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Old 03-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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blue actinic light

an acquaintance of mine told me that he uses his blue actinic like 24/7 for his sw system...i do want to get something like a moon light for my system..should i just use my blue actinic light?
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No moonloghts are different and mine peak at a different nm than the actnic. The actnics are to bright and I can imagine it would eventually straddling ur tank if ran 24-7
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Eventually stress ur tank js what k ment
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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thanks jason, i'm glad i asked before going through with it
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:13 AM   #5
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Actinics are great lights to have in an aquarium, but they are not the moonlight leds. If your pal is having them on 24/7 he'll run into probs at some point.
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+1 to what most have said already. Actinics as moonlights is a bad idea. Get a cheap LED moonlight and enjoy the light and shimmer when the lights go out!
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Where can you get a cheap moonlight? I am also trying to get one but have no idea to where to start looking.
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Marine depot has them or I think bulk reef supply has them also
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #9
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Stunner LED Strips - 6watt, 12in.

Real nice ones you can connect a few together. Also comes in many colors. The exotic pet shop near me uses these on his invert tank to accent light.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:10 PM   #10
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Those stunner strips seem really nice but also really expensive!
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