Please consult the many other threads available in the lighting forum for details of how to solder, how to attach LEDs to heatsinks, etc.
NOTE: I have planned driver setups for a few of these rigs. They can be found here.
The goals with these layouts are twofold:
(1) to have enough light to grow all types of coral, although due to variations in tank layouts, there may be locations (particularly the corners of the tank and near the sand bed) in some of these tanks, set up as shown, that will not grow SPS, and...
(2) to give a baseline understanding of (roughly) how many LEDs are needed and how to cluster them, for those who are new to DIY LED rigs.
You can right-click it and open the table in another tab, it will be much easier to read.
FIGURE 1 (2.5 and 5 gallon):
FIGURE 2 (use over a 7.5 gallon cube):
FIGURE 3 (use two clusters over a 10 or 15 gallon; could use three of these for a 20 long):
FIGURE 4 (use two clusters over a 20H; two would also be suitable for a 20 long):
FIGURE 5 (use over a 25 gallon cube):
FIGURE 6 (use two clusters over a 29, 30, 38, or 40 breeder):
FIGURE 7 (use three clusters over a 33 long or a 40 long, would also work for a 55 if you grow low-light stuff):
FIGURE 8 (use two clusters over a 55):
FIGURE 9 (use over a 60 gallon cube) (I had fun drawing this...):
This is a work in progress. Suggestions and constructive criticism welcomed.
Edited by uglybuckling, 10 October 2012 - 07:47 AM.