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Published on April 9th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Satta Sitter for Aquarium Light

Materials: Satta knob pulls and 5-minute epoxy

Description: I purchased a light with a gooseneck boom that was too short to get the light centered over the tank.

I had it sitting on the tank opening acrylic lip but that looked bad and incomplete. I allowed a lot of moisture to condense on the fixture, as well.

I needed it to sit about 2 1/2″ off the glass.

After considering some metal strip style pulls, I saw and realized how perfect acrylic was when I found the Satta knobs at $1.99 each for 6.

I also realized, instead of somehow using the screws I would epoxy two together at the ends to create 4 mini columns or stand-offs.

My favorite part? The two Sattas glued together are exactly 2 1/2″ high. Plus the lucite/plastic nobs capture the magic of the LEDs with a nice glow. Lots of fun!

~ Clayton Smith, San Diego, CA

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

4 Responses to Satta Sitter for Aquarium Light

  1. cropse says:

    i’m wonder the temperature would be too high

  2. Mike Lamanne says:

    I am interested in the salt water tank setup as my daughter has this tank sitting around. What exactly would I need to convert it to salt? i.e. filter setup, lights etc?

  3. Zosh says:

    So you glued the Satta knobs to the fixture? Or is it just balancing on those stands then?

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