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Old 03-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #11
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I'd check ebay for moonlights.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:19 PM   #12
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Those stunner strips seem really nice but also really expensive!
Agreed but look real nice. There products are sleek looking. But expensive lol
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #13
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My cheap LED moon lighting is a $15 car interior accessory stick on thing. Mated to an old 12v power supply from a dead cordless phone. Works well!

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:11 PM   #14
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My cheap LED moon lighting is a $15 car interior accessory stick on thing. Mated to an old 12v power supply from a dead cordless phone. Works well!

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Ingenious! Now that's some good thinking... if I didn't have them built into my fixture I would steal your idea
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #15
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Heh, not my idea, I searched "DIY moon lights" or something like that and found the basics. I have them stuck up in the reflector of my hood light.

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You don't need moonlights at all. That said, I purchased LED Christmas lights and hung them over my tank for the moon effect.
As stated above, keeping the actinics on 24/7 will not be good for corals. They do need a night time.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #17
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My cheap LED moon lighting is a $15 car interior accessory stick on thing. Mated to an old 12v power supply from a dead cordless phone. Works well!

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+1 I did same thing.
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Lots of articals state there is benefit to moonlights but u don't need them. They weren't around till not long ago. Even when they came out lots of research was done to show of there was any need for them and not many people went them. I am a pro choice yes. I like them and try to make my tank feel like its in the ocean and even keep to the lunar cycles
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Lots of articals state there is benefit to moonlights but u don't need them. They weren't around till not long ago. Even when they came out lots of research was done to show of there was any need for them and not many people went them. I am a pro choice yes. I like them and try to make my tank feel like its in the ocean and even keep to the lunar cycles
How do you set it to the lunar cycles? Do you have timers?
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None of those articles are proven. I've had corals spawn in my tanks without moon lighting.
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