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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-24-2013, 07:02 PM
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That driftwood is insane! Very nice piece! Great job on the reinforcing of the floor and building the hood also. Coming along nicely man, lookin good! I actually like the glow from the moonlight, never thought about rope lighting in a full hood...very ingenious. I am sure you could find an in-line dimmer and set it where you prefer if you would want...just a matter of finding or modifying something to work. In fact, you could prob buy a cool white ropelight to add to it and have a dimmer on that also and mix the blue/white to where you want it. Thats basically what I have done with my moonlights.
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post #47 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Now I am in trouble Someone went and sold me a regulator for a good price and a few days later...



Milwaukee 957 + DIY Rex Reactor plumbed into my XP4
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post #48 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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I've just replaced all my 13=60 watt CFL bulbs with 23=100 watt CFL's. I felt like i wasn't getting the light I needed for my pressurized CO2 setup so I've decided to up it and see.
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post #49 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 06:07 PM
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Today's project - moonlighting. Just a 16' rope LED mounted to a piece of scrap wood. I may change it out, as I wanted a bit more of the streaking look as opposed to the blue glow I have now.

Try white ones - it is all personal preference but I like a dim white moonlight rather than the artificial blue glow (look at the moon at night, it is clean bright white, not neon sign blue )
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post #50 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 06:15 PM
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Here is my homemade white moonlights, they are just 2 LED nightlights - a little brighter would be better but it was the best I had access too

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my amateur build, would love to redo someday:
LED moonlight that actually LOOKS like moonlight UPDATED with video
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post #51 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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I think I will try some whites, sounds good.
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post #52 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-14-2013, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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I just bumped up my lighting, but I didn't notice my C02 tank was empty - I think that's' why my bubble counter was bone dry one day a week or two ago, and I didn't notice it. Woops.
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Well, I moved and I ended up not liking the offer I got and decided I really didn't want to get rid of my tank anyway. The wife isn't happy, but it's here!
I lost a lot of my plants as I haven't been dosing EI or keeping my CO2 tank up. So it's time to get that fixed!
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