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Old 12-31-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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Moonlights

I wanted to have a night light for the fish, but didn't want to pay 30 bucks for a little LED assembly. So, I went to the computer store and picked up some computer case lights, got some aluminum foil from the kitchen (The reason is twofold, to reflect the light down and also to attempt to shield the tubes from the heat), and a 12V wall transformer from my parts box. I'd have to say it came out rather well. The two "bulbs" lay under the PC light. I added a fan under the fixture to help dissipate some of the heat. Previously, the top of the fixture was hot. Now it's only warm.





The little blue box is a mini ballast for the lights, apparently they are fluorescent tubes.



(And yes, I'm going to do something with those wires )
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Looks good to me. Nice job...
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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I used to have moonlights setup using a blue cold cathode computer case light. It worked great.
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I used to have moonlights setup using a blue cold cathode computer case light. It worked great.
Heh. I guess I wasn't the first to think of it then. xD
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Looks great. Good thinking. What is a computer case light? Is that something I should have?
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Here's a pc cold cathode light. It's not something you need to have, but if you want cheap moonlights, they work nice.

Newegg.com - LOGISYS Computer CLK12UV 12" UV COLD CATHODE KIT - Case Accessories
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looks great
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ummm...

question for someone who knows more than me. will these cause ANY alage groth due to not being L.E.D.?
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That light is not strong enough to cause any problems with algae. Like ccCapt said it looks good and it's cheap for a "Mood" light...
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how does the cathode wire up to plug into a wall?
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