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williamsonaaron 03-21-2010 07:46 PM

Underwater lighting
 
Hey All, looking for some advise before buying anything. I have a 80g bowfront that is 27 inches high. I am really intrested in adding some submersed led lights to the substrate close to the back of my tank hidden behing rocks etc. to illuminate my 3D background when the other lights are off. I am wondering if anybody has any experience doing this in a taller tank like mine and if they had found any good products for doing this.

Below is a pic of my tank for reference.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/me...-full-view.jpg

skronnie 03-21-2010 11:59 PM

Sorry, I don't have any info on submersed lighting for your background. I just want to say that that background is amazing. Did you make that? Or is it something that you purchased?

williamsonaaron 03-22-2010 01:16 AM

Yep they are an aquaterra product. I bought mine from gillsnfins.ca

still looking for advice on best uderwater LED system

williamsonaaron 03-22-2010 01:55 PM

Giving this a bump - anybody have submersed lighting of any kind?

DorianBrytestar 03-23-2010 03:19 PM

http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...8&pcatid=19788

That's the only one I have seen.

tuonor 03-23-2010 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by williamsonaaron (Post 1027272)
Giving this a bump - anybody have submersed lighting of any kind?

If you are up for some simple DIY'ing, check these out: http://www.oznium.com/led-flex-strips

I'm using these as (non-submersed) lunar lights but they claim they are "completely waterproof". Cheap too. I'm running them off a 9V wall wart pirated from an old cordless phone base so basically the whole setup cost $11 (b/c shipping is very reasonable).

The included wire leads are long, so you can definitely run the wire out of the tank before it has to be spliced to a connector. PM me if you need me to measure the wires...


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