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Old 11-21-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Thinking off christmasing up my tank, has anyone tried putting christmas tree lights through filter tubes and put in tank? obviously keeeping it waterproof...
Or is it my brain working overtime?
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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wow... interesting concept... if it was me, i would just try and decorate the outside of the tank... i would be afriad of putting christmas lights in, even in pvc... if they got wet, that would not be good
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:30 PM   #3
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Get ur point but as long as the top or tube is out of water no probs and if it duz get water in its only gonna trip fuse but might look good
Dont know but outside lights might be better
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water+electricity=no i know someone who had a light fall in his reef tank lost everything he had 5k invested in the tank
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:01 PM   #5
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Obviously gotta make sure completly waterproof which anyone would apart from ur mate must have had very short pipework for water to get in pipework can also be sealed with silicone or something like to stop water penetration?
Im gona try it and lt you know
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:59 PM   #6
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I'm very interested in this project of yours, and am looking forward to seeing pics!!
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I was thinking about doing that gel stuff that sticks to the glass (on the outside of course) that says "Merry Christmas" or something like that. Post some pics if you do it!
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:28 AM   #8
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What about using those LED rope lights? They come in a sealed tube and a variety of colors. You would have to start the string out of the water and end it out of the water. I have used them for a sign that I built and I wrapped black electrical tape around the tube where I didn't want the lights to show, you could do that on the parts that come out of the water.

Just a thought.
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A while ago I saw a Christmas Tree ornament that went in a fresh water tank that looked pretty cool. I have been looking for that again the last few years. No luck.
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If it wasn't meant to be put in the tank don't put it in.
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