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Stannyblade
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PostSubject: LED LIGHTS   Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:23 pm

Does anyone use LED Lights as night lights in the fish house? Thinking of using them myself but dont know if they would be too bright.
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PostSubject: Re: LED LIGHTS   Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:32 pm

depends how many you put up and what effect you are looking for, but I doubt they will be too bright
I use the blue ones as moon lights ontop of my 5foot tank I have a dozen or so
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PostSubject: Re: LED LIGHTS   Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:00 pm

Jagtazman wrote:
depends how many you put up and what effect you are looking for, but I doubt they will be too bright
I use the blue ones as moon lights ontop of my 5foot tank I have a dozen or so
Seen some that are 24 led per strip and thinking of putting 2 strips up 1 per shelf and having them on the lowest power setting so should be ok. Then have the white version on full power for the main lights
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PostSubject: Re: LED LIGHTS   Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:21 am

We use the LED's as main lights in our 2 tanks in the living room.

Basically all we use in the fish room overnight is a standard plug in night light. Just so there isn't total darkness.

Certainly works for us, and a heck of a lot cheaper than LEDs

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PostSubject: Re: LED LIGHTS   Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:50 pm

I have blue leds that come on at night for an hour before the light goes out. I like to think its like the moon coming out for the fish Laughing
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PostSubject: led or not led's   Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:53 pm

been looking in to this topic for a while...

lighting can be so specialized - i am looking at a black light to make my neon fish and guppy stand out but may end up making them myself since i have not found any decent set up available as yet that i would be happy with...

i like the blue ones, and blue and green give a good colouring off them too...

only way i think this can be correctly answered is usually thru trial and erros since most set ups vary so much...

whatever you choose good luck :P
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PostSubject: Re: LED LIGHTS   Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:24 pm

wolverine wrote:
been looking in to this topic for a while...

lighting can be so specialized - i am looking at a black light to make my neon fish and guppy stand out but may end up making them myself since i have not found any decent set up available as yet that i would be happy with...

i like the blue ones, and blue and green give a good colouring off them too...

only way i think this can be correctly answered is usually thru trial and erros since most set ups vary so much...

whatever you choose good luck :P

We have the blue and green in a tube that sits on the bottom of the tank behind the bogwood, it does look pretty cool if I do say so myself Smile
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PostSubject: Re: LED LIGHTS   Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:56 am

I have a row LED lights that i had stuck over the top of my tank as my main light and the bristlenose don't seem to mind.
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PostSubject: Led light    Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:55 am

I added blue LEDs to my T-5 light fixture for moonlight on my 40Gallon only. Worked great, so now I am building a 64 LED lamp with 16 Blue LEDs for my 60 Gallon fish only tank. They are great for direct lighting, reduced heat, which also reduces water evaporation.I will try and post pics when I get it done.
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PostSubject: Re: LED LIGHTS   Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:03 pm

Stannyblade wrote:
Does anyone use LED Lights as night lights in the fish house? Thinking of using them myself but dont know if they would be too bright.

Don't go for power LEDs. Those would surely be to bright.
I had (in the old fishroom - new under construction) blue LEDs above each tank and were perfect.
For daytime I will use power LEDs, but only for the breeding tanks. For plants, LEDs are not that good.
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PostSubject: Led strips in aquariums   Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:10 pm

well I tend to use the 12v waterproof car led strips off ebay and hook them upto a 12 power adapter. I have blue on the back of the tank and red at the front both on separate supplies.

I am thinking of setting them up myself to a 5volt setup to see how much difference that makes too Smile

Not to mention I am gonna try the back light up on the 6footer shortly Smile
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