Check it out I made the moon light from Johns link.

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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    I just made the moonlights from Johns link.
    It was very easy and looks good so far.
    I picked up 12 volt LEDs form radio shack instead
    of 4.5 volt like in the link and hooked them up to a
    12volt power wheels charger then drilled holes in my
    canopy and seperated them instead of having them
    together. Here is a pic of them installed and I'll get
    more at night. I very much recomend this DIY to anyone
    who wants moonlights. Heres a pic of 3 in my canopy.
    [​IMG][/IMG]

    Oh yea my leds were different they have a nut
    and you drill a hole and screw the nut to tighten.
    Heres a pic of one.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    that looks good bobby, now make one thats submersible and flashes on and off in different colors for a light show :D
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    Thanks I thought it turned out pretty good. You know they did sell flashing LEDs at radio shack. LOL
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    BTW thanks again John for the link.
     
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    nice project..enjoy them bobby!!
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    I will! I cant wait till darl to test them. The only thing is these lights have a plastic cover and I dont know if they will have enough light, we'll see though.
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    Well I just turn the lights off and you can see the red light but very faintly I couldnt get a pic because they wernt bright enough. I'll add more tomarrow and see how they work if they dont I'll use the other leds I bought they dont have the cover over them so they should be brighter.
     
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    With those red leds,every little eye in your tank is look like little super bright red stars at night.Looks awesome Bud.
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    Thanks. Well after it got darker you can deffently see the lights, but its still not bright enough for me. Tomarrow I'll add two more and that should deffently do it.
     
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    Great job Bobby,
    I was thinking using outdoor Christmas lights along the back rim.I dunno,what do you think.....it could work.,I think:?:
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    I think it could work. I have read of poeple doing it. This is a very easy project maybe you could give it a try.
     
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    wish me luck..im gonna do mines today..i have everyting that is required..ill post pics later..if all goes ok..
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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