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Old 12-09-2010, 03:15 PM   #16
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:25 AM   #17
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Man, I forgot where I saw this and took me forever to find this thread again. I was relying on the pictures and photo bucket was not working. lol
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:03 AM   #18
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eeeee i saw THEM!!!! frickin cool... impressed the sis

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Old 12-12-2010, 06:14 AM   #19
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Man, I forgot where I saw this and took me forever to find this thread again. I was relying on the pictures and photo bucket was not working. lol
I'm so sorry! I've straightened things out. The photos are back up!

I don't have many new or updated photos at the moment. But, the 60-F is doing well.
Just trimmed the HC down a bit and added a few Crystal Red Shrimp.

I'll update after my finals are over.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:25 AM   #20
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Really nice tank, video and all.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:17 PM   #21
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Thanks, AquaBarren!

Well, finals are over and I finally have some free time!

I got a private message from a member here asking how I installed my lunar lights.
I thought I'd just post it here in case anyone else was wondering, saving you the time of asking.
I'm using a Current Dual Soft White LED Lunar Light attached to my "FishNeedIt" metal halide fixture.
I like this LED fixture over others because it does an excellent job mimicking moonlight. Blue seems unnatural, IMO.
I avoided LED strips because for an aquarium of my size, that would be too bright. I wanted to leave shady areas should my fish or shrimp ever wanted a place to hide.

Initially, I planned to attach the fixture directly to the MH pendant.
But, to keep the LEDs centered, the only place was on the MH's glass cover.
I knew I didn't want the LEDs there, because the MH's intense heat would burn out the LEDs in a day.

Instead, I attached the LED fixture to the pendant with an extra conduit clamp I had laying around.
The conduit clamp turned out to be very effective keeping the LED fixture away from the very hot surfaces of the MH pendant.
Yes, heat still reaches the LED fixture via conduction through the nuts, bolts, and conduit clamp. But, the heat that does reach it is negligible.

As you can see, I'm using the thin conduit clamps.
These are easy to bend if the LEDs are pointing too far in front or behind the tank.
For me, it was pointing too far back, so I bent it so the LEDs shined in the middle of my tank.



In order to attach the LED fixture to the conduit clamp, I simply used a bolt & nut to secure it. Easy!


Here's an angle from below. Sorry about the glare.

In order to attach the conduit clamp to the "FishNeedIt" MH Pendant, I had to drill a hole in the fixture.
I used a simple Dremel and drill bit to drill the hole. Once drilled, I attached the conduit clamp to the pendant just like I did with the LED.

Nut & bolt. Easy! Of course, you'll need to unscrew the sides of the "FishNeedIt" pendant and remove the protective glass to reach inside.

Well, shoot... I put everything back together and hung the pendant back in place.
The extra weight of the LED fixture made my MH tilt in the back. My MH spilled its light all over the floor in front of my tank.
Luckily, the solution for this is also cheap and easy!


I opened the MH pendant back up and threw in a whole bunch of extra nuts on the opposite side of the LED fixture.
Eventually the weight evened out and the light from the metal halide was back directly over my tank.
Never had any problems from the nuts, they seem to be handling the heat inside the MH very well.



Hope this helps anybody with a "FishNeedIt" MH Pendant interested in adding lunar lights.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:22 AM   #22
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thanks for the detailed pictures!!! I know what i'm doing to my FNI fixtures now!
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:49 AM   #23
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No problem! Hope it helps!

Just a slight update.
I finally had the time to resize and repair the photos on the first page. Should be a little less painful to load everything, now.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:48 AM   #24
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Great job on making the tank look bigger! Why didn't you do go with a 70w HM instead of the 150w?
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:40 PM   #25
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*BARF* sick tank!
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:46 PM   #26
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Great job on making the tank look bigger! Why didn't you do go with a 70w HM instead of the 150w?
I didn't have options, lol!
I picked up the FishNeedIt pendant used from a local member on another forum.
It was a great price and was in great condition. I couldn't pass it up, and I knew I could always raise the light up if it was too intense.
But, hey... the 150W gave me incredible results! I'm glad I got the 150W!

Just FYI, I initially emailed FishNeedIt's customer support. I asked them if I could put in a 70W bulb in the 150W pendant.
They said it wouldn't fit. Bummer.
Since I didn't want to start my 60-F with a used and dying bulb, I picked up an ADA 8000k 150W MH "Green" Bulb to replace the FNI 6700K bulb.
The ADA bulb really brought out the green in my HC. No regrets so far!
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:17 PM   #27
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damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn kinda wanna get a fishneedit mh to get the shimmering affect
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:09 PM   #28
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Very nice! So jealous that you can get HC to grow like that. Everything looks great!
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:58 PM   #29
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Awesome tank - the 60F's are a cool little size.
Are you using a standard 29 gallon stand?
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Awesome tank - the 60F's are a cool little size.
Are you using a standard 29 gallon stand?
Yes, I am using an "Aquatic Fundamentals" 29/37 gallon upright aquarium stand.
Does its job. Looks sleek and stylish. Goes well with the whole ADA simplicity. Plenty of room underneath.
Picked mine up from Petco locally on sale for $80.
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