I'm hoping to keep the budget around $300... So I may just start out with the 3ups and add the exotics in a few months as the ideal ratios are discovered.
What I really want is some good pictures of tanks using the 3up LEDs... I am really interested in Tom's here: Http://www.captivereefs.com/forum/diy-proj...ed-build-18283/
But he's not posting pictures for a few days now... !!!
Here's my thought:
14 3up $189
1 Driver for the 28 royals $75
1 Driver for the 14 whites $35
So that brings me up to $299... Close I suppose 'cause I still need $50 for a heatsink and misc stuff like wire...
For the "full spectrum" effect, I'm thinking of adding the following:
6 true violet $27
6 Turquoise $15
6 Deep Red $12
3 DIY mosfet drivers for each string of LED's ($4 ea, so $12 total).
This adds about $65 to the cost... Actually that's not so bad. Maybe I should just save up another month and buy it all at once?
Anyways how does this array sound? Anything you would change regarding # of LEDs (I think 60 should be enough, maybe more or less?), placement, or mix of colors?
Edited by ajmckay, 13 March 2012 - 09:10 PM.