I am buying a new tank with a 6 bulb ATI fixture. I am looking into hanging options other than from the ceiling. Im looking for ideas and pictures of how other people have hung their lights. Thanks in advance!
I used PVC, I attached a 2x4 on each side of my tank and made a stand with 1" pvc to hold my fixture. You can also use conduit pipes and bend them and attach it to the back. All depends on your cost and your DIY skills.
I used hooks in the ceiling - these go straight through the drywall and expand in space above. I can't remember what the weight limit was but it was far more than the weight of the light. It was the easiest option for me but not the most astetically pleasing.
The one I've seen that I liked the best was a shelf installed above the tank (L brackets in the studs) and the light attached to the brackets. Looked very nice.