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evilc66

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We have a pretty active DIY LED movement going on here at Nano-Reef and it's starting to become a little hard to find all of the fantastic builds that everyone has done so far. We have a lot more builds coming in the future, so it would be great to get a comprehensive list of everyones projects so far. Even if you have purchased a fixture from myself or somewhere else, I'd like it listed.

What I would ask of you is one or two pictures posted, with a brief description of the setup with a link to your build thread if you have one. I will try and categorize everything in this post as they get submitted.

Please, this is not a thread for discussion or questions. If you have questions, post on the members thread or PM them. There are lots of other threads discussing LEDs. This is not one of them.

BC8 Retros
DarkDevil
EliPhant
rollei

BC14 Retros
deepdvnarq
crs2k
Maddevil1
dhraakoxr
Waterproof
Crazy Tiki
bpkenn
Bamato
shmoopy
autopro
djprofd
stixchicken
MedicBMC
vresor
jeepdude
bjbass

BC29 Retros
C Jerome
Bonsai
firebirdude
jfarabaugh
BowieReefer84

NC6 Retros
gunguy05

NC8 180 Retros
Qwiv

NC12 Retros
ccLansman
theloveablebum
npain316
thewire
yukyuklee

NC24/28 Retros
neelix
Minadin
Sherman
dcmix5
willp2

Aquapod 12 Retros
deepdvnarq
thecowkid

Eclipse 3 Retros
deepdvnarq

Barrier Reef/Nanowave 9 Retros
Rodney500
TheStar
Shard
ROB52367

Resun/Orca/Boyu DM500-PL Retros
davce99
azuly

XCube 26 Retros
Dave_Uk

RSM34 Retros
Nick801

Fluval Edge
senoufo

Fixture Retros
evilc66 Current USA 12" Single Satellite
Saiyan LED addon to Outer Orbit
Marteen Current USA Orbit Retro
mmike1992 Actinic add-on to Lumenmax reflector
HeyLookItsCaps Current USA Single Satellite Retro
Kidrobot Current USA 20" Orbit Retro
biggyal66 Coralife 12" Aqualight Retro
FishOnTheBrainCoral Coralife 20" Aqualight Retro
nano_tank CADLights 12g PC Fixture Retro
DaveFason Aquamedic Fixture Retro
teiklin PC Fixture Retro (Unknown Brand) Over 11" Cube.
Sledgerton LED Add-On to MH/T5 fixture
reeftankguy Two Bulb LED Replacement in 20" NEP
Cheetos Coralife Aqualight Retro
couevas Aquatic Life 24" T5 Retro
JBM Current USA 18" Nova Extreme Retro

Custom Standalone
evilc66 Custom 1.6g pico
McJosh13 Oceanic 30g cube
cdelicath Custom 1g pico
cdelicath Standalone over BC14
C Jerome Custom 3.5g pico
Not_Sponsored Unknown tank
evanski Current USA Betta Cube
sweevo 24" cube
reeftankguy CAD12
ryan110484 75g AGA
M@rine_lover 2ft cube
Sammy113 Custom Cube
Gdubsvdubs@gmail.com 3g Pico
Sammy113 3g Pico
Ron99 iCube
M@rine_lover 60g Cube
theloveablebum AGA 10g
deepdvnarq Custom 10g AGA canopy.
stmccool Custom Canopy for 20H.
jewbilee Custom Pendant over NC12
Dave_uk Custom Fixture Over Fluval Osaka 320
DennisJ Custom setup over 470L tank
ir0n_ma1den AGA 10g
moovinfast Custom 20x20x15 Tank
kratie LED Actinics for a 70W Astralux, 13x13x30 Custom Tank
sammy113 20" Cube
RedfishSC Actinic Supplimentation Over 25g
arioch Custom Fixture Over 5.5g AGA
nowlan Custom Setup Over 36" 30g
supernips Custom Pendant
Cheetos Custom Fixture over JBJ Picotope.
jtl2 46g Bowfront
apoptosis 2.5g AGA bowfront
sialkoti Touchscreen Controlled System Over Unknown tank
pakirri Custom 10g rimless
sammy113 Custom 6ft Fixture
SmithErick Oceanic 30g Cube with Custom Fixture.
Giannis86 15g Bowfront
DaveFason Custom Fixture for Unknown Tank
disaster999 Sump Frag Tank Light - Updated
pazhope Custom Fixture for 10g Tank
JBM Custom Fixture
marinoob Custom Fixture for 14" Advanced Acrylics Cube
d9hp Custom Floating Canopy for 20L
JoshG Custom T5/LED Hybrid over Custom Rimless Tank.
chipmunkofdoom2 Custom Fixture for 2.5g AGA Tank.
rockryno Custom Fixture Over 10g AGA
Deadly-Teddly Actinic Strip
Dustin11 Custom Actinic Fixtures on Oceanic 30g Cube.
silversurfer96790 Custom Fixture Over Unknown Tank.
RK_tek Custom Positional Spotlights Over an Acrylic 20L.
andru24 Custom Fixture Over 20L Peninsula.
Sunstar LED Hood Retro For 2g Tank
Polscot Custom Hood For Fluval Spec
Justind823 Custom Fixture For Unknown Pico
Gabe_j Custom LED Array Over 40B
Tyron Custom Fixture for 10g Frag Tank
bensanders Custom Fixture for 40B.
malac0da13 Custom Fixture for 80 Gallon Rimless Tank
redfishsc 45g Rimless Cube, and 11g Long Rimless Tank, Both With Custom LED Builds.
lpsouth1978 Custom Build Over JBJ 3g Picotope
cactuspat Custom Build Over 20L

"Based" LED setups (E26/27, MR16, GU10, etc...)
TinyGiant Custom Hood Using GU10 Based Lamps over NC28
Gioreef 4 Lamp GU10 Build Over 3g Picotope
fote03 Retro Into Current USA Orbit Fixture, Over BC29

Commercial Fixtures
DivineStyler 30g Shallow Lagoon with Ecoxotic Panorama
VtheMaestro Ecoxotic Panorama over Oceanic Illuminata

Edited by evilc66, 02 November 2011 - 06:37 AM.


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dtownkennel

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not mine but would liek it to be hahahha

http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry2169558

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It is sharp, but please keep the posts to your own setups. If you feel the owner of something should post, drop them a PM and ask to post here.

My turn I guess

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Most of you have seen this already, but this was originally a Current USA 12" single 18W Satellite. It houses 10 LEDs and two drivers. It's fully dimmable and has a lot of power. PAR readings are equivalent to a 70W MH, with about half the power consumption.



Time now to get into the Way-Back-Machine!

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This is what started it all for me. Completely custom from top to bottom, including the drivers. It's still up and running over the same tank, although the tank has gone through some changes.

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my bc14 led upgrade
6 rb @ 1A buckpuck driver
6 cw @ 1A buckpuckdriver
potrans 24v 6.5a power supply
3 50mm fans and one 120mm fans for cooloing and extracting heat. 1 50mm is blowing on the buckpucks powered off the potrans
4 leds moonlight from measure explorer
i will post better pics later
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i'll post the others soon (37 gal not finished yet)

Edited by deepdvnarq, 11 June 2009 - 03:01 PM.


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Here is my bc14 led upgrade: (link to my build thread: http://www.nano-reef...;hl=biocube led )

6 royal blue cree xr-e
6 cool white cree xr-e
1 80mm fan top mounted with the hood drilled (fan extracting air out of hood)
2 power supplies (to create dawn/dusk effect on timers)
2 1000mA buckpucks
Stock biocube moon lights


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Here is an update (Nov. 20, 09)

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Edited by crs2k, 20 November 2009 - 06:01 PM.


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Good. We have a start.

Come on fellas. I know there are more of you out there. I'm callin' you out Minadin and Waterproof ;)

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Light for 30gal Oceanic Cube
20 Royal Blue Cree XR-E
19 White Cree XR-E
3 3w UV
1 Royal Blue Moon Light
2 Meanwell Dimmable ELN-60-27P (1 for blue, 1 for white)
2 LM13 Dimming Circuits to control Meanwells

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Still love that fixture.

Keep them coming guys.

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3 gal eclipse modified hood
4 royal blues @ 1a (buckpuck driver)
3 cool whites @ 1a (buckpuck driver)
120mm fan
potrans 24v 6.5a powersupply

this was the experimental tank that started it all for me.

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Edited by cdelicath, 11 June 2009 - 07:27 PM.


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You forgot the one freshwater build that's been done here ;)

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This is my Barrier reef 400 which i believe is the same as a nano wave 9.
6 royal blue cree xr-e
6 white cree xr-e r2
3 40mm fan top mounted with the hood drilled (fan sucking air in and exiting out side of hood)
2 1000mA buckpucks

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Would like to thank evilc66 for all your invaluable information
Hope you enjoy
Rod

Edited by rodney500, 12 June 2009 - 04:07 AM.


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Biocube 29 Retro 24 LED

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Custom Stand-Alone 12 LED

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Yeah! Now we're talking. MOAR!!!

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Maybe this is too personal but do you think its possible to include a rough estimate of time or money associated with the build. It could newbies and insight into the time and effort it takes to create a masterpiece like the ones above. It could also show that it may be more feasible to accomplish than some may think. Thanks.

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Please, this is not a thread for discussion or questions. If you have questions, post on the members thread or PM them. There are lots of other threads discussing LEDs. This is not one of them.



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Time to crack the whip.

Come on guys! I know there are a ton of these setups out there. I want you guys to post YOUR project so you can take some pride in it. If I don't see more posted soon, I'll do it myself. I won't be held resonsible for errors ;)


:rant::rant:CHOP CHOP:rant::rant:

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My Biocube 14 LED Retrofit:

http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=195166

6 Royal Blue CREE XR-E
6 Cool White CREE XR-E
1 80mmx80mmx15mm SilenX iXtrema 11dBa-18CFM Fan top mounted with the hood cut-out (fan extracting air out of hood)
2 power supplies (potrans 24v 6.5a) (enables dawn/dusk effect)
2 1000mA buckpucks
R2 Solutions moon lights

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JBJ 28 HQI Hood;

12 Luxeon Blues 700ma
4 Luxeon Whites 680ma
8 Cree XR-E Whites 680ma
Upgraded stock fans remote Ebay constant current drivers.

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You seems to forgot mine... my setup is in my link :)

Seems like everything I did will get forgotten one way or another, interesting...

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It's not that I forgot. I have been letting people submit their own creations to the list. If you guys won't take offense, I'll start adding them myself, but I wanted you to have the honors ;)

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Here's some pics of my LED build-

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Did you end up selling that? That was a really nice build.

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I guess this would go under fixture retros.

Take the red pill by clicking my sig. No good pics yet and just a lot of talk, but I will make it all up to you when I get all the parts and put it together.
The cleaner I keep my glass, the cleaner my turbos keep my rock.

CLICK HERE to check out my reef

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Special thanks for CDelicath for the idea (betacube for pico tank + LED lighting) and to Evil for answering all of my noob electornics questions...Dammit Evil, I am a biologist, not an engineer! lol)

Tank
- Betacube
- 1.5" black sand
- ~1 lb live rock (man-made from LFS...good stuff)
- Topfin 10 HOB filter unit
- Recessed acrylic cover into top wood trim

Lights (All LED Supply unless noted otherwise, ~$85)
- 1x Q4 White
- 3x XR-E Royal Blue
- 1x 700mA Buckpuck (dimmable w/pot)
- 1x 1000mA Buckpuck (dimmable w/pot)
- 1x 12v, 3A Power Supply
- Hand-made Walnut light fixture w/recessed acrylic splash guard
- 3" fan w/heat sink (CPU fan unit, ~$2 at Radiohack)

Stock
- 1 ceritnth snail
- 1 astrea snail
- 1 nassarus snail
- 1 scarlet-legged hermit crab
- Pale blue zoas
- 1 orange/1green ricordia Fl. sp.

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