Thread: Night Lighting
06-02-2009, 01:10 PM #1
Hey, i was just wondering whether there were certain coloured or styled lights that you can put in your tank overnight that wont keep the fish awake?
I know sleep is important for fish but i would like to enjoy the tank overnight, so i was think perhaps a red neon etc? i really have no idea :)
06-02-2009, 01:13 PM #2
There are moon lights available, many people use them. They are usually on the blue side.
06-02-2009, 01:14 PM #3
They are blue!
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06-02-2009, 01:15 PM #4
thank you very much, ill look them up now.
06-03-2009, 03:06 AM #5
Red neon would be great, if you wanna spend the money. Fish cannot see red light.
06-03-2009, 03:34 AM #6
You can read up on moonlighting. Basically all they are is one or two small led lights, you can get them in diff colors. Some light fixtures have them built in. There is a post in the diy thread where someone put one together. Don't forget out in the wild the fish had a moon that lit up their nights, so I wouldn't too much about keeping the fish awake. Just don't get too powerful a led to light up the whole tank!
06-03-2009, 03:41 AM #7
People use LED lights alot, but one of the main complaints with them is that they usually give a focused beam, so up at the top of the water there's 2 dark triangles that are pretty much unlit and fairly obvious, plus whatever is directly below the light is alot brighter lit than the rest of the tank.
Another route to go would be cold cathode, they're a tube and diffuse the light really well from what I've seen, you can get pretty much all the supplies at a radioshack.
Here's a great article on DIY cold cathode"Mommy, do you picture me as a naked chicken?"