Moonlights

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  1. JD167

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    I'm thinking of adding a Moonlight to my setup. I'd like to do this for it's usefulness when viewing the tank at night after lights out.

    My question is will this affect the LS in any way? I'm thinking of using one of those Mini Sun LED units available from LFS. Any comments on Moonlights in general?
     
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  3. Tony

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    I personally dont use them but it's your preference. The thing is that you don't want them too bright as to keep the fish awake and confuse their bio rythym.
     
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    Hi...in my opinion to have or not to have moonlight it's metter of preference as Tony said,but i would not pay 30 bucks not mensioning shiping cost for it...U can get a little blue led bulb in any electric store...it's the same thing...with small modyfication U will have the moon in Your room...or if U want a ready light it's easy it"s easy to find on ebay (where i got from) with better price...personally i can not imagine my tank without moonlight...i need it to sleep same as the sweet noise of the skimmer...Greatings...
     
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    I have 2 of them over my 2 metre tank, JD. They are super cool. They do not supply light, just a glow...... and they also don't problems with the life stock at all.
     
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    Agree with Jacques. Putting them back onto my tank, but with "weather" controller. It is awesome at night
     
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    So therefore sometimes they on and sometimes off or how does that work?
     
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    I agree with Tony. I bought a 'moonlight' for my tank, it runs off a 12v multi adaptor and has a strip of 9 LED's on it, I found it far too bright so I dropped the voltage down to 6 or 7,5v I think and positioned the lights so that they shine across the surface of the water from left to right, this creates a very nice dull blue light with a bit of a shimmer, looks great, it runs all night from 9pm to 10am. I doubt it would have any negative effects on livestock, in fact it can apparently trigger spawning in the corals, or at least I think that's what I read, my mind is not what it used to be. :p
     
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    Sean, can you elaborate on the "weather controller" please?
     
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    YOu can set it to create lightning/thunder storm, rainy weather, moonlights etc. They use a combination of white and blue and all the lights flash differently at different intervals when it is a thunder storm etc etc.
     
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    Hectic sounds expensive hehehe
     
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    i go the real sun led lights and it lasted just one month
     
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    That is why you need Scuba on your side to build you some long awaited moonlights.....:whistling:
     
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    I installed my moonlight last night. It works very well. I had to lift it up high since it was a little too bright imo. What was intertesting was my clowns followed the light around the tank as I moved and adjusted it. They always tried to stay underneath it.
     
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    Wow thats intresting hey
     
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    Anyone have a theory on why they would do that?
     
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    Moonlight Serenade:)
     
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    Digging up an old thread here.
    I am looking into getting a moonlight for me, but I really dont like the little clip on resun? one...

    My tank is 1.5m long and 800 wide, so I need something that would work.
    Any sugestions - comercial or DIY?
     
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    JD167,wher u get that moonlight from?maybe add one to my tank aswell
     
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    with a small amount of electrical knowledge you can make one quite cheaply. I used a strip of trunking, 6 LEDs from Mantech, and a small BJT circuit. Works really nicely, it comes on at 6 and turns off at 11pm.
     
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