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PostSubject: moonlights   Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:11 am

does anyone use the LED strips for moonlights? i dont get to see my peppermints much and i saw these lights on another forum.
i was thinking of buying one so i could get to see them instead of just their tails.
i saw the cheap ones on flea bay from hong kong, or can you get them in australia?
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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:14 am

There are a lot of members, including myself, who use moonlights. They can make any tank look amazing plus, as you were looking for, can make viewing of more nocturnal fish easier. I'm also sure they are available in Australia.

I have some young Peppermints but they are quite active from early evening and onwards, mine have been with a few young commons since they were a couple of cms, seeing the commons out seems to give them more confidence.
I'm hoping that this confidence will carry on when they are mature.
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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:23 pm

Thx Jim. I found some in aust on eBay I guess I had to do the right search.
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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:49 pm

I have a light which has an inbluilt moonlight. Its actually a cold cathod (neon like), not LED. its AWESOME!!!

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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:07 pm

Hey Jim

Any chance of a picture of it on, been thinking about getting myself one and was wondering what they looked like on. Also can you give the make and model that you use.

Same for anyone else that uses one, nice to see what effect different make/models have or if they are much the same...

cheers

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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:00 pm

jond4261 wrote:
Hey Jim

Any chance of a picture of it on, been thinking about getting myself one and was wondering what they looked like on. Also can you give the make and model that you use.

Same for anyone else that uses one, nice to see what effect different make/models have or if they are much the same...

cheers

Jon

I bought mine off ebay several years ago from a bloke who used to make them himself and even had a dimmer so you could alter the moonlight effect, but some of the new designs look amazing compared to mine. I'll try to get some pictures anyway.



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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:23 am

I've seen the cold cathodes but only red ones so far.I want to get a white one. I will have to do more research I want to be able to dim it also. I might also build a hood and put in some different lights aswell.
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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:22 am

Here is a pic of my tank (very old aquascape i might add, looks a bit crap) with the moonlight on just so you can see what it looks like


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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:48 am

yes its very bright, im going for a white one and ill put a dimmer switch on it. my pepps wont come out if its to bright.
not sure if i should go for the LED's or find a cold cathode.
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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:35 am

it looks a lot lighter in the pic than it really is. My Ls would come out with it on, as would my peps. I think the blue spectrum was good for that too, more night-time-ish. I would choose the pectrum of the white carefully Smile

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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:10 am

ill find out 1st bout dimming the white one's i like the white better. if i cant ill find a blue one
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PostSubject: Re: moonlights   Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:39 am

i know this post is alittle old.. but the best place to find these light here in the US is at an autoparts store as many use them for there cars. I got mine from there and just used an old phone charger to power the DC voltage.
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