JacquesB's new toys for the tank

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hey All! Howzit! Me again!

    I have just gotten new toys for my tank - Sean Koekemoer will most likely recognize this:
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    Tonight I am going to add 2 of these as moonlights to my tank, to run 24x7....

    Will post some pics of it tomorrow (or the day after) :)
     
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    Jacques, should you really run MOONlights 24/7:whistling:
     
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    jacquesb Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Hi Wee-Man - you've been quiet for a while! ;)

    No - most likely not - BUT then again - it;s some additional lights that makes my tank "look nice" ;-) :lol:
     
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    Jacques, i don't like to interupt you:lol:

    Run them after the main lights go out, that way you will appreciate them more:thumbup:
     
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    I will try both - 24x7 and see how this looks, and only after lights-out...

    Will see which is the best bet..... I just wonder what activities I will be seeing now after the main lights goes out!
     
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    AS I said earlier in another thread - once I start typing I get typing diaree.... :whistling:
     
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    Lots of creepy crawlies probably:)
     
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    nice toy dude where did you get it from?
     
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    What's with the connecting part, some sort of stand ?

    Usage idea ?
     
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    Hi Calvin - I got it from a LFS - BUT Andrew actually originally sells them. Sean K have these on his tank (or had them - not sure if he put them back on his new tank, though).... They look UBER COOL at night! (according to Sean's pics).....
     
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    yeah they are awsome iv seen them on some of andrews displays!!
     
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    Hi Warr - it has a edge connector with a tightening screw.... it sits on the edge of the aquarium glass, and you can position the goose-neck as and how you want....

    The idea is to have a VERY weak moonlight effect shining on your tank at night-time.
     
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    Cool! So I hope that it will look awesome on mine too! I am contemplating using it either 24x7 or perhaps evenings only!

    You get this light in 3 combinations, I think - white only; blue only; or white-blue mixed!

    I got the blue only....
     
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    blus makes corals look awsome
     
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    Has anyone tried Ultra Violet lights ?
     
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    No, you use UV for sterilization, not for effect lighting.
     
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    Hi Warr - I have thought of UV lights - BUT seeing the one actually want to have your Metal Halides UV protected, I thought that UV would be bad for one's corals.

    Perhaps someone with more knowledge on this topic could BUTT in?
     
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    what do you mean ultra violet? all our lights are UV but most have shields! to much UV burns and bleaches corals
     
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    Talking about the purple light that makes white and dayglo look wicked ???
     
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    you mean the "blue" spectrum ? moon light ,coral star etc..?
     
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