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Old 07-25-2003, 12:14 AM   #1
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glimmer lines

i was wondering if anyone has a way to put glimmer lines with pc's?
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Old 07-25-2003, 12:19 AM   #2
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Add a single incandescent light, like a 60W - 100W bulb. Should be able to do it cheap. The glimmer lines are caused by a pinpoint source of light
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not a bad idea. do you think it would make a lot of heat?and what brand of bulb would have the right spectrum?
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I think with such low wattatge bulbs, spectrum wouldn't be an issue, I don't know if you can get one in the "right" spectrum
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a cheep led or 2 from radio shack should do it and they give off almost no heat.i get beautiful glimmer lines from the moonlight leds on my t-5 fixture working on getting a decent pic i can post that is not to dark computer and camera challenged.
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you can get glimmer lines with pcs , but you have to raise them about a foot or more. I have a white LED flash light and it does a good job of creating glimmer lines at a lower hieght.
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what exactly are glimmer lines. I see this topic come up often and am a little unsure about what they are. I presume that it is just an effect given off from the lighting?
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When the light rays hit the bottom of the tank or the surroundings, and a shimmering effect from the tension on the surface is transposed down there... Direct source such as Kevin said, like incandecent clear bulbs, metal halide and LED's are the best source for this...

Oh yeah to simplify,

Like the light shining on the bottom of a pool on a sunny day
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Thanks. Thats kinda what I figured but I wanted to clear it up.
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