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Old 03-25-2004, 11:43 PM   #1
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Suggest a moonlight please

Hey everyone, I just switched from 520W PCs (one was a CSL moon-lite hood) to 800W HQI. I just realized that I am not going to have moonlight anymore and need something for a 48" tank. Any suggestions?
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In the DIY forum there are a few posts about DIY moonlights
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Brisco,

Actually your hood is standard mogul not HQI. check out the link below for some moonlight options.


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Hey BriscO,

Let me send you a moonlight plan that I used to make my moonlight bar. What I did was I took a 1x4, drilled 5 holes in it , inserted the LED's and wired it. I also wrapped the 1x4 in aluminum flashing for a little bit of reflection and to blend it w/ my canopy.

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Okay two things, on the coralvue lights I don't really have a reference point on how many watts my CSL's are, I want a similar effect, good shimmer and dim illumination. Trying to figure out how many of what wattage I need for a 48" tank I could easily mount them on a 1X4 and lay it across my hood. Secondly, is the difference in Moguel and HQI similar to Square vs. straight pin in PCs? Just a matter of how the bulb connects?
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