I did it before, back when I still had land hermit crabs... so I figured, I'd do it again for my 55 gallon tank!
. . . . I figure that rainfall is another way to trigger spawning in some fish species, although, that's not why I did this... I just thought it would be fun to do. Heh. Works well if you also have a Current USA Satellite LED+ fixture on the storm setting!
Anyway, here's the video! I hope you enjoy!
Here are a couple Frequently Asked Questions that I'd like to address:
Q: How did you get the Thunder to match the timing of the Lightning?
A: I found that editing the Thunder to sync with the lights (post edit) was much easier, than trying to find a way to sync the thunder with the lights in real time, so that's how I accomplished that.
Q: Will you make a DIY tutorial on how to make one of these rain machines?
A: Yes! Although, I'd like to work a couple more things out to make it more practical/functional to use, while also looking more pleasing to the eyes.
Q: Are your filters off while you're using the rain machine?
A: Yes, although, I mainly just did that for recording the video. I really SHOULD have taken out the filter outlets and other equipment before I shot the video to make it look cleaner, but I was too lazy, and figured that since this isn't my last design, that I would make it totally legit, when I shoot it again, with a better design of the rain machine.
Q: You must have a lot of time on your hands, don't you?
A: Why yes. Yes I do.