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newnano
08/25/2006, 11:48 PM
has anyone ever heard of anything like this? i think it would be cool as hell if you could put one or two deep in your rock work to light up after the lights go off at night. then you could get a good look at some of life going on in the rocks. maybe red LEDs.

TKByrnes
08/26/2006, 12:09 AM
you couls prob use the pond lighting? they sell them at homedepot.

newnano
08/26/2006, 12:18 AM
i thought about that. i wouldnt want anything that bright. some thing with just enough light to see into the shadows.

aggieMEDIC
08/26/2006, 09:33 AM
i have seen at petland near me they have LED specifically for underwater, you can set up one or 5 to one system ill see if i can find a link.

hex1
08/26/2006, 04:21 PM
It would be easy to DIY. get some wire, insulated of course. solder the LED to the wire then seal the connection very well with some clear epoxy. attach the other end of the wire to a couple of AA batteries.

mandrin13
08/26/2006, 05:46 PM
I had one of these on a fw tank,it just got annoying and the lights kept flickering and ya,i didnt like it.

aggieMEDIC
08/28/2006, 06:18 AM
the lights i was talking about go by the brand name marine, made by hagen, i went to hagen's website www.hagen.com and could not find them, sorry i cant be of more help

gh0st
08/28/2006, 08:23 AM
The little Underwater LED kits from PetCO, PetSmart, etc really suck.

I bought a kit and some extra lights, five total. Within 2 months only one still worked. Bought a couple more lights, 3 months later, I was back down to one working LED.

Plus they are VERY dim. A total waste of money.