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Old 12-02-2006, 01:18 PM   #1
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Lunar Light installation

I ordered some lunar lights without giving much thought to how I would install them. The instructions refer to a canopy, but I just have a 48" CF strip light and a glass cover.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might install the lights? Here is a link to the lights I'm refering to:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pc=1&N=0&Nty=1


Any suggestions & ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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Do you have any spare metal/plastic area that you can screw a screw into on the light? Else, maybe you could use Duct tape? I'm unsure as well if you don't have a canopy. I got the onces that clip to your tank edge.
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Is there an area on the light fixture that you can silicone the lunars to the underside of the fixture?
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I have 2 of those fixtures, all i did was silicone them to the top of my hood, I also used some silicone so the wires wernt hanging all over. I can take some photos if you like, its not the best/cleanest looking silicon job, but it works and since its on the underside of the hood no one really will see it anyhow

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I hadn't thought of silicone. I can't picture how I would do that, other than attaching them directly to the reflector. I'll look into it when I go home this evening.

Pleco, yes, I would like to see a pic if it's not too much trouble. Thanks for the offer!
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Ok, here are some photos. Again i know i wont be winning any awards for my silicone application but it does the job and no one really sees it anyhow

Essentially i put a small amount of silicone on the bottom of the base, then went around the base with another layer. I did that for both units. I then applied probably too much for "cable management". All in all it took me about 15-20min to do each one, $6 for some AGA branded silicone, and about 10 hours to cure.







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Thanks for the pics! I don't have a hood...it's just a light strip, so my only option is to attach them directly to the reflector, but I don't really like that idea. I might just make my own strip separate from the regular light.

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Any pics of them working?
I'd love something like this to light the tank slightly during the night.
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Re: Lunar Light installation

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I ordered some lunar lights without giving much thought to how I would install them. The instructions refer to a canopy, but I just have a 48" CF strip light and a glass cover.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might install the lights? Here is a link to the lights I'm refering to:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pc=1&N=0&Nty=1


Any suggestions & ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!
wut is a lunar light ?
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I ordered some lunar lights without giving much thought to how I would install them. The instructions refer to a canopy, but I just have a 48" CF strip light and a glass cover.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might install the lights? Here is a link to the lights I'm refering to:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pc=1&N=0&Nty=1


Any suggestions & ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!
wut is a lunar light ?
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