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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Question on DIY LED Moonlight

I've searched around the threads a bit and have accumulated some information on DIY LED Moonlights, but I haven't found too much on the setup I'm looking to do.

I've got an open-top 55 gallon with an AquaticLife Dual T5 HO that is up on the included brackets about 4 inches above the water. I was hoping to somehow setup a waterproof line of LEDs that can be adhered to the front edge of the aquarium behind the trim in a way that the strip and lights would be only be visible if you were standing above the tank.

I'm fairly new to this stuff, so does anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to accomplish this, or know of any threads they could point me to?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 09:07 PM
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If you want to go that route, there are all kinds of lighting options available from many of the merchants that sponsor the forum (or you can order from Amazon or Fleabay).

LED strips come in different lengths and colors and are often in waterproof tubing. Pretty small, so it'd be easy to mount them in/on your tank with a bit of epoxy or silicone. Probably $30-$40 tops if you want to get really fancy. No DIYing necessary if you go that route.


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