03 Jul How to Install Adjustable Tank Mount Arm Brackets
I’m Ike from Current-USA and today we’re going to show you how to mount the Adjustable Tank Mount Arm Bracket for a clean and easy install. The Adjustable Tank Mount Arm Bracket is a simple solution for mounting your Current-USA LED light over your aquarium in a very minimalistic way.
It’s super easy to install and it looks sleek. It also provides protection against salt water damage and gives you the ability to adjust it in both height and width over you aquarium. Here are some simple step-by-step instructions for mounting the Tank Mount Arm Bracket and be sure to stick around at the end of the video. We’re going to give you some additional tips on how to optimize the spread of the light over your aquarium.
So before you get started, you’re going to want to make sure that the Tank Mount Arm Bracket fits your Current-USA light. The Tank Mount Arm Bracket is compatible with our Orbit Marine, the Orbit Marine IC, our Orbit Marine Pros, the Satellite Plus, and the Satellite Plus Pro. You’re also going to want to make sure you have enough Tank Mount Arm Brackets for the length of your fixture and the only tool you’re going to need is a Phillips-head screwdriver.
So how do we install them? The first thing you’re going to do is unpack both the Tank Mount Arm Bracket and the Current-USA light fixture from the boxes that it comes from and put all the components out to make the instillation easy. For a really clean instillation, you’re going to want to remove the wire docking mounts from each side of the light by sliding them out of the fixture. If the fixture docking mounts feel like they’re stuck or don’t slide out you make need to work them out a little bit by twisting them or giving them just a hard yank. Before you actually do your install, you’re going to want to decide where you put the Tank Mount Arm Brackets on your aquarium.
You can mount them directly in the center, you can put them mid-center, or you can put them on the outer edges. If you do mount them on the outer edges, it makes for a cleaner install as you can cleanly tuck the cables behind the Tank Mount Bracket. The Tank Mount Arm Brackets come pre-assembled with the clip mounted in the center position. This allows the light to be mounted at approximately 6 inches above the water line.
You can lower the Tank Mount Arm Bracket on your aquarium by mounting the clip into the top position. This focuses the light more for deeper penetration. You can also raise the Tank Mount Arm Bracket by moving the clip to the bottom position. This spreads the light more over your entire aquarium. First unscrew the mounting screws to fit over the lip of your aquarium. Then you want to clean the location they’re going to be mounted in and slide the bracket into position and just hand-tighten the screws.
Slide your Current-USA light fixture into the mounting clips from the side. Then tighten the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Using the cable wrap, attach the light cable to the Tank Mount Arm Bracket. That’s it! You’re arms are installed and you’re ready to connect your light fixture and start playing. Here’s one more tip we have for you to make sure your light is positioned correctly for optimal coral growth and light spread.
You can adjust your LED light front to back by loosening the top bolt and sliding the fixture from front to back. You’ll want to center the fixture over the main growth portion of your aquascape. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop them in the comment section below. And for more aquarium tips, please subscribe to our Youtube Channel.