 maybe 3/4 space. Never a problem. Light are very warm to the touch when they're on tho.
     
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