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Old 07-24-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Rainbow extraordinaire!

My tank sits on a table, at the end of a little alcove where my study desk is. The alcove has a window, that I cover with blinds 99% of the time. This morning I opened the blinds to enjoy a little sunshine, and discovered that my tank sits in just the right spot to refract the light and throw a massive rainbow across the room. It is the most intense rainbow I have ever seen.

The photos were a little difficult to take because of lighting issues, but I think they give you an idea...
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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Wow ... nice rainbow! Can you grab a video of it? That would look cool if my tank could do that. Enjoy it now as much as you can. In a few months there probably wont be any light coming through that window in morning. But ... there's always next summer
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Its gone for today, but I could another day. The window faces directly east so it always gets some light, but not for long each day. We live less than a mile from the base of a fairly tall mountain, so we only get a couple hours of light from the east before the sun is directly overhead.
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the rainbow is pretty awesome
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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Thanks alLexX! Its a little weird to get all excited about a rainbow on my floor, but I decided to swallow my manly pride and share.
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Nice rainbow! I have the same affect in my room when the sun shines directly on the fish tank in the spring.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:01 PM   #7
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I may have to open the blinds every morning. Its just not that often you see one THAT bright.
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Cool... I have never seen that before!
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Thanks alLexX! Its a little weird to get all excited about a rainbow on my floor, but I decided to swallow my manly pride and share.
As long as you don't end up like this guy!

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I agree, very cool!

Just be careful not to go too overboard with the sunlight - otherwise one of the colors in that rainbow will end up splattered all over the inside of your aquarium.



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