Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-10-2013, 01:41 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Jweickum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 79
Dimming lights?

Has anyone ever done or ever thought of having their tank light dim off instead of just flicking off?

I was thinking about making my tank as natural as possible and then I realized the sun just doesn't disappear.

Any thoughts?
__________________

__________________
Jweickum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 04:09 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Newkeeperotis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Stoke on Trent
Posts: 315
All depends on the form of bulb you have in the tank fluorescent tubes are either on or off so are energy saving bulbs you maybe able to do this with LEDs but I'm not 100% hope this helps
__________________

__________________
Newkeeperotis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,625
This is more relegated to reef lights than fresh water but there are a lot of people buying programmable leds and programming in a sunrise / sunset in their daily light cycle. Personally, I made a led fixture for a planted tank and it was a simple matter to attach a dimmer to the driver.
__________________
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dim, light, lights

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.