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Clint
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« on: February 11, 2009, 12:08:31 PM »

Alright, on my quest to get this 90g up and running i have contemplated getting a LED moonlight setup. Anyone have experience with those mini LED sets? If so i'm a bit confused on the moon light white and the nocturnal blue termination? I'm considering the

Current's
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3733+10704+12760&pcatid=12760

Marina Micro's
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3733+10704+15551&pcatid=15551

for a 4' tank i figure i'll need two, could always use more, but am trying to keep the price down to around $30 or so. Which is why the CoraLife's isn't on the list, but i really like it. Any input would be much appreciated, Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 12:26:07 PM »

I saw at walmart a set of string decklights in white blue and red. They aren't the christmass tree light types by the way. There are a strip of LED lights in a vinyl sleeve. My parents have these around their dock. they work great and stand up to all weather conditions. So I have no reason to think they wouldn't handle some tank humidity. They are only $10 for a 25' length. I plan on getting these and mounting them to the rim of the tank just under the hood. I've seen the blue and it's not very bright and I think it would give a nice "moonlight" glow.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 01:14:26 PM »

Rope lights, theres an option. Not sure on how much penetration i'd get. Would add a nice glow to the tank when the other lights are off.
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90g 7 boesemani, 2 irian rainbows, 2 turquoise rainbows,   7 yoyo loach, 12 Pangio kuhli, 8 oblonga kuhli, 5 zebra loach, 4 clown loaches, 1 rainbow shark, 3 denison barbs.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 01:36:12 PM »

yes exactly... I saw a few tanks on some of the DIY lights threads online.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 01:10:19 AM »

I have the Marina blue LED get them at walmart,I over paid at a petstore.As far as I know green LED showcases plants well,red allows you to see more of the nocturnal behavior and blue looks like the moon but it doesn't really matter to fish.I put them on a timer as well but I still wish I just had them built into my hood with programmable timers,t5's and metal halide setup.I'll have to sweet talk my old lady JJ.   
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 11:18:59 AM »

I have done the same as Nesser and Walmart is where to get them.

I bought one strand and it fit perfectly around the inside of the hood for my 55g. Plug it in to a timer and you can watch some of the nocternal fish for a while before you go to sleep Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 01:41:40 PM »

I have done the same as Nesser and Walmart is where to get them.

I bought one strand and it fit perfectly around the inside of the hood for my 55g. Plug it in to a timer and you can watch some of the nocternal fish for a while before you go to sleep Wink


Your talking about the rope lights?
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90g 7 boesemani, 2 irian rainbows, 2 turquoise rainbows,   7 yoyo loach, 12 Pangio kuhli, 8 oblonga kuhli, 5 zebra loach, 4 clown loaches, 1 rainbow shark, 3 denison barbs.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 03:44:59 PM »

Yes I am happy

They are in the garden/outdoor section.
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