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Old 07-01-2009, 12:22 AM   #11
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It's for Dr. Atkins Diet, ha,ha..Talk about cutting down on your energy bill, ha,ha
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:59 AM   #12
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Really nice job, thanks for the thread. I will add your idea to the hood I'm building.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:35 PM   #13
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Has anyone considered using LED rope lighting? I'm going to be building a custom hood soon and was thinking of doing this. Any thoughts?

Custom Cut LED Rope Light
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:42 PM   #14
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Picture would be nice.

Still waiting to see your pictures thincat
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Links to parts non functional?
What Parts?
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Very nice, great job.
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Holy cheeeeeeeeeeeeez--That came out nice!! Professional workmanship--super result!!
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Really nice job, thanks for the thread. I will add your idea to the hood I'm building.
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Still waiting to see your pictures thincat
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:14 PM   #16
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Even easier, I picked up a string of blue Xmass lights, trimmed off the tops of the bulbs, then glued them into a strip of wood. no technical electronic knowledge or soldering needed.





the camera makes it seem bright

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:19 PM   #17
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i'm fan of the blue xmas lights...lol...i have no want to play with electric or setting my family on fire...lol...
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That is amazingly ingenius! I've been thinking of doing something with my christmas lights, thanks for the tip!!
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Good going all. Can I take this one step further. How about a all LED hood for fresh water tank. Would you use all white or would you use multi colors to get a wide spectrum of light. In a planted tank can LEDs supply the kind and quality of light needed. Or is it just simpler to use fluorescent light? The hoods I got with my yard sale tanks don't work so do I build or buy?
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Good going all. Can I take this one step further. How about a all LED hood for fresh water tank. Would you use all white or would you use multi colors to get a wide spectrum of light. In a planted tank can LEDs supply the kind and quality of light needed. Or is it just simpler to use fluorescent light? The hoods I got with my yard sale tanks don't work so do I build or buy?
I forget exactly which colors combine for white light. (any drama majors?) I was thinking the same thing, because I also have an extra string of the multicolor lights. White would definitely work. As far as using them for grow lights... the LED grow lights I have seen use specific blue and red frequencies. I believe that the Xmass lights are white with plastic covering for color and would not meet requirements.

So Rob, why dont the hoods work? there are only three parts, the wires, the ballast, and the bulb.
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