alright, so here comes another big update! i got a new lighting fixture. it is the WavePoint High Output LED Clamp Light! its got 8 LEDs that are apparently "high output", but we'll see about that. this will be the first time i've ever put LED's on a system as the main lights, not just moonlights. here it is in the box!
after opening the little thing up, i gotta say, it's a pretty slick looking fixture, well polished and takes my tanks swank to a whole new level. it just looks classy. i forget to mention, but i also picked up a three LED TrueLumen strip at the LFS as well, and used the transformer from the stock light to power it, which saved me about $15! This is my updated FTS with the new fixture, and it looks really sick now, and there is a huge difference from the stock and the WavePoint. I'm liking this thing already.
I then realized i needed to attach the moonlights to the fixture, so after about 15 minutes and clever use of velcro and zipties, this is my final product! I think it looks pretty clean, and it definitely hides the wires a whole lot better than when i initially put the lamp on!
after that, i ziptied all of the wires together behind the tank and routed them to the outlet and put labels on each plug, so i will be as organized as humanly possible. it was definitely worth it. this is what it looks like from the back.
well, thats pretty much it for now, i just need to get two timers to program my lighting schedule, but i think i'm off to a pretty good start. i can't wait to get this tank cycling.
Edited by dallasprstn, 03 April 2012 - 07:59 PM.