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Old 05-23-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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Hi, was wondering if anyone could offer suggestions as to a night-viewing LED fixture or strip. I have a 2x250MH+2x54WT5 fixture and was looking to add a night light. I have two actinics in the T5 fixtures so would be looking at an external that I could fix to the bottom of my MH fixture or run a strip along the edge of the tank.

I would think one that I attached to the bottom of the MH fixture would need to be pretty heat resistant?

Hope there's some suggestions out there. thx
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There are simple LED strips that will stick to the back glass and come in a variety of colours, including just blue. They are water safe and some are even designed to be fully sumbersed. Just don't go overboard on the amount of leds. I have 8 on my 4 ft tank and it is plenty. I suspect each is a 1W bulb.
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Any particular brands/temperature that I need to look for? Truth told I am not sure what a night viewing LED is, if it's just a low wattage LED or is it a specific temperature or size?
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Nothing? No one?
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You'll need to use your discretion. It can't be too bright so that the tank has no night time. I used a single 1 watt, blue LED over top of a 200 gallon tank and it was plenty bright.
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