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Blue Nightlights?

Post by caoder on Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:21 pm

After sitting in the dark looking at the shadows of my fish.. I remembered thinking about getting blue night lights for my tanks. Anyone have experience with nightlights and the effects on inhabitants.

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Re: Blue Nightlights?

Post by alexmtl on Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:32 pm

Ya, sure. The effect of nightlights are pretty amazing.
cyclops I remember parking in my car with my girlfriend, turning on Meatloaf,and looking at the lights on my car sound system... the effect is ...
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Post by CAAIndie on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:41 pm

I believe Shell uses what you are describing. I like the idea of it.
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Post by Sandman1969 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:45 am

Some fish might not like it though.
For me, it'd drive my ID shark crazy. He's skiddish enough as it is.Heck, just bump the frame of the tank & he takes off.

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Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:41 am

@alexmtl wrote:Ya, sure. The effect of nightlights are pretty amazing.
cyclops I remember parking in my car with my girlfriend, turning on Meatloaf,and looking at the lights on my car sound system... the effect is ...
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Re: Blue Nightlights?

Post by Shell on Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:57 am

CanadaAquariaAdmin wrote:I believe Shell uses what you are describing. I like the idea of it.
Yes, we have them in the 55 and the 220. It really changes the look of the tank and the fish. For example, the gold barbs look amazing in the blue light - they really sparkle and sport a blue shine...one in particular turns an electric blue colour (which is why we named him "Blue"!). We have the 220 on a timer, blue lights come on at 10am, then switch to white lights at 12:30pm, then back to blue at 7:30pm, and then blue lights go off for the night at 9:30pm. We were thinking of switching to a timer-style blue/white light on the 55 - but the tetras have been conditioned to respond to 'blue light' as meaning feeding time! I tried to fade this out, but it broke my heart every time I turned the blue light on and they would all rush to the top! So, no timer for the 55!!

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Post by caoder on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:05 am

thanks for the replies Smile seems like the next project for me to add to the list.
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Post by Shell on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:46 pm

I took a few quick pics of the tank with blue lights with the ipad - so they won't give you the full effect, but maybe an idea. It is too hard to get any close-up shots of the barbs, but I did get a pic of one of our weather loaches, basking in the blue light.







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Post by CAAIndie on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:48 pm

Those give a great effect. I need to get some of them. Where did you get them from?
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Post by Shell on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:14 pm

CanadaAquariaAdmin wrote:Those give a great effect. I need to get some of them. Where did you get them from?
"Marineland Aquatic Plant LED System with Timer" we bought them from our fav fish shop in Bedford. A good investment, I think Smile 

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Post by cephalotus on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:58 pm

oh wow!! my bf (who looks on amusedly when I do my fishy stuff) has kept suggesting a blue light for my tank at night... and i keep brushing him off. That looks incredible though! cute loach!
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Re: Blue Nightlights?

Post by Sandman1969 on Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:57 am

Been wanting to get one for my 130G tank. Think the plecos would look cool.

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Post by hello_rockview12 on Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:23 pm

I was thinking of getting into this also. This is definitely on my wishlist. Too bad the LED fixture I ordered didn't have them built in.....

They look so cool!
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Post by alexmtl on Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:35 pm

Very cool !!!
What type of music is in the background ?
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Post by Shell on Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:09 am

@alexmtl wrote:What type of music is in the background ?

"Bow chicka bow wow..."

...oh wait, that's red light Razz 

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-55g home to 1 angelfish, 5 kuhli loaches, & 4 zebra loaches
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-10g home to 2 zoogoneticus tequila
-10g home to 1 panda cory
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