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jbrock
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PostSubject: Night time viewing   Night time viewing EmptyMon Feb 27, 2012 4:20 pm

What do you guy use in the way of lighting for viewing your plecos when the tank lights go out?
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PostSubject: Re: Night time viewing   Night time viewing EmptyMon Feb 27, 2012 4:42 pm

I am hoping to get some "moonlight" led lighting in the future... other than that I watch mine with room lights dimmed Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Night time viewing   Night time viewing EmptyMon Feb 27, 2012 4:54 pm

is it just blue light that fish cant see? Which are goods ones to buy?
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PostSubject: Re: Night time viewing   Night time viewing EmptyMon Feb 27, 2012 11:20 pm

yeah, moon lights are the way to go. Not sure if the fish can see them but they are generally so weak that it doesnt bother them. Best best is some blue LEDs or blue cold cathode. both cheaply avaliable online

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PostSubject: Re: Night time viewing   Night time viewing EmptyTue Feb 28, 2012 9:30 am

My solution is a bit simpler: I do not pull the drapes, so the moon find its way to my tanks.
Amazing experience to watch them at full moon.
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jbrock
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PostSubject: Re: Night time viewing   Night time viewing EmptyTue Feb 28, 2012 9:37 am

Sadly i live in very built up area if i open the blinds at night i will be lucky if i get an orange glow from the street lights outside.
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PostSubject: Moon lights   Night time viewing EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 3:32 pm

Go to an auto parts store or auto section of a department store and take a look at the LEDs for auto interiors or undercarriage. The undercarriage lights should be waterproof. I bought a set of blue lights for the undercarriage for $15 US. I attached them to a 3/4" square stick and laid it across my aquarium supports. It has just enough light that I can see what's going on at night.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Pilot-Automotive-Blue-LED-light-kit/_/N-25pw?itemIdentifier=974903_0_0_

I found some marine versions on the internet but after shipping costs were going to be three to four times as much.
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