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Old 04-25-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
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I'm going to be buying a new hood for the new tank. What is your moonlight set-up like? I know nothing about it. Is it an extra light strip??
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:41 AM   #2
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Most of the moonlight setups are LED's. I think there is a bulb that puts out similar frequencies but I'm not totally positive. If you are handy, they are very easy to rig up by yourself and you can find multiple threads about it in the DIY section on this forum. HTH!!
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I used LED's for my set-up which I bought at the LFS.
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:12 PM   #4
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There are a couple of pictures in my gallery of a DIY led strip in my stock hood.
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Old 04-25-2006, 05:31 PM   #5
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those cords with the lights sort of seem complicated. What about this?

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I have exackly what you refrense to there it makes the tank look great but my nocturnal fish are still leery as it is avery bright lite for an L.E.D. I havto actually put a napkin under it to difuse the light a little to coax out my featherfin catfish and my black ghost.
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:07 PM   #8
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This moonlight system is what I have and will continue using. It is dimmable, which if you're like me, is a must because I sleep next to my tank, and without dimming the LED it is too bright at night. Great quality, good customer ervice, and you can just buy replacement strands if you upgrade your tank (which is what I'm doing).
No experience with the lunar tracker, but I just simulate it by slowly turning up the moonlight during the first 2 weeks of the month, and down for the last 2 weeks. I'm sure the tracker would be sweet though.
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well that is where mine is going and I want to be able to watch the pleco swim around.
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well that is where mine is going and I want to be able to watch the pleco swim around.
That's exactly why I bought mine. He doesn't seem to notice the light.
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This moonlight system is what I have and will continue using. It is dimmable, which if you're like me, is a must because I sleep next to my tank, and without dimming the LED it is too bright at night. Great quality, good customer ervice, and you can just buy replacement strands if you upgrade your tank (which is what I'm doing).
No experience with the lunar tracker, but I just simulate it by slowly turning up the moonlight during the first 2 weeks of the month, and down for the last 2 weeks. I'm sure the tracker would be sweet though.
I bought my moonlights from www.thelobos.com too. I am very happy with my purchase, the moonlights look fantastic. I would definately buy from them again.

My tank is also by my bed, the dimmer is a great function. I have a 55 gallon tank and I bought the 3 light system. 2 lights would work, but I wanted the ability to light the tank up more. I can always dim the lights down when I want.

You'll love the moonlights once you get them!
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This moonlight system is what I have and will continue using. It is dimmable, which if you're like me, is a must because I sleep next to my tank, and without dimming the LED it is too bright at night. Great quality, good customer ervice, and you can just buy replacement strands if you upgrade your tank (which is what I'm doing).
No experience with the lunar tracker, but I just simulate it by slowly turning up the moonlight during the first 2 weeks of the month, and down for the last 2 weeks. I'm sure the tracker would be sweet though.
i too have bought from www.thelobos.com
i aslo have the 3 light system in a 55gal...i think its too much light so i have it turned down to about 3/4. i think the 2 light system is good enough. best moonlights ive seen...great light quality.

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No experience with the lunar tracker, but I just simulate it by slowly turning up the moonlight during the first 2 weeks of the month, and down for the last 2 weeks. I'm sure the tracker would be sweet though.
i have the moonlights hooked up to the lunar tracker and its cool but i havent seen any significat difference in growth or anything esle. i think you can do without it though. it just looks cool.
its just another "toy" to add to your tank.
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Just curious, if I run the "normal" lights for 8 hours a day... how long can I run the moonlights for?
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Mine are LED's mounted into the fixture. I run my lights 9 1/2 hours and the moonlights are on the rest of the time.
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I have the Current USA Satellite strip on my 20 gallon tank. It has 1 moonlight built in to the strip, since it is only 2 feet long, and a CF bulb. It has 2 separate cords, one for each light, and the moonlight is always on. I like the effect and it's cool to watch your nocturnal fish in the dark.
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