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andru24

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Here is my "Complete Idiot's Guide to Building an LED Array".

18 CREE XR-E (10 royal blue, 8 cool white) with 2 x Meanwell ELN 70-48D with dimmers.

This is over my 20g long AIO Peninsula tank.

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I think I can add mine now.

2 Gallon Pico LED array.
and that belongs to my \Nemesis Nano 2 Gallon Tank

Breif Overview: This tank is for a contest on a different site. Project is DIY intensive. That thread covers most of the Pics of both tank cabinet build and lamp build.

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This is my concept.

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Mess of wires and project box
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View of the Project Box before I added goodies
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After I added goodies, boy was it crampped
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Epic Fan Overkill. I will try to sneak stealths in at a later date.
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OoooooH shiney!
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Craptacular pic, but you can basically get the gist of it. The hood was originally designed to take 3 CPF screw in bulbs. They did okay but they were not very nice.
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How it originally looked. (before I put the silver sticker reflector thing in.

Thanks Evil for your help and advice.

Edited by Sunstar, 16 March 2011 - 07:02 PM.

Nemesis Portal: 10 Gallon Nano.
Nemesis Nano: 2 Gallon Contest Tank - Now with 100% LED DIY Win.
Coming in near future: Nemesis II
"Yes, right. You're one of...those, Never understood why any self respecting Decepticon would choose automobile as his vehical mode when he could have flight." - Starscream (Transformers Prime. Ep 10)

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#203
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simple LED Frag light
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=241973

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updated my frag light. added more blue and white LED. overall spread and color is a lot better than before
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Added 12 cree XR-E, 6 RB, 6CW to my 24 inch t-5 MH combo fixture. LED's driven off two 1000ma backpucks and a 24v 4.2a power supply.

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Dimmable DIY LED Light Fixture in Orca/Boyu TL-550 stock hood

25LED's / 12 XP-G R5 white + 6 XP-E Blue + 6 XR-E royal blue + XR-C red + 1 Stunner LED Strip 8000K White / 453nm Blue


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Fluval SPEC LED and canopy upgrade

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Solder job
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Canopy
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build thread
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=266826

Edited by Polscot, 03 April 2011 - 02:19 PM.


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Justind823

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Old pico LED unit I made using a graphics card heatsink with a built in fan. It had 2 CW and 2 RB Cree XR-E's.

I had a dimmable buckpuck for both colors.

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hey guys so after trying out the Mh route i've decided i wanted leds so after a lot of research i took the dive. so here's what i got.

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all blue
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all white
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both all on
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mixed to my liking
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thanks for looking if anyone wants a mh i've got one for sale its a 250 watt with icecap e-ballast, reflector and 3 bulbs 10k, 14k, 20k for $150 i won't be needing it any more.


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reeftankguy

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20 CREE LED/T5 Retro to my 20" NEP - (10 CW/10RB)

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-Thanks for the advice but what I really need are minions -


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You can add mine, hope it helps at least 1 person
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=270176

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Here is my Aqualight 24 LED retro! http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=271299

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Add me please.

29gal biocube -> http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=272190

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Here's one:

sandman's 40br LED build
sandman's 40br
40br LED build
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evilc66

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We are currently at 119 entries. Keep it coming everyone.

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Tank is 48x24x16. There are 42x neutral white and 42x royal blue LEDs mounted on 2x 8.5x40 heatsinks using 40deg optics. The LEDs are hanging about 16inches off the water.

Edited by malac0da13, 14 June 2011 - 10:16 AM.


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If you have room for a saltless marine "amazonian reef", then here we go.

2 tanks: 45g cube, and an 11g rimless (36" long).

Warning, this is nuts, and totally experimental, and overkill, but actually looks spectacular in the end.

Build thread. Unit has digital ammeters in a custom, movable swing-arm canopy for tank access.
http://www.plantedta...less-glass.html

All LEDs on (45g, 23" cube planted fw tank). 3 Meanwell ELN60-48 dimmable drivers.

String ONE-- 8 XPG neutral white, 2 Bridgelux 402 cool white.
String TWO-- 12 XRE royal blue (missed one of them when soldering, whoops).
String THREE (dawn/dusk cycle)-- 1 20w Satistronics 15,000K white, 4 XPG cool white, 2 XPE red, 4 Rebel cyan.

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Whites-- 500mA....... Blues, 150mA......... Dawn/Dusk, 190mA
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11g rimless tank for red cherry shrimp and dwarf cory cats.

4 royal blue XPE, 3 warm white XPG, 3 neutral white XPG, 3 cool white XPG. 500mA current, no optics, 4" from water surface in custom light hood.

Amazingly, no visible spotlighting even spread out over a 35" length.

Meanwell ELN60-48 dimmable.

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Edited by redfishsc, 26 June 2011 - 05:03 PM.

"Jesus did not come to make good people better. He came to make dead people LIVE."--- Ravi Zacharias.

Redfishsc's 11g Shoebox Reef, 36X9X9, LEDs, and a Beer Bottle

LED powered 23" Cube Planted Tank

Redfishsc's 10g RockBox Nano, custom AIO build......................................25g mixed reef

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Here is my latest build, sorry I don't have a build thread for it.

This build has:
6 Cree XP-E RB
5 Cree XP-G CW
2 RapidLED moonlights
2 1000mA dimmable buckpucks w/pot
1 350mA dimmable buckpuck w/pot

I used a small project box to hold the buckpucks and power plugs. Each of the colors is on its own power supply and dims seperately. I got a heatsink/fixture from nanotuners.com, drilled a hole in the back to run the wires through, and drilled some holes in the top so I could hang the fixture above the tank. This is hanging over my 3 pico maxi mini anemone tank. these pics are old and I had just finished my cycle, but they are the only ones I have that show the light above the tank. I hope you all like it.

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can you start a category for the gu10 setups?

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24 led diy for a 20L
16 XP-E RB
8 XP-G NW
2 700mA inventronics drivers
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Edited by cactuspat, 02 August 2011 - 02:28 PM.

Let the hate flow threw the pally. Give it plenty of room to embrace the dark side. Spot feed it younglings to keep evil up.


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Here is my build for a BC14 using an Aquastyles kit.

View my thread here.

If anybody has any questions feel free to ask.


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Custom GU10 Ebay LED hood/hanger for 28g JBJ nanocube

pretty much done with the custom build I am doing for a club members 28g nanocube. It will house a total of 16 of the ebay gu10 leds (http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=267432)

he has the stand with the metal risers so there is a dead space the cross on the bottom of the arm will slide into to counter lever and lock it into place.

All i need now is the fans to show up so i can mount them on the rear and the led strips to use as moon lights. This has been a fun project.

The metal arm is a TV wall mount stand arm inverted. The kind of thing that mounts an old crt tv to the wall.



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i made a build thread now that the gu10 LED hood is completed

http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=282014

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Here is my Aquaticlife 24" T5 Retro Build


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Edited by couevas, 24 October 2011 - 08:42 AM.

20 Tall AGA Mixed Reef
My Custom DIY LED Build
125 SeaClear Acrylic Semi-Agressive FOwLR


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built a new one.

Was a 18" t5 nova fixture. Now it houses a retro fit from aquastyle

7 cool white 5 royal blue, 2 uv


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5.5g pico
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im just opinionated, dont like it? Keep it moving

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evilc66

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Sorry for the absense guys. Everything should be updated now.

Tiny, you have your own category now for "based" LED setups (E26/27, MR16, GU10, etc...).

Edited by evilc66, 31 October 2011 - 07:23 AM.