Weight Limit for Floating Suspension Mount - 48" DX18 AquaticLife with 48" ReefBreeders

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I want to place my Reefbreeders 48" on my 48” DX18 Hybrid and use the Floating Suspension kit, but however the floating suspension kit is limited to a maximum of 24lbs including Fixture and LED. The drywall anchors I’m using are rated for 75lbs each and each rail has 3, so for the pair that would be 6 drywall anchor that’s rated for 75lbs each anchor.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Want to see if I would have any issues.
 
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What is the weight of the combined fixtures
Seems like if its more than 24lbs - it won't work?
Unless I'm misunderstanding the question - If the kit can only hold 24 lbs - are you thinking if you anchor it in more places that will help? Not sure why you're using 6 anchors?
 
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What is the weight of the combined fixtures
Seems like if its more than 24lbs - it won't work?
Probably about 45lbs?

I think the weight limit is due to only using the screws provided by AquaticLife, but not sure if its the actual strength of the bracket themselves.
 
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Unless I'm misunderstanding the question - If the kit can only hold 24 lbs - are you thinking if you anchor it in more places that will help? Not sure why you're using 6 anchors?
Each bracket has 3 anchor points. So for the pair it would be 6 anchor points. My question is the 24lb total weight for the pair based on the support strength of the bracket, or the support strength of the anchor they provided. If its the support strength of the bracket, then doesn't matter what anchor I use, it wouldn't work. If the 24lbs is based on the support strength of the anchor, if I use better anchors, will that help?
 

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Each bracket has 3 anchor points. So for the pair it would be 6 anchor points. My question is the 24lb total weight for the pair based on the support strength of the bracket, or the support strength of the anchor they provided. If its the support strength of the bracket, then doesn't matter what anchor I use, it wouldn't work. If the 24lbs is based on the support strength of the anchor, if I use better anchors, will that help?
I think thats a tech support question - glad you contacted them - from prior experience - vendors don't always answer much on the forum - as compared to calling or emailing tech support
 
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I think thats a tech support question - glad you contacted them - from prior experience - vendors don't always answer much on the forum - as compared to calling or emailing tech support
Yeah, I'll try to call them. Thanks for your input.
 

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With the weight of the Reefbreeder fixture I would suggest three brackets. The other concern would be dry wall anchors versus attachment to studs. I believe most of the drywall anchors are for a downward pull against the wall, not necessarily for our kit or a shelf. I would double check on how they estimate the weight it can hold.

Have you considered a wood plate or mount along the back of the aquarium that could be mounted into the studs and then the floating suspension attached to the wood plate? Would need to be 18" tall and the width of the aquarium but that would at least get you into some attachment to some of the studs and give you more support.

If you want to contact [email protected] and leave a phone number we can give you a call.
 
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