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Current USA Lunar Lights too big for 10g?

I was thinking about running the Current USA Lunar Lights (LED linking). I was only going to run 1 module but reviews have said that they are very bright (moonlight white). I wanted to leave them on overnight but if they are too bright then the fish won't be able to sleep. Anyone have any feedback on this? I want to stay away from the marina submersible ones b/c they don't give the same shimmer effect as the ones above the water.

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The differential between the brightness will be enough for the fish to tell the difference between "night and day" so to speak. I suspect they'll dim considerably with use, all the built in lunars on my Current fixtures have. When I first bought my Orbit it seemed too bright, heh, I think I'll be replacing the LEDs soon, a year later.
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I actually use 2 in my 10 gallon. The 10 gallon is not tall, since they are leds, the closer the light is to the tank floor, the more spotlighting you will get.
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I actually use 2 in my 10 gallon. The 10 gallon is not tall, since they are leds, the closer the light is to the tank floor, the more spotlighting you will get.
so you run 2 in your 10 g? Are these the ones? http://www.current-usa.com/lunarlight.html
I was thinking about running 1 blue and 1 white. any feedback..

anyone have pix of these lights running?
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Yes, those are the ones I use. They're cheap, good, and allow me to daisy chain more lights. I use 2 blue leds on my 10 gallon and 20 gallon long. My 125 gallon has built in leds in the Coralife 72" light strip. I'm thinking of adding 3 blue leds on my 29 gallon, but since it's an open top, I have to way of mounting it directly on top, unless I use a short glass top to place the leds on top.
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