Honestly, aside from the eyes, this could almost pass as an albino in some respects... just an opinion. It has very little color so I'm wondering if it's just getting beat up because of that possibility?
I got my LEDs in the mail a bit back and had some time to run around and get resistors and some stuff to mount and wire everything up. Last night I loosely wired up a few LEDs with the wall wart I found around the house and they seemed to fire up fine. I hope to work on it more tonight. I'm taking a leap of faith on few things. 1, the calculator I used said I would need 1/4 150ohm resistors and RadioShack only had 100ohm. I hope this doesn't result in them burning out too quickly. I'm using white vs. blue and hope it looks good. I'm going with 4 LEDs and hope that's enough.
I'm mounting the LEDs to a piece of aluminum I bought at Home Depot today for about $4. It's 3/4" wide and I cut it down to 25". I drilled 4 holes and glued the LEDs in with super glue tonight. I need to do some clean up but I think this is going to work well. I'm going to start wiring tomorrow.
I just wrapped up the LEDs and I can honestly say it's the best part of the tank. I don't know if it's the fact that it was so hands on or the fact that I rolled the dice on everything and it's perfect!
I'm so glad I went with the white. I really don't like the black light club look on a lot of these setups. It's not natural looking. If I could have found warm whites it would have been even better. Here are some shots of the progress and final result. I shot the final at about a 1sec exposure I think at f1.8/ It's pretty close to what it looks like in the room.