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Old 01-22-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
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moonlights

how many moon lights do guys recommend of a 55g fowlr- 48"x18"x13". thanks.
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Old 01-22-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
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I have only one on my tank and its a 45 gallon. I got it at North Coast Marine for 58.00. That includes shipping... I got it about 6 months ago & LOVE IT...
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id think 4-6 bulbs would work
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:23 PM   #4
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I actually use a 13 watt Actinic on my 60 Gallon reef and it looks great.
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:37 PM   #5
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I heard also that the true actinic 13 watt PC's are cool looking on large tanks..


I was advised some time ago that 4 LEDS would be good for a 4ft tank
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So four bulbs at $58.00 each?? Man that's an awful lot of money....

Where can I see this product? Online site?
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Old 01-24-2004, 10:45 AM   #7
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I did my moonlights with 16 LEDs and built it myself...the tank looks great. It cost me about 20 bucks for everything.
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Actually you can run one CSL moonlite for every (2) feet of tank length. CSl just went out of business so when they are gone they are gone. I have them on sale right now for $22.99 each. This is the lwast exspensive moonlite on the market right now and works awesome!
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Old 01-24-2004, 03:22 PM   #9
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hey darin will i be able to connect two csl moonlites to one power cord or will i have to use 2 seperate ones? thanks
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There are a few posts on this topic - particularly in the DIY forum. Just as an FYI it is really easy to build these things, a few LEDS a few resistors and a cheap power pack.

See 5 LED Moonlight posted by Yaksplat.

In that trail I posted a hand-drawn sketch of how to do this as well as the sites to get all the parts. Roughly:

5 LEDS at .45 each
1 Powerpack at about $4 (Allcorp.com)
and a few 70 ohm resistors for about .15

total cost less than $8 and far greater bluelight output then CSL.

Add a 555 circut and you can make them dimmable. With the suggested powerback you can load dozens of these LED's. I.e. Assuming you have a long tank you can run 20 of them, one every few inches in your hood.

Just a thought, for you folks willing to DIY

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