Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Comet in the Moonlight

Hiroshi from Japan emailed us to says he's often disappointed when he visits the Fish School Webcam to watch Comet only to find it too dark to see anything, like this. I apologize Hiroshi, but its a time zone thing. During the day in Japan, its night at Fish School headquarters in Pennsylvania, USA. At night, we keep the tank light off to give Comet a break, and let him sleep, which is important since recent scientific evidence suggests that most learning occurs during sleep, at least in people.

But you're in luck. Today I decided to do something about it. What I did was set up an LED Moonlight system from R2 Solutions to illuminate the tank for a couple extra hours at night. The moonlight provides a soft blue glow that I think looks really cool. If you watch carefully, you may even be able to see Comet occasionally swimming by the clock behind the tank, showing the current local time.

What do you think?


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