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PostSubject: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime10/8/2009, 8:15 pm

cant help you here


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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime10/8/2009, 10:52 pm

feel free to post comments or questions, and i will do my best to answer them.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime10/9/2009, 8:04 am

Well done
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime10/9/2009, 11:53 pm

i am considering getting another psu or 2 and making a set or 2 to sell, only problem is the psu's are more expensive than i thought maybe that is why led moonlight kits cost so much (40.00 to 60.00 at slome online e-tailers lol! )
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime10/10/2009, 11:09 am

lol i know this is kinda strang but would you make one of theses for me and sell it to me?? ive tried like 4 times to make this and failed ery time
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime10/10/2009, 11:57 am

sure, just send me a pm
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime10/15/2009, 10:30 pm

well i made a change to my moonlights after seeing some on youtube. i am now using an 8 led config with a nokia 3 to 7 volt psu (more voltage than on other setup) and attached is an image taken with them running and it is actually brighter in person than in the pic (so bright that i get a shimmer effect right now under my T5 ho light when they are on however when i can finally replace my bulbs this may change)

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also after seeing some of them on youtube i see they are blue crazy , anyway what i plan is to soome get some blue cellophane and make "lenses" for the leds so they are blue, however due to my tase i will experiment with a mixture of blue and white for different look and lighting (maybe they will all end up blue but you never know).

what i plan on doing with the 4 bulb setup is chaning the psu for something with more voltage to see if it is brighter. i will most likely end up selling it off (of course mounting can be included for additional cost as it will require some more money being spent and a psu is going to cost enough cash as it is (a 4.5 volt which is what it has now is 23.00 from rat shack and the led's are kinda dim)
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime11/4/2009, 8:56 pm

I was woundering if you could possibly connect it to a dimmer switch to control the amount of light you want.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime11/4/2009, 9:01 pm

CDT wrote:
I was woundering if you could possible connect it to a dimmer switch to control the amount of light you want.

i am sure you could, i am sure you could also use a smaller psu, or you could use led's that have a lower light intensity. i used white leds from some halloween decore where as most sotre bought led reef lighting uses blue led's. the leds on my tank are bright for a reason, and they are not really all that bright when finished. you can use less led's if you want to but i wanted full tank coverage for my night time lighting and i wanted the light to penetrate to the bottom of the tank (the mon at night will penetrate more than the depth of my tank, i woudl venture to say that real moonlight will penetrate 32"+ in depth. but to answer your question i would say sure it is possible but not necessary when you can simply use less bulbs, or get a lower voltage psu (saving some buck with lower voltage psu)
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime11/4/2009, 9:03 pm

i also forgot to add than each of my leds has an individual chrome plated plastic reflector which focuses the light down into the tank led's without reflectors may not be as bright
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/21/2009, 9:48 pm

Nice post. I'll have to try this.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/21/2009, 10:09 pm

Damn those lights look badass....I would def put this in my sw tank that i havent started yet.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/21/2009, 10:20 pm

wow cant believe i didnt see this before. definately gonna be doing this when i get a new stand and hood.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/21/2009, 10:20 pm

Hell yeah! SO many projects to do in two weeks b4 school LOL
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/22/2009, 12:18 pm

I still need some made lol! .......no seriously
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/28/2009, 11:21 am

So I have found some really nice LED lights for my salt water reef tank. they are waterproof which it alot better. the only thing you need to get is a 12V plug for them and thats it. the best part is they are only 8.99 + shipping. I have heard of people useing LED's from this site and thought i would share it with everyone else.I am going to add this one to my tank shortly ( when the wife lets me go shopping for the tank $$$ lol. hope you all find this usefull.

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LINK: http://xoxide.com/flexible-waterproof-led-blue.html
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/28/2009, 9:10 pm

Good find
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/28/2009, 10:43 pm

very interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/28/2009, 11:29 pm

Miller09 wrote:
So I have found some really nice LED lights for my salt water reef tank. they are waterproof which it alot better. the only thing you need to get is a 12V plug for them and thats it. the best part is they are only 8.99 + shipping. I have heard of people useing LED's from this site and thought i would share it with everyone else.I am going to add this one to my tank shortly ( when the wife lets me go shopping for the tank $$$ lol. hope you all find this usefull.

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LINK: http://xoxide.com/flexible-waterproof-led-blue.html

let us know how the plug works out on the lights.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY moonlights (update)   DIY moonlights (update) Icon_minitime12/29/2009, 4:49 pm

nice find, but i would look to see what the k rating of the led's are, and also look to see how deep they penetrate. depth penetration and k rating are the main things to look for in led's you dont want ones that are really dim.
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