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Old 03-16-2004, 04:36 AM   #1
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Viewing nocturnal inhabitants

I read in another thread that people like viewing their crabs and other night movers with a red light. Any tips? How do you get a red light? Any tips for taking pictures?
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Old 03-16-2004, 05:35 AM   #2
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just get one of those flashlights that come with the "cool night vision lens" or go to a army surplus store and get one there. Whats with the name are you moving here or are you a smart person that moved from NE? One more ? what are you still doing up at this hour?
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Old 03-16-2004, 07:45 AM   #3
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I have a 13w PC that I got from AHSupply for not much money and it lights the whole tank in a great red glow. Simple easy and you don't have to point. I also use one of the Actinic 13w for a moonlight, it looks great too.
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Old 03-16-2004, 10:20 AM   #4
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my name is short for- "24 hours in a day? - Not Enough!" I'm a pastor in Orange County, California

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One more ? what are you still doing up at this hour?
I'm also the father of 2 boys under the age of 28 months. This is the only time my wife and I can get anything done or work in the computer room without them tearing it up.

Thanks for the tip on the light.
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You can purchase an LED moonlight that comes wired and ready to mount in your hood. Just put it on a timer and let it run all night or just turn it on when you want. They put out more of a whiter "moonish" looking color temperature that can also help stimulate spawning behaviors. I think they are around $20.
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Old 03-17-2004, 04:11 AM   #6
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led moonlight

just read that about the moonlight and i want one.. Can you give me a link with mail order to australia so i can order one?? We have different voltages to, so i wonder how much of a prob that will be??
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Hi again congrats on the 2 boys, sorry about you sleep and I was hoping for another Nebraska reefer. I have the csl moon-lites and they are not that great for seeing worms and such at night I still use a flashlight. A friend of mine uses those rope lights I think theyr'e for accent lighting and he says he can see at night, I'm not sure if he can or not but it does look very nice.
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Where can I find a LED moonlight? How easy are they to attach to a hood?
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If you want to build your own I have the plans. Someone here gave them to me and I would do the same, just pm me. BTW their not hard to build.
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i went to home depot and got some accent deck light and pt them in my hood they work great they came in blue, red and clear.

here's a pic yhey are the grey fixtures.

good luck with the kids!
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