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Old 03-14-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
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Moonlights

I finished my moon lights, They make the tank look wild at night. I'll post some pictures along with my mounting design later, gotta go out of town for a couple of days (till the heat cools down) . Got a job to do so I'm probally gonna be busy until Wed. I'll get some pictures posted later this week.
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:52 AM   #2
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Great can't wait to see the pics. What did you make the moonights out of?
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:43 AM   #3
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I used 4000 mcd blue led's, 39 ohm resistors, and a 4.5 volt dc (portable cd player type) transformer, Got a 36" piece of 1/4 birch plywood, drilled 10 holes just big enough for the led's, then reamed out the back side with a larger drill bit so the "lip" of the led would fit flush. I had the wood cut to 1 1/2 wide. I'm gonna take a 1/2 wide piece on both sides and then another piece 1 1/2 in wide to top it off.
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:19 PM   #4
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Awesome, do you have any pics?
And do you have a background in electronics, or were you winging it.
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29 gal tank
aquaclear 200
prizm skimmer
maxijet 900 powerhead
100W (maybe 150W) heater, but heating isnt a prob
1.5 inches of crushed coral
some decoration stuff including a couple peices of old dried coral.) Not sure if it is real to be honest...
Crappy lights that I am going to rebuild, just for come flourescents
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:18 AM   #5
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I'm an alarm installer/ company owner/ cheif cook and bottel washer. I'm gonna try some pictures today. It's not finished completely, I have to get a couple of strips cut for the sides but you will get the idea.
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:31 AM   #6
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Here ya go, I'll start with the finished lights on setup.



And the front of the lights mounted.



And the wiring , simple to do. I was hurrying, my grandbaby wanted to take my lights and play with them.



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Old 03-24-2004, 11:47 PM   #7
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WOW, that is really REALLY nice!

Do you think you could list specific parts? I don't have an electronics background per'se but I do well with soldering. I think I could put that together myself if I had good instructions.

hmm, maybe instead of wood you could use plexiglass so you don't have to worry about the wood getting wet and warping? oh! maybe you could install it right into the hood lid? oh the brain is stormin'!!
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Pm me with your email addy, I'll send you the pdf file that tells all.
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Old 03-27-2004, 06:19 PM   #9
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Somebody pm'd me with an email addy that was bad. Need to pm me another one.
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Old 03-27-2004, 10:51 PM   #10
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Can you send me the instructions too? wanted to making moonlights but don't have the electronic skills
If I know how to make it step by step, i'm sure I can make it.
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