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I tried 10k and 50k ohm pots from radio shack, all about the same. They were liner-taper potentiometers, I'm not sure if they are the right type or not. Only other type they had said audio potentiometer. Luckily for me I like the light almost all the way up. The corals seem to be opening up larger then ever with the new lights. Been about a week now and I'm seeing colors I didnt know I had.



thats good - i had to turn mine way down so i dont cook corals lol
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thats good - i had to turn mine way down so i dont cook corals lol

I think I can run them all the way up because I have a rsm130 and I still have the lens cover on that covered the stock lights. Kind of acts like a diffuser a little.

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thanks for the write up. its the most detailed one I have found on this kit. however, I am the least experienced with DIY lighting and still cant figure it out LOL

are there any videos or anything else I can go off of? I have the 24 kit with one heatsink

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I was looking at the 14 dimmable kit and it comes with 2 drivers and 1 power cord.

Do I just combine the drivers together and connect it to the power cord?

I might want to use a project box that the pots go into. And have all the wires connect to the box and out the other end using banana plugs or something so it is a quick disconnect system.

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So are they still in business, the link doesn't work for me http://www.aquastyleonline.com

Edited by lemonyx, 10 August 2012 - 04:43 PM.


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Link works for me.

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this is what I get and I can go anywhere on the net except to aquastyle?

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Must be your computer. Try a different one.
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I want to buy an "Aquarium 24 LEDs DIY Dimmable Kit" set for my 10 gallon.
Goal is to be able to grow everything I want, including SPS.

My question: what options should I take?
I'm thinking 12 white, 12 blue.
White leds: all 4500K (neutral white, right?)
Meanwell LPF-25D-42
Optics 60 degrees
18x30 cm heatsink (will have to cut it down)

Any help? Especially for the driver.

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I want to buy an "Aquarium 24 LEDs DIY Dimmable Kit" set for my 10 gallon.
Goal is to be able to grow everything I want, including SPS.

My question: what options should I take?
I'm thinking 12 white, 12 blue.
White leds: all 4500K (neutral white, right?)
Meanwell LPF-25D-42
Optics 60 degrees
18x30 cm heatsink (will have to cut it down)

Any help? Especially for the driver.


I would just go with the standard drivers unless you have a controller to dim them. Mine have been running at almost 100% for about a year without issue. You probably won't need the optics on a 10 gallon. Go with the 60 and experiment with and without. I ended up not using them over my 10 gallon.

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Hmm i soldered my leds wrong way......i got the cables on the pins that holds the led oO

Works anyway......Im retarded oO

Shoud i solder the cables on right spots, or dose it matter?

Wish i was using my eyes....blš

Edited by Yaman, 20 September 2012 - 11:45 AM.


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Fixed and added 2 Rb.

Now i can sleep@2night ;)