12-23-2008, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
if you dont mind, break down cost of build?
ive been thinking of doing this for a long while now, just havnt had the chance. i thought about un-wiring night lights from home depot and rewiring them back together ( so they are connected and can be turned on and off ) i also thought about the LED route, but i wasnt sure which way to go. ill still prob. do it eventually but if i do go LED it looks like ill be using more then 3 lol.. but honestly that isnt super bad as you dont want them too bright but i think it wouldnt hurt to have another bulb or two- how does it look in person?
Sorry i posted late last night so i was kinda out of it,
It cost me, if you include the bulbs i burned, $11 roughly. I got my 9v from radioshack because it had the ability to chance output so that cost me about $15 so, 36 all together, which isn't bad and i can still add another light if i wanted to. If you already have a DC voltage converter (or whatever you call it) you won't need to spend that much.
In person, it looks great, i can see the entire tank, and little critters walking around the bottom, and who knows, maybe i can enduce coral spawning now that i have the ability to lower and raise the moon phases? idk, but it's a thought.