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Old 08-21-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Lighting add-on?

Hey everyone. I currently have a Wavepoint 48" 4 bulb, T5 HO system, however it doesn't have a timer or 2 switches, so the day lights and actinics are both either on or off... Is there an add on I can put, maybe a 1 bulb strip actinic to give it a little bit of a phase? I will obviously put it on a separate timer, just don't want to replace my whole light fixture... I would imagine there's gotta be something out there!
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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Marineland has the new strip accent lighting led that is water resistant so it can be mouted on the back under the trim I think which could give you a dawn/dusk feel maybe
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:54 PM   #3
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Hey MRC! Thanks, but I actually already have that hooked up its awesome, just works as a moonlight... I want something that will give a dusk/dawn effect. Like an add on actinic fixture? Check out the post I put up regarding moonlight shots, that's what the Marineland looks like
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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Also, another question would be if there is a mod I can do with this light to put the lights on different switches??
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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Like a system that has a dimmer almost?
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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Some light systems have their daylights and actinics on separate switches... You can have them on different timers and have the actinics come on an hour or so before the daylights, and then have them stay on an hour or so later. That way the actinics come on first (dawn) and stay on after the daylights (dusk). My lights are on the same switch so either all on or all off...
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
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Ahhhh...I understand, as are mine! So as I brainstorm, if I could come up with an affordable lighting system that had different light spectrums and intensity so as to be programmed based on the needs of the aquarium, and the ability to set different light intensity at different times i.e. dawn, noon, dusk, as to mimic the actual light in the natural habitat, I could make some money! LOL!
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That probably made no sense written out but in my head it did! Sorry! Just think it would be cool to be able to buy one light with multiple capabilities.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #9
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Nah Nikki you're good They do make lights that have the capabilities, I just don't know how in depth. I just need to add like an LED strip with 8k lighting, or some sort of single bulb actinic to add on that's really slim, and I'll put it on a separate timer. I just want to find one that isn't a couple hundred dollars...
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You and me both!!! I'm curious as to the mark up on aquarium equipment is?? V
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