12-19-2006, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by crazie.eddie
NP. I don't use that actual one, but I use something similar... http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...tnocturnalblue
I use 2 of them on my 20 gallon long tank, which measures 30"Lx12"Wx12"H. I'm sure the 10 gallon is the same height as mine. The only problem I see, since it's not as tall, is a spotlighting effect with the blue leds. My 125 gallon tank (72"Lx18"Wx22"H) has 5 built in leds that came with my Coralife lighting system
. Since it's 22" high, the leds are further out, so there's not much spotlighting effect. Cafermike posted the Odessa lunar lights
, which appear to be a better solution for lunar leds.
Regarding their lifespan, my Coralife are still new, about 6 months and so far have not gone out. I know leds have a long lifespan.
i just bought and installed one of these (in the picture). i paid 11.19 at drfosterandsmith.com. well worth the money IMHO. it does create a spotlight affect hwoever you are gonna get that from any of them on a short tank. the taller you get the more the light is spread out. the biggest reason why i would NOT recommend this is the installation. how are you planning on mounting it? you cant get most of them wet so under the lid is out of the question. canopys are good but with a 10gal im certain you dont have one. i have a perfecto hood/ flourecent light. i was able to cut some of the inner housing around the main flourecent tube to fit the lunar lights. it was a pain in the ass but i like it a lot. i read that they will stay lit for 11 years constant. i wouldnt recomend the Odyssea lights unless
you can control the light output. i wouldnt put anymore light into my tank then what these 2 leds produce. you have to remember these are supposed to simulate the moon. not LIGHT up the tank..