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VNOMUS - JBJ 65G AIO Flat Panel Build

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Just another build thread to record my progress (or lack there of) on my new JBJ 65g. Hopefully this'll help me recall when I have inevitable question down the road as to "why/how the hell did I do that?"....

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  1. JBJ 65G AIO Flat Panel Tank and Stand - White (LiveAquaria.com)
  2. Aqamai LRM-LED - White, used (Ebay)
  3. Aqamai _ LED Tank Mount - (Amazon - MarineAndReef)
  4. IM Minimax Pro Series Media Reactor Midsize (Ebay - IM Store)
  5. IM ChaetoMax 9 Watt Refugium LED Light (Ebay - IM Store)
  6. Tunze 9004 Skimmer used - (Craig's List)
  7. DIY Refurgium - (Tinkercad)
  8. Reef-Pi Controller
  9. 2x - Nero-Therm 100W Heaters

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let us know how the Aqamai lights are.
Well the light and associated app seem pretty nice, the tank mounting kit on the hand is an over-priced POS. The mount bracket is way too big and ends up extending into the sump and interfering (in this case) with my skimmer. For $100 I expected a better kit, keeping with the minimalist design of the light itself....
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Ok test fitting the tank Aqamai LED mounts revealed the need for a different approach on the mounts. Either that or I would have to bin the Tunze 9004. My solution was to turn the Tunze 180 deg so that it'd mount to the sump from wall and that would give a "little" space for a much thinner LED mounting bracket. I basically just recreated the Aqamai brackets in a slimmed down form. I also need to reduce the 14 inch stance down to 9.5 to minimize interference with the sump compartment walls. The OEM LED mount already suffers from a lack of lateral stiffness and narrowing it didn't help. So I also designed and printed a couple of braces to tie the two legs together....Much better now!....

Here the Thingiverse link: Aqamai LED Tank Mount Replacements

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