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Old 06-20-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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blue "moon" light help

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I have seen some really great ideas on the DIY forum. Whats the latest "invention" with regard to blue "moonlite" LEDS? I have a 55gal that i would like to install some nice blue "moonlites" for my shrimp. Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!!
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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I am currently soldering up some blue LEDs using an old cell phone charger and some resistors...i bought 100 high intensity LEDs off ebay for like $7 CAD...just found a LED calculator on the net to tell me what size resistor i needed
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:53 AM   #3
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We found these strips of blue LEDs that you can trim down to groups of 3. They are on a sticky backed strip that you can stick right inside the light strip for the tank then wire them to a 12volt power supply. We're trying them out on the 29 gallon to see how many lights we need to give the moonlight effect.

Here's the link for where we got them.

24" LED Strip Light 12V - Blue at Xoxide!
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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Awesome--thanks for the feedback--Let me know how your projects work out!! I'll go from there!! Cliff ny
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:19 AM   #5
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I picked up 6 leds in strips of 3, pre-wired and waterproof, and then bought a power adapter that runs 12v and wired it to a switch, cost me round $12 with shipping of ebay, and it works really nice
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Picture would be nice.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:46 PM   #7
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this info is also on my hex hood build, heres the link to the leds i bought
2x Car Van 3cm 3 LED light PVC Strip Stripe Bulbs BLUE:eBay Motors (item 260406314614 end time Jul-05-09 19:13:45 PDT)
and for the power adapter
12 volt Power Adaptor for SpyCam - Best Solution!! - eBay (item 260344042768 end time Jul-07-09 13:05:11 PDT)
heres a diagram of how i wired it all

half way through my wiring

led in the back of the hood, they are attached using a good sized bead of silicone

and a tank shot, really doesn't give it justice, it came out really good

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Very nice, great job.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:01 AM   #9
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Holy cheeeeeeeeeeeeez--That came out nice!! Professional workmanship--super result!!
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Links to parts non functional?
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