Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-27-2003, 11:25 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Rosemount, MN
Posts: 1,091
Send a message via AIM to WarOrks15 Send a message via MSN to WarOrks15
Moon Light

ok so i am looking at some lighting and some of them come with moon light Fixtures. do they do any thing? they are onely one watt. or is it just for look at night? and then they say they have Independent controls for dawn, dusk and moon lighting. is that really needed or can you just have timer to delay the start of each light.
__________________

__________________
WarOrks15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2003, 11:31 PM   #2
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WI
Posts: 1,783
The moonlites are mainly for astheric purposes but nobody knows for sure what benifits they have on your tank. The moonlites are all controlled by 1 powercord they are always on if they are plugged in and can be set to a timer. The bulbs are rated for 50000 hors of continuos use and are fully warrentied for 1 year by Custom SeaLife. The independent controlls are for the PC bulbs. The front and back row of lights each has its own power cord. The actinics go on one bank and the daylights on the other. You turn the actinics on first then the day lights. You than reverse the process when you shut them off. THen you have the moonlites turn on. THe are truly aweiome to see with the moonlites on.

If you are interested in buying one look in the sponsor special forums and check out the special i have on these hoods right now.
__________________

__________________
captivereefs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2003, 12:14 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 3,968
You can see a picture of the moon-lites in action in my gallery. I love them.
__________________
Bearfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2003, 12:20 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 861
Send a message via MSN to Brisc0
Supposedly moon-lites are good to improve the spawning instinct in your fish. They simulate full moon lighting conditions on a reef and will completely change the way your tank looks at lights out time. I have the 48" 240W fixture with four moonlites and love it. If you don't go with that particular fixture, I still highly recommend you pick up the individually sold moon-lite for your tank as the asthetic benefits are incredible regardless of any intention to spawn fish in captivity.
__________________
Here's to swimmin with bowlegged women.

-105G SPS Reef with 30G Sump/Fuge Combo
-30G LTAnemonarium with mated porcelain crabs, 10 sexy shrimp, and 2 pink skunks all tied into the other 135G in my system.
Brisc0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone use a moon light? Corey Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 02-17-2006 01:33 PM
black light for moon light? swjunkie General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 02-05-2006 09:23 AM
Moon Light fishsk8r Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 03-12-2005 11:02 PM
Moon Light Welsh197 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 10-19-2004 08:28 PM
Moon Light snowdude Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-20-2004 12:54 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.