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Justin Fournier said:
You can use anything from 9W CF, to Christmas lights to DIY LED's. Pretty much anything you want.
I have never heard of anybody using Christmas Lights. I assume they just use a dull blue light, one of the smallest sizes possible? I would definately like more information on this since I have been trying to get a moonlight on my setup and I'm not very savvy when it comes to electrical engineering/DIY LED moonlights.

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Daemonfly said:
I have 55w 9325k in a AHSupply over my 20g long and that much light was too much for the fish when it started up in the morning.

I just got a 20w fixture from Home Depot, and popped an unused Eclipse Natural Daylight bulb in. I have it on a seperate timer, and it comes on an hour before the main 55w.
This is basically what I do. I have a 48" Aqualight 130w and 2 24" 15w cheap-o hoods all with 6800k bulbs. I have the 2 24" hoods kick on an hr before the aqualight and I have it to where the aqualight kicks off an hr before the 30w kicks off. Kind of gives it a dusk till dawn effect and the fish seem to like it. All I'm missing now is that moonlight to kick on after that.. :)

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