The Search For Submersible Lighting

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I'm helping a friend decorate and populate a hundred gallon indoor pond. I thought it would be cool to decorate it with all black light reactive stuff/fish. Finding black light reflective tank decorations is easy. But finding a submersible black light has turned out to be the limiting factor. Does anyone know of where I can find a submersible black light, or any submersible lighting fixture that will take a standard black light bulb? Any help is appreciated.

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you COULD do this

look for a round clear plastic tube (or fabricate one) with caps at both ends. put rubber seals on the caps (to keep the water out). Put the Black light in it and use a water proof cord (certified for under-water use) and seal up the unit by putting the caps on it and running the cord out through the caps. (make sure that the cord is sealed in the caps) For cool effects, run rope lights through it

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My original plan B is to get

My original plan B is to get a tall glass vase with some sand or rocks in the bottom for ballast and lower in a regular black light. That would be a far fetched last resort though. This pond is in a high school science room, so anything hand sealed would probably get yanked by the fire marshall, who likes to do surprise inspections.

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ahhhh....

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anything hand sealed would probably get yanked by the fire marshall, who likes to do surprise inspections.

Ok, now I can see some sort of dillemma.
Check out some of these sites:
http://www.accessconnect.com/neon_tubes_lightglow.htm

http://wetdamp.ldpi-inc.com/

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