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Old 03-24-2005, 05:50 PM   #1
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Moonlights??*** 55 gal?

I am curious I have 55 Gal. Wet/Dry filter, 260watt Compact Lighting, 50lbs. live rock, 4in deep sand bed live sand with crushed coral and fine live sand. I have feather duster, bubble anemone, frog toadstool anemone, sun polyps, few other types of polyps gotta post more pix I heard about moonlights and if it is worth me placing them on my tank to stay on 24hr? If so how many. Is it worth it? Thanks


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Old 03-24-2005, 06:11 PM   #2
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I think they look totally awsome! its a neat way to light up your tank at night without intruding on your fishes natural behaviors.

From what I hear, Moonlights are created with LED's which use a rediculosly small amount of electricity, and last for many years. Most people just leave them on all of the time. (if anything, turning them off and on, off and on, shortens their life.)

I plan on getting moonlights for my tank and they will remain on 24/7.

the only complaint that some people have is that during the day, when the main lights are on, there may be a blue shadow ever so slightly visible in your sand from the lights. thats about it.

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Old 03-24-2005, 07:02 PM   #3
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How many do I need?? Where do you place them? Thanks
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:27 PM   #4
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probibly about 4 evenly spaced across the length of your aquairum. I am considering the 24" Coralife Lunarlights. there are 2 lunar lights in the 24" model.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:14 PM   #5
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Guys in my reef club use these and love them
http://autolumination.com/fixtures.htm

scroll down to you see the triple led.....

I would either get 2or 3 for a 55....
I would put one at either end and angle them pointing into the center. Should cover the tank very well.
If not then add the third....

We are going to ordering a bunch of these soon....
PS....... CHEAP this is a good thing
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I bought a double set from fish bowl innovations it consists of 2 moon lights with 5 leds angled to shine in a 120 degree spread. I was also able to add their moonlight controller with can be set for auto mod. It mimics the moon for an entire month before reseting to a full moon. I love it its wonderful. Total cost for everything about $80.
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Do they go underwater?? the moon lights??
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No, they mount in your light fixture. Some come with lunar led's. If you are going to add them I would check out www.thelebos.com. They have DIY sets and they are compatible with the lunar tracker. plus a couple of other cool ideas and info.
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No, they mount in your light fixture. Some come with lunar led's. If you are going to add them I would check out www.thelebos.com. They have DIY sets and they are compatible with the lunar tracker. plus a couple of other cool ideas and info.
Wow, they have pretty good prices, just ordered a 3-light DIY for my 55-gallon hex, hope that's enough lights.
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Cool!


3 will be plenty. I have 4 on my 75 and it almost seems like 2 much.


When the lunar tracker is in full moon stage it seems bright!
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