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Old 02-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Need a good DIY moon light ideas for 75g

Just looking for some ideas for moonlights for 75g. Has anyone done a DIY moon for a 75g? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #2
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5050 blue waterproof strip led with a led controller and a 12v ac adapter thats no more than 2a you can find it all on ebay im doing one myself just waiting for everything to come in the mail ill post a thread up when i get it finished.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:37 PM   #3
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If you have any car audio stores in your area (ones that only deal in car audio) check them out. They usually sell led light tubes in different lengths and colors. All you'll need is a ac adapter at 12vdc
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
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If you have any car audio stores in your area (ones that only deal in car audio) check them out. They usually sell led light tubes in different lengths and colors. All you'll need is a ac adapter at 12vdc
I'll check it out! Thanks
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #5
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Theaters use a colored film on stage lights bought at a party store. I think its just called: stage light film or stage light filters. Cheap as hell yet the blue is very dark under an aquarium light exactly like moon light. I use to get some from this theater i volunteered at to create all types of light effects in the tank. U can mix colors up just by cutting squares of it to fit under the light in different sections. I have a pic of what i did on fb, ill dig it up real quick.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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I found it . Leds are good too but if ur looking for cheap (like under 5$ cheap), its very stunning what you can do with out them.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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Check this out on AMZN: 181 Congo Blue Gel Filter Sheet 10" x 10" http://amzn.com/B004GE67SK

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got ya! I think i remember the different color slides they use on stage light! really cool idea!
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:15 AM   #9
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I did one for my girls 20 gonna do the 55 today ill post a pic for yall if u want ill sent u a link to everything u need from eBay all u gotta do is soder it all together
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5050 blue waterproof strip led with a led controller and a 12v ac adapter thats no more than 2a you can find it all on ebay im doing one myself just waiting for everything to come in the mail ill post a thread up when i get it finished.
Hi can you tell me how and what you used to make your 3d background in your tank.
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I went to the local auto parts store. It's a little strip of blue LED's, it was bright so I taped 3 and only left 1. It was about 20 bucks.

I have it set on the left on my canopy, it give a spotlight effect like the moon is breaking through the water surface. I don't use it often though.. I can't get into the whole moonlight thing yet but I tried.

I have a little video on my YouTube channel.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:13 AM   #12
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LOL, I hear ya Convict. My tank being planted limits the lights to 6 hours. So, for me it's free viewing time. Plus, my 5 yr lil girl really likes it which sells it for me alone.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #13
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Hi can you tell me how and what you used to make your 3d background in your tank.
There is an article on here I can't remember who did it but Its in the articles section labels diy 3d backgrounds I would post a link but my clipboarx isn't letting me
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I went to the local auto parts store. It's a little strip of blue LED's, it was bright so I taped 3 and only left 1. It was about 20 bucks.

I have it set on the left on my canopy, it give a spotlight effect like the moon is breaking through the water surface. I don't use it often though.. I can't get into the whole moonlight thing yet but I tried.

I have a little video on my YouTube channel.
I u take a little steel wool to it, that will diffuse the light. Do a little at a time until you get the effect you want.
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Ok. Convict I totally understand how you feel about the moonlights But I did shoot some pics of the different light options and figured I would share them. just for fun. Sorry some are blurry. Probably should have used the tripod

white LED


Blue LED


Red LED


Green LED


Purple LED
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Ok. Convict I totally understand how you feel about the moonlights But I did shoot some pics of the different light options and figured I would share them. just for fun. Sorry some are blurry. Probably should have used the tripod

white LED


Blue LED


Red LED


Green LED


Purple LED
Now that's awesome!!!
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Wow i love that look. I want to do this as well.
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What is your youtube info so i can look at the video plz
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What is your youtube info so i can look at the video plz
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ml#post2386673

It's brighter in person but the video will give you an idea
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Man I made an awesome video of my 3 diy led moonlight with a dimmers I did for only 30 bucks but apparently YouTube doesn't support my phones video format ::
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