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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-12-2008, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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DIY moonlights and daytime shimmer


I tried to make my own LED shimmer effects, and did a messy job, but it works! Its about 50 leds on a 55 g tank.

Attached is a picture with only the LEDS on.

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Thats a lot of leds... are you sure you are giving them enough power. You should really only need 5-10 to do the job... Maybe I'm mistaken about your goal.
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Well, the idea was to add shimmer in the daytime, and yes, 3-4 is enough to get the moon light effect at night. I used a power calculator to ensure that there was enough power from the transformer, so the leds are running at required power.

The net effect is very nice!
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