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Old 11-19-2004, 08:50 PM   #41
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I reread your post and I see you made your from another power supply. I will give that a shot because the one they sell has burned up three of the light units now.
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:03 PM   #42
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hope you get free LED replacements, if it is their powersupply causing the problems.
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:16 PM   #43
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Yes, they are going to replace them.
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:38 AM   #44
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actually, this adapter is not quite like the one I got. Mine's grey, and has teh AT&T brand on it (I think it's for a cordless phone charger).
I know after I ordered my stuff and posted the topic, everyone who went to xoxide.com couldn't order an adapter cuz they were out. It does indeed sound like they changed over to a different brand which isn't very good.
I'll try to write down any model number on my AC adapter, in case you can find one at radioshack or order one online somewhere.
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:32 AM   #45
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Sorry for reviving an old post but I wanted to post pics of my moonlight setup.

CCFL
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I agree that the Blue CCFL (light blue/teal in photos) is definitely not suitable for moonlighting but I'm going to just leave it up there on a switch so I don't have to turn on the VHO's and scare everything in the tank just to check on something.

I'm using one of those $4 LED Lazer bricks (found it in chrome) and it works great over my 55 all on its own. (dark blue in photos) The polyps and anemone actually stay open until the LED's go out.



Oh, and the power supply that powers both the CCFL and LEDs I just stole from an old cordless phone. 12V DC, 200mA.
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:21 PM   #46
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those pics hurt my eyes.
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:29 PM   #47
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I keep promising to post the power adapter that I got, since it wasn't the same one they carry now.

its an AT&T model 4000T
input: 120v 60Hz 6w
output: 12v 200ma
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:14 AM   #48
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I didn't Like how the LED light made like a spotlight and illuminated one spot on the sand very bright similar to the above pics. So I faced my LEDs toward the center of my light fixture and now it just illuminated the whole tank with no bright spots.
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:38 AM   #49
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You can also try putting a tiny dot of paint on the tip of the bulb, so you lose the spotlight aspect and add a little diffusion.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:08 AM   #50
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I was looking around for moonlighting for my 58gal a few wks ago and I came across http://thelebos.com. He offers everything you would need for a DIY project... Also he has an auto adjusting LunarTracker that works on the same 29.53 day lunar cycle as the moon. The LunarTracker is a little exp but its a cool little item. If you are just looking for a few LEDs and a power supply and you know how to solder then your set. He also sells custom sets that he pre-makes with how ever many LEDs you want, so you do not even need to solder or play with the setup if you are feeling lazy. I recommend him. He ships fast and can't beat his prices. I looked up some of the items he sells on his site and compared them to RadioShack and his are by far better. Cheaper prices for better items...

Once I am finished with my install I will submit a pic...

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