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Old 03-07-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Talking Spying On Tank At Night

I enjoy peeking in on my tanks at night to see what may be lurking around the rocks. What does everyone use to spy on their tanks at night? I haven't bought anything specific, but would like to. So far I just use one of those small keychain flashlights. I've heard something about a "red light" that allows you to see, but doesn't bother the critters.

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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i just use an LED flashlight but if there's a better solution than I would like to know also
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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I had a blue led moonlight for a previous tank. Saw my kuhlii loach freak out and swim all around the tank, pretty frequently at night.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:14 PM   #4
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It is all fun and games until you see a 12 inch worm that isn't a bristle worm doing laps around the tank and you can't find your camera to get its mug shot. Some where in there he still lurks.
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Hahaha! I just laughed out loud!
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:37 PM   #6
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red lens.
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Just peeked in mine and saw one of my clowns asleep on a rock laying down. It does this some nights, and had me pretty worried the first 2 nights! lol
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I was just about to say what HN1 did. Something about the red spectrum of light, they can't see it. So you can see them without disturbing them.
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Use a red lens or plastic over the flashlight. Blue light penetrates the deepest in water, while red is absorbed first. Many creatures living below 30 feet are red, but actually disappear into the blackness, because they appear black until you shine a light on them.
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I have a sun coral that is in full bloom at night
Love peeking into my tank at night
I'm using my LED flash light on my iPhone (there is an app for that LOL)
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