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Hi! I have a 37 gallon tank with goldfish. The tank is great, but the lights are way too bright. It seems to freak the fish out when all light is on. It is 2 "tubes" of LEDs and they are one unit so I cannot remove 1 tube, which would be ideal. I have tried covering 1 tube with black electrical tape, which works for about a week and then it peels off. I found some outdoor electrical tape which is SUPPOSED to hold up in extreme weather, but it didn't even last a week! I do not want to purchase another hood and all lights I have seen are LED now...Does anyone have any other ideas? Thank you
I had ordered some new LED lights from a company in Texas called Build My LED on 1-10-14. (BML) I finally received them from FedX today. The lights are made to order to what you want. I ordered the 10000K Planted for my 20g planted betta tank. The lights are suppose to enhance reds, purples, and darker greens. I also ordered the dimmer so I can turn down the light intensity if I want to or need to. I'm really excited about these lights. I'm hoping my plants are going to do great with the lights and the fluorite substrate that I have in the tank. I'll also be able to buy some different plants now that require a higher lighting now and just play around with them. I want to try some plants with some color. I made a quick video of showing the lights after I took them out of the package. Here's the video http:// I'm not sure how I'm liking the mounts yet, of how they're designed to rest on the rim of the tank. I think it could have been made a little bit better. I need to unscrew the right side of the mount and bring it out about 1/4 inch so it can nudge and rest better on the rim of the tank. They are just made out of plastic. It doesn't look very sturdy. Here are some photo's of the mounts. (this is the left side of the tank and mount. So this is how they are suppose to be. I need to fix the right side still.) The lights can also pivot up or down a little. So if you want to target more on a plant(s) in the back or front you can. And of course you can glide the lights forward or backwards as much as you want along the side rims of the tank. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// I'm really glad I ordered the dimmer. The lights go down to 10% and all the way up to the full 10000K. I have noticed right away from these new lights that my Ludwigia plant is so much brighter than my fluval LED light that I did have on the tank. Here's a photo below. Unfortunately,I think the plant looks so much better under the lights than what this photo is showing. I think I need to figure out my camera settings. [/url]">http:// Thank you for looking. Overall, I think I am going to love these LED lights. They weren't a disappointment. I can't wait to see what my plants look like in a few weeks.
hi everyone...it hasn't been too long since my last update but I just received my new light fixture, the aquatic life t5 HO and I am AMAZED at how wonderful it makes my tank/fish look! Of course I lost one of the little screws for the legs immediately after opening so I'm going to have to figure that out, it's just resting on the glass for now. here are a couple of photos of my oranda's Otis bit off more than he could chew... FEED ME! (before repashy, they wouldn't cooperate until I fed them) Next on the list is new plants! Thanks for looking edit: it just cracks me up in every photo otis has got his mouth full
(While impatiently waiting for my 45 (US) gallon tank to cycle, I'm considering several possible goldfish breeds.) I've admired celestials for a long time. But with a light on top of my tank, wouldn't celestials be forced to stare up, directly into it, or else hide all day to shield their poor little lid-less eyes? I'm probably overly concerned, but the idea of my future goldfish being continually dazzled by the bright light bothers me. Any thoughts, or input from celestial owners?