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 DIY MOON LIGHTING KIT FOR UNDER £10.00

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PostSubject: DIY MOON LIGHTING KIT FOR UNDER £10.00   Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:23 am

this moon light effect was created using a £7.99 set of asda outdoors led christmas lights layed out in rows then tied together with cable ties. i then layed this out in a old jewel reflector and secured it in place using more cable ties, jobs a gooden, its only held onto the lid by about 8 of my missies hair bands, she hasent noticed yet lol i plan to get more picxtures upof the build process and also secxuring it into the lid properly.






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PostSubject: Re: DIY MOON LIGHTING KIT FOR UNDER £10.00   Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:04 pm

Looks made!

I love my moonlight! they are such a great addition to a tank and awesome way to check out your nocternal bristlenose at night Smile

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PostSubject: Re: DIY MOON LIGHTING KIT FOR UNDER £10.00   Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:54 pm

That's great - and cheap as chips.

What lighting cycles do you guys use to incorporate a moonlight period ?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY MOON LIGHTING KIT FOR UNDER £10.00   Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:27 pm

the tank light is off through the day it comes on, on a timer at 5.30pm then switches off at 11.59pm i then turn the moon light on, on a seperate switch and turn it off when i get up in the morning at around 6am

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PostSubject: Re: DIY MOON LIGHTING KIT FOR UNDER £10.00   Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:56 pm

Looks like a facotry made item Smile

light effect it excactly the same as mine, though mine is built into the main light unit.

In terms of lighting period. mine is in a heavily planted tank running CO2. My light come on at 10.30 am and go off at about 9pm. the moon light only goes on if im looking at the tank or if we hvae people over. I dont run it every night. it doesnt affect the fish, they dont even notice it go on.

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PostSubject: def a good idea...   Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:45 pm

simo notts wrote:
this moon light effect was created using a £7.99 set of asda outdoors led christmas lights layed out in rows then tied together with cable ties. i then layed this out in a old jewel reflector and secured it in place using more cable ties, jobs a gooden, its only held onto the lid by about 8 of my missies hair bands, she hasent noticed yet lol i plan to get more picxtures upof the build process and also secxuring it into the lid properly.







it is amazing what you can find in a old post or two was woinderinf if i could do this for a while... might have a go now in the rekord 80 tank

though I may pre drill the tank lid and fit plumbing washers or grommets in to old the bulbs in-the old rekord 80 tank lid as a spare removable
lid at the rear that is used for nothing and just houses a hidden compartment..... just big enough to support a battery pack or solar unit so
may not even need mains either... Smile
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