Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > Show Off/Photography
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-22-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
pvh
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 26
Thumbs up My DIY Blue LED Moon Light Photos

I just made a blue LED moon light. I just love the way the tank looks. So calm and peaceful with the moon light on.

Enjoy
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	283
Size:	111.4 KB
ID:	13562   Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	108.0 KB
ID:	13563  

Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	58.3 KB
ID:	13564   Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	76.8 KB
ID:	13565  

__________________

__________________
pvh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
pvh
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 26
few more
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	5.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	111.1 KB
ID:	13566   Click image for larger version

Name:	6.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	51.9 KB
ID:	13567  

Click image for larger version

Name:	7.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	90.4 KB
ID:	13568   Click image for larger version

Name:	8.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	71.1 KB
ID:	13569  

__________________

__________________
pvh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
Sliced Bread
 
neilanh's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
Awesome!

Do you ahve some photos of how you encased them? I'm trying to figure out a good way to do that on my tank right now. Have the LEDs, Resistors, power supplies, etc, but I don't want to drill into my lighting fixture so I'm looking for an alternate method to support the LEDs.
__________________
~Neilan
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 06:50 PM   #4
pvh
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by neilanh View Post
Awesome!

Do you ahve some photos of how you encased them? I'm trying to figure out a good way to do that on my tank right now. Have the LEDs, Resistors, power supplies, etc, but I don't want to drill into my lighting fixture so I'm looking for an alternate method to support the LEDs.
I will post some photos later. I haven't finish hanging it on yet.

I used a 1" diameter PVC pipe and sliced it in half, lengthwise. Then I drilled holes to stick the LEDs in. After all the wiring are done I close and tape it up with the other half of the pipe. To hang it up I will be using two end caps screw into the side of my canopy so that it doesn't block the light when the MH is on.
__________________
pvh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 06:56 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mom2reds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lubbock Texas
Posts: 1,799
Looks very cool and peacefull.
__________________
mom2reds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 03:37 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
marchmaxima's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,209
Send a message via Skype™ to marchmaxima
Wow.... I'm impressed.
__________________
Sharon : Melbourne, Australia
Me on Twitter
4x4x2 FW planted | 15g FW planted | 3.5g FW planted pico
marchmaxima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 02:33 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Anglesey, North Wales
Posts: 15
Looking forward to seeing how you have done this, I'm in the process of designing a new hood for my tank, and would love to incorporate the blue LED's, rather than another tube.

Thanks

Steve
__________________
Taking my first tentative steps towards a reef - with all the help from AA
steve149c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 09:55 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
RJRofFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orange City, Florida
Posts: 129
Send a message via AIM to RJRofFL
Don't know if this helps any, but, Petco sells a kit with an AC adapter which hangs on the back or side of tank and comes with two LEDs (Blue & Green) which are completely submersible. You can run the wires inside the tank and use suction cups to mount LEDs on glass, or partially bury in sand, or place behind rock, etc. They are sort of spot light LEDs. Below is two I have in my 29gal and they shine a reasonable distance. Think kit is around $19.95.
Personally, I think they're kind of groovy! (Did I just say groovy? Must be showing my age!)

I think are good for both freshwater and saltwater, but am not positive.
Hope helped, somewhat.

Bob R




__________________
Lovely little 29Gal FW community with 3 Danios, 4 Neons, 4 Serpae Tetras, 3 Plattys, 3 Albino Corys and 2 Male Dwarf Guoramis. All of whom enjoy swimming, tennis, golf and Bingo on Tuesday nights.
RJRofFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008, 11:31 AM   #9
pvh
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 26
Thanks Bob. That's exactly the reason why I built my own LED light. They are a bit expensive. My light cost me about $20 for materials (I have a power supply lying around).
__________________
pvh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2008, 04:00 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
DallasFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 365
How about some pics of the finished setup?
__________________

__________________
~Mike
29g - 55g - 75g (through-the-wall)
Like the site? Let people know... Vote for AA !

DallasFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diy, led, light, oto, photos

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LED Moon light color partypalooza5 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 10-27-2009 11:22 PM
Coralife Aqualight 3/4 Watt Lunar Blue Moon-Glow LED Light $12 shipped helicopter Archive 1 09-08-2008 11:09 PM
My $10 30 led DIY night light Jme DIY Projects 7 03-03-2007 12:07 AM
DIY Moon Light hforney DIY Projects 7 01-06-2005 12:31 PM
Blue LED "moon lights" ?? lyquidphyre Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 15 03-12-2004 08:38 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.