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Old 07-05-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Night lights.

Want to make my tank glow at night and I know you Are sopposed to use led lights. If the lights I want to use are blue and produce about 800 Lumes will that affect the fish?
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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800 lumens, are you sure? You must have a big cluster LED lamp for home replacements or something.

The most powerful single led I have is in my tactical rifles sure fire light. Even that single Cree LED "being the brightest compact LED flashlight I have ever seen" Still only produces 200 lumens, and lights up the back yard like a spot light.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:20 PM   #3
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It's like 800 lumens rope lights
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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It's like 800 lumens rope lights
Man, that dose look cool. But it also looks bright.
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It is bright. But since it's led shouldn't it be like lunar light or basically no light
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Wow that does look good. A bit bright for the sleeping fish though I would have thought!
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:02 AM   #7
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It is bright. But since it's led shouldn't it be like lunar light or basically no light
Thats what people say, but when I shine my red led flashlight for camping, the fish really react to it. Swimming to it or running away and hiding.

Perhaps they get use to it. The light in my refuge creates a steady glow behind the tank, Very low. the fish noticed it at first, but have become use to it now and calm down at night.
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Good God buy a household dimmer to put on those things, the poor fish will never get any rest.....
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:45 AM   #9
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Your fish are fine! The light will no effect the fish in anyway! I've got a similar setup on my tank. I have a 36in strip of LEDs glued under my light fixture. Check it out. My fish doesn't seem to be bothered what so ever.

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