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Old 09-11-2011, 11:01 AM   #271
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30 dollars for that? seems like a waste of money to me. carey, you have the blue-est halide lamp available......you have plenty of blue. many people don't use 20k lamps because they are too blue. you actually want more?
you just want a morning/evening transition.
you can go to a store and find these-
Amazon.com: Set of 35 Blue Mini Christmas Lights - Green Wire: Home Improvement
make your own fixture for 4 dollars, if you need a morning and evening so bad.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:08 AM   #272
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Yep, basically I do just want the transistion. Im gtting quite used to the blue halides and will be ordering the XM 20k bulb come BRS day.
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i bought those blue LED christmas lights and was going to use them over my shallow 150. they do look nice. you just have to make a little box for them and staple them in it so the light goes only in the tank.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:27 AM   #274
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Ok, maybe I'll give that a go. They also have those marineland strip lights with the bubblers, not that I;d use the airstone feature but the blue would be nice. I'll go look for the xmas lights, it;s already september so I'm sure christmas stuff is hitting the stores already. LOL
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:53 PM   #275
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Can I ask.......Are you talking making your own led light for over the tank? What kind of box?
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:00 PM   #276
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here's a picture of what I have to work with. I cant add a strip light since it will block the MH, can't add a small led modeule to the top of the MH fixture as it will get too hot. So I have just the part that holds it onto the tank to play with.



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How far from the water is your light?
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Just measured it, it's 10.5 inches from the waters top. I lowered it after a suggestion, it was about 6 inches higher yesterday.
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What things do you look at when figuring out where to put your light?
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I consider the corals going under neath it mostly. And by look of the light. The higher up it is the more spread I get. I moved it down to get more direct light in a more confined area.
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