Ok, So I've got a huge project on the go trying to rehabilitate my 75 gallon. I've decided no amount of work will stop me from getting it where I want it, Thread here for those of you that want to catch up
This is my build long for a side project.
lights I bought do have moonlights - but they're controlled by a hard switch, so I can't put them on a timer. I really liked the look with them on (maybe a bit too blue) and also liked the idea of having the ability to see in there a bit once the lights go out.
So, I looked around for some moonlights, and didn't like anything I could see.
So I've decided to make my own.
A few months ago I purchased 15 feet of Addressable LED
's. Each LED
can be individually controlled in brightness and color, You just need a controller (Ardiuno or similar) to do so.
I have an arduino. I get the clones for about 8 bucks.
Since I can't do any "wet work" in the tank due to a recent surgery on my finger (almost healed now, FINALLY) I decided to give this a go.
This is Version 1! I can't figure out how to get the LED
's to slowly come "on" instead of just sparkle instantly, but I got the fading down ok. To avoid startling my fish I have the overall brightness of the LED
's to be very close to the maximum "sparkle" brightness.
Its only 15 inches of LED
's (and 12 LED
's) so I'm going to run it horizontally on the cross brace int he middle of my 75 gallon. This should hide it completely from view, and when I'm done, it'll be just a thin USB cable going to the light. (right now I've soldered it to a balance connector for an RC battery, for ease of testing)
Anyway, Pictures are great, but videos are better!