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Very nice and clean!

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Ya i noticed that table area you had over there with all kinds of parts laying around.Figured you were going to be moking some soon.How much were the parts for that.
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heat sink was @ 35rmb
thermal glue @ 5rmb
8 XP-G 6500K white @ 15.50rmb each
10 XP-E Royal Blue @ 18.00rmb each
6 XP-E Blue @ 13.00rmb each
1 XP-E Red @ 12.80rmb
2 Meanwell ELN-48-60D driver @ 150.00rmb each
24 60 Degrees Optics @ 2.00rmb each

Grand total so far, 782.80rmb which is around 125 U.S. dollars
add around 50 bucks for hardware and acrylic skin and you get a AI SOL knock off for less than 1/2 the price.

Edited by disaster999, 09 April 2012 - 10:49 PM.


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Nice! It's like a sol! You should make me one :P

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ill see how this one turns out.

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i would like to be the 2nd person inline for your a SOL knock out Leds for my frag tank. :)
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if shipping doesnt cost an arm and a leg i might help you guys make them haha

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OH yeah ;)

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haha thanks for the kind words. i wouldnt say im winning, fighting a loosing battle with my fish right now...im thinking i need to catch the 2 remaining fish in my tank and treat them for ich and let my tank run fishless for a month or 2 just to starve all the remaining parasites.

on other news, went shopping today for the LED build. project box, 8 core wire, fans (went overboard with the noctua fan :P) power supply, dimming knobs
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priced out the entire build...it cost me around $200usd for all the parts needed to finish this light. working on an acrylic skin that will wrap the light to hide most of the wires. i hope what i have envisioned wouldnt look too bad.

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hey how much would shipping to 38138 cost for one of those?

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hey how much would shipping to 38138 cost for one of those?

i would have to see how much it would cost to ship this...also im not sure if i want start building these for a small fee. ill get back to you on that :P

heres some more 99% finished product shots, excuse the stuffed animal :D
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wire exits through a hole in the heatsink and out the top for a clean look when hung
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see those black dots on the wood? the light was hot enough to burn the lacquer. it was on the desk for like 5 mins tops
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also, picked these up when i went to a shoreline in the north western part of hong kong. i wonder how these would do in my tank.
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sweet build, haha i will excuse your toy animal. lol made me chuggle.
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Ha okay! just PM me thanks!

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stupid ich, so it wiped out all but 2 fish in my tank. my purple tang was covered in ich a week or 2 ago and i thought he was a goner. now hes pretty much ich free and seem to be doing good.

i cant add any fish to my tank since i know i still have ich, and its pretty much impossible to catch the 2 remaining fish in my tank to leave it fishless for a month to kill off the ich

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stupid ich, so it wiped out all but 2 fish in my tank. my purple tang was covered in ich a week or 2 ago and i thought he was a goner. now hes pretty much ich free and seem to be doing good.

i cant add any fish to my tank since i know i still have ich, and its pretty much impossible to catch the 2 remaining fish in my tank to leave it fishless for a month to kill off the ich

Yeah, I know that feeling. I'm just going to keep my tank at the three surviving fish for 2-3 months and hope it doesn't come back before adding any more...
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havent update this in a while, nothing too exciting going on with my tank. i cant seem win against red slime algae and brown algae in my tank. just did a major cleanup in the sump, scraping a cup worth of algae in the frag chamber.

i did pick up a few new corals.
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took some pics of my other corals while i was at it
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havent updated this in almost 2 months, thought i should give an update

i was battling cyano for a while after the ich outbreak and my fish dying. i could of used chemiclean and be done with, but i thought ill give the more natural way a try first. first i tried turning off my lights for 3 days and kept my tank in total darkness. this helped kill some of the unwanted algae but the cyano was still present. 2 SPS RTN from the lights out and i was able to frag one.

then i tried dr.tims waste away as it was advertised to clean up my tank of sluge, but after adding the 16oz bottle into my tank i saw no significant improvement in my cyano algae. my skimmate did turn a lot darker and smelled a lot more than before, but other than that not a whole lot of improvements.

i decided i had enough and just use the chemical route instead, so went and got myself some chemiclean. within 2 days all the cyano was pretty much dead. just some dead tissue still lingering on rocks and such. i did a 20% water change, changed out my carbon and turned on my skimmer, this is what happened


i waited 2 more days, did another 20% water change and this is what happened


so i waited another 2 days, changed yet another 20% and my skimmer finally simmer down. all the cyano is gone, my tank is looking a whole lot cleaner. my corals and and fish probably loves the water since i did an equivalent of 50% water change this week.

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Maybe i should try this method. i am dealing with ick also so each week i take out all the fish out and put in QT then i wait 2 weeks to put them back in after 10% w/c every 3-4 days because i wanted to do it the natural way also. So far so good. Glad everything is doing much better for you.. can't wait to see pictures soon!
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so you take out your fish every month?? arent you stressing out your fish a bit too much like that?

i would just take out all your fish, do some sort of treatment whether copper or hyposalinity to kill off the ick, and leave the tank fishless for at least a month to let the remaining ick die off. with ever new fish i would put it in QT to ensure theres no ick before adding it to the tank.

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Excellent build. I've been following for awhile now and I hope the algae has cleared up as well as the ick. I do have a couple of questions on your led build. How did you wire the fan on your heat sink? Is it linked to a chain of LEDs? Did you ever make the skin for the lights? I'm in the final stages of my own build and now I'm working on the aesthetics of it.

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ive gotten lazy and havent done anything to make my light pretty. but im thinking of having one sheet of acrylic with bent sides and be done with it.

since i have a power supply to drive the dimming controls for the meanwells, i just ran the wires from the power supply to the fans so when the whole system turns on, the fan will turn on as well.