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    just did it with an led strip for a car works good





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    Seems worth the $10. Good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by small-fish View Post
    just did it with an led strip for a car works good
    True. I've seen this done as well, with very decent results. Still potentially a little bit of wiring involved, to convert a 12v cigarette lighter plug to a wall outlet or battery setup, but it does eliminate manually wiring and installing bare LEDs. But then again, it does somewhat eliminate the freedom you have with the placement, brightness, color wavelength and total number of lights. It's all a trade off.

    Do you have photos on here somewhere to show off your effect? I'm always interested to see what others have done. Also, what's the cost for something like that? Those strips run you about $10 or $15 bucks, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnDr3w View Post
    Seems worth the $10. Good work.
    That's what I thought!
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    sweet 5 buxs might have to give it a try



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    Quote Originally Posted by AcydFlames View Post
    True. I've seen this done as well, with very decent results. Still potentially a little bit of wiring involved, to convert a 12v cigarette lighter plug to a wall outlet or battery setup, but it does eliminate manually wiring and installing bare LEDs. But then again, it does somewhat eliminate the freedom you have with the placement, brightness, color wavelength and total number of lights. It's all a trade off.

    Do you have photos on here somewhere to show off your effect? I'm always interested to see what others have done. Also, what's the cost for something like that? Those strips run you about $10 or $15 bucks, right?



    That's what I thought!
    it cost me nothing since i had parts laying around, wiring is easy since that is what i do all day long but heres a crappy pic taken with my iphone

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    Quote Originally Posted by small-fish View Post
    it cost me nothing since i had parts laying around, wiring is easy since that is what i do all day long but heres a crappy pic taken with my iphone

    That's not bad at all. I like it.

    I hate seeing all these moonlight setups with the lights SOOOO bright. I like that yours looks a little dimmer.
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    thanks its actually a little bit brighter than that with an actual 12 volt dc output on it but i lowered it to 7 volt dc so its dimmer



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    Quote Originally Posted by small-fish View Post
    thanks its actually a little bit brighter than that with an actual 12 volt dc output on it but i lowered it to 7 volt dc so its dimmer
    That's exactly how it should be, in my opinion.

    It's not like real moonlight is fluorescent bright. You don't walk outside on a full moon to be bathed in a flood of techno nightclub light. I will admit that I do like the visual look of some of the brighter moonlights, but I think that it just has to have some sort of effect on the fish. And after the dim lights grow on you for a few days, I think you begin to appreciate the subtle hints of light.
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    Thanks. Great instructions. I learned a lot. Now to try it out!



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    This should be in the DIY guide.



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