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Old 01-21-2005, 03:35 PM   #11
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So I was thinking about the Dual Satellite 48 inch with the 2 lunar lights on the site that tankgirl suggested.
re: replacing "lunar lights" if you go with AHSupply - I assume FW rays are noctournal?

If you still have room after choosing lighting, perhaps cold cathode would be better than LED "lunar lights" for such a deep tank. Here's a pic of 12" cold cathode over my much smaller tank (12" tall), for an idea (running off a 12v adapter): http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photop...ld_cathode.jpg

FWIW, I find my noctournal fish are much less spooked with LED lighting than cold cathode lighting. There's a lot of info on diy LED/cold cathode under "moonlight" in the archives, and Malkore's pics and thread may be especially helpfull: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...&highlight=led

Here's a pic of my bare bones diy LED setup with a battery source and no reflector: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photop...4Blue_LEDs.jpg As with regular lights, a reflector will help increase the intensity of light, and allow for more of a spotlight effect if wanted.

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4 kits would bring you to about 1.75wpg. This should be adequate unless you are going to try to grow plants, then I'd try to get to at least 2wpg for most of the easier plants. The PC lighting is going to really give you more bang for your buck, so to speak, as well as the superior reflectors from AHS.

czcz - very informative post about the moonlights! I am totally into them now, even though I am not running a SW setup. I just like the way it looks. I am inspired to perhaps rig up my own.
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TankGirl. I only keep FW too. Should you need any help with wiring and such, don't hesitate to ask. patryuji gave instuctions on wiring a relay in a moonlight thread in the archives (moon lights go on when main lights go off), if you're interested.
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