I tried to hardwire it to a lower voltage output ac
adapter and it wouldnt fire up. I will look into a variable output and maybe I can find the minimun needed to fire it up. Right now the tank looks awesome with it the way it is. It appears to be a fluorescent type bulb, i guess I figured they are either on or off.
How long can you leave it on for? Can I leave it on all the time. You cant tell it is even on when the main lights are on. Should the tank have a completely dark time? I think I read where people leave them on all the time but I dont want to freak out the occupants.