I'm looking to hang a 4ft T5 fixture for an aquarium to a pair of shelf brackets on a wall. I'm looking to mount it without using a stud if possible, maybe using a toggle bolt or drywall anchor.
I'm wondering if toggle bolts/drywall anchor would be strong enough to hold shelf mount + light fixture. Ideally I would want each one of the shelf brackets to be able to comfortably hold the fixture, in case of failure on either side.
Total weight will be about 20lb, but the fixture may be adjusted up and down on a weekly basis, so it may put more strain on the wall. The light will hang close to the end of the shelf mount, if that matters.
I'm trying to avoid using a stud because:
- Studs are not located where the aquarium will be placed. (Not much flexibility for the location)
- I live in a rented apartment where the contract states I cannot drill into any wood. This seems to be for doors, etc but I want to err on the side of caution. Our building manager recently passed away and the interim building manager is hesitant to give any conclusive answer.
I'm not much of a handyman, so let me know if I'm missing out any important detail and I'll add them on ASAP. Thanks in advance!
Links to items below. A better suggestion for a shelf bracket that's 14+ inches would be appreciated too. Going for a relatively sleek look if possible, but safety over looks.