12-01-2010, 01:30 PM
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i think moonlights in general are bad for live plants, it kills their dark ours and they dont grow properly. I think you should leave the wirenest... looks kinda like your growing a curly chia-pet on top of the light fixture... I really like this project.
I would like to ask a question though, if one of the leds burn out, how do you replace it without taking everything apart? I feel like pulling one light up to change will make u pull out several and then you gotta put em all back in... etc.
And an upgrade tip, if you line the pvc with aluminum foil, or any other shiney reflector-like material, you could have probably gotten away with less LEDs for more light. White surfaces are good, but metallic ones are better. Also with the foil, you can get the ripply water effect, <-- i dont know what its actually called, but u see them in pools in bright sunlight...
I think i will be adding a smaller version of this project to my to-do list... maybe like 3 leds for my 1g tank. Does anyone know where individual LEDs can be bought? and how to wire them?