evilc66

Comprehensive DIY LED Project List

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We have a pretty active DIY LED movement going on here at Nano-Reef and it's starting to become a little hard to find all of the fantastic builds that everyone has done so far. We have a lot more builds coming in the future, so it would be great to get a comprehensive list of everyones projects so far. Even if you have purchased a fixture from myself or somewhere else, I'd like it listed.

 

What I would ask of you is one or two pictures posted, with a brief description of the setup with a link to your build thread if you have one. I will try and categorize everything in this post as they get submitted.

 

Please, this is not a thread for discussion or questions. If you have questions, post on the members thread or PM them. There are lots of other threads discussing LEDs. This is not one of them.

 

BC8 Retros

DarkDevil

EliPhant

rollei

 

BC14 Retros

deepdvnarq

crs2k

Maddevil1

dhraakoxr

Waterproof

Crazy Tiki

bpkenn

Bamato

shmoopy

autopro

djprofd

stixchicken

MedicBMC

vresor

jeepdude

bjbass

 

BC29 Retros

C Jerome

Bonsai

firebirdude

jfarabaugh

BowieReefer84

 

NC6 Retros

gunguy05

 

NC8 180 Retros

Qwiv

 

NC12 Retros

ccLansman

theloveablebum

npain316

thewire

yukyuklee

 

NC24/28 Retros

neelix

Minadin

Sherman

dcmix5

willp2

 

Aquapod 12 Retros

deepdvnarq

thecowkid

 

Eclipse 3 Retros

deepdvnarq

 

Barrier Reef/Nanowave 9 Retros

Rodney500

TheStar

Shard

ROB52367

 

Resun/Orca/Boyu DM500-PL Retros

davce99

azuly

 

XCube 26 Retros

Dave_Uk

 

RSM34 Retros

Nick801

 

Fluval Edge

senoufo

 

Fixture Retros

evilc66 Current USA 12" Single Satellite

Saiyan LED addon to Outer Orbit

Marteen Current USA Orbit Retro

mmike1992 Actinic add-on to Lumenmax reflector

HeyLookItsCaps Current USA Single Satellite Retro

Kidrobot Current USA 20" Orbit Retro

biggyal66 Coralife 12" Aqualight Retro

FishOnTheBrainCoral Coralife 20" Aqualight Retro

nano_tank CADLights 12g PC Fixture Retro

DaveFason Aquamedic Fixture Retro

teiklin PC Fixture Retro (Unknown Brand) Over 11" Cube.

Sledgerton LED Add-On to MH/T5 fixture

reeftankguy Two Bulb LED Replacement in 20" NEP

Cheetos Coralife Aqualight Retro

couevas Aquatic Life 24" T5 Retro

JBM Current USA 18" Nova Extreme Retro

 

Custom Standalone

evilc66 Custom 1.6g pico

McJosh13 Oceanic 30g cube

cdelicath Custom 1g pico

cdelicath Standalone over BC14

C Jerome Custom 3.5g pico

Not_Sponsored Unknown tank

evanski Current USA Betta Cube

sweevo 24" cube

reeftankguy CAD12

ryan110484 75g AGA

M@rine_lover 2ft cube

Sammy113 Custom Cube

Gdubsvdubs@gmail.com 3g Pico

Sammy113 3g Pico

Ron99 iCube

M@rine_lover 60g Cube

theloveablebum AGA 10g

deepdvnarq Custom 10g AGA canopy.

stmccool Custom Canopy for 20H.

jewbilee Custom Pendant over NC12

Dave_uk Custom Fixture Over Fluval Osaka 320

DennisJ Custom setup over 470L tank

ir0n_ma1den AGA 10g

moovinfast Custom 20x20x15 Tank

kratie LED Actinics for a 70W Astralux, 13x13x30 Custom Tank

sammy113 20" Cube

RedfishSC Actinic Supplimentation Over 25g

arioch Custom Fixture Over 5.5g AGA

nowlan Custom Setup Over 36" 30g

supernips Custom Pendant

Cheetos Custom Fixture over JBJ Picotope.

jtl2 46g Bowfront

apoptosis 2.5g AGA bowfront

sialkoti Touchscreen Controlled System Over Unknown tank

pakirri Custom 10g rimless

sammy113 Custom 6ft Fixture

SmithErick Oceanic 30g Cube with Custom Fixture.

Giannis86 15g Bowfront

DaveFason Custom Fixture for Unknown Tank

disaster999 Sump Frag Tank Light - Updated

pazhope Custom Fixture for 10g Tank

JBM Custom Fixture

marinoob Custom Fixture for 14" Advanced Acrylics Cube

d9hp Custom Floating Canopy for 20L

JoshG Custom T5/LED Hybrid over Custom Rimless Tank.

chipmunkofdoom2 Custom Fixture for 2.5g AGA Tank.

rockryno Custom Fixture Over 10g AGA

Deadly-Teddly Actinic Strip

Dustin11 Custom Actinic Fixtures on Oceanic 30g Cube.

silversurfer96790 Custom Fixture Over Unknown Tank.

RK_tek Custom Positional Spotlights Over an Acrylic 20L.

andru24 Custom Fixture Over 20L Peninsula.

Sunstar LED Hood Retro For 2g Tank

Polscot Custom Hood For Fluval Spec

Justind823 Custom Fixture For Unknown Pico

Gabe_j Custom LED Array Over 40B

Tyron Custom Fixture for 10g Frag Tank

bensanders Custom Fixture for 40B.

malac0da13 Custom Fixture for 80 Gallon Rimless Tank

redfishsc 45g Rimless Cube, and 11g Long Rimless Tank, Both With Custom LED Builds.

lpsouth1978 Custom Build Over JBJ 3g Picotope

cactuspat Custom Build Over 20L

 

"Based" LED setups (E26/27, MR16, GU10, etc...)

TinyGiant Custom Hood Using GU10 Based Lamps over NC28

Gioreef 4 Lamp GU10 Build Over 3g Picotope

fote03 Retro Into Current USA Orbit Fixture, Over BC29

 

Commercial Fixtures

DivineStyler 30g Shallow Lagoon with Ecoxotic Panorama

VtheMaestro Ecoxotic Panorama over Oceanic Illuminata

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It is sharp, but please keep the posts to your own setups. If you feel the owner of something should post, drop them a PM and ask to post here.

 

My turn I guess

 

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http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=176627&hl=

 

Most of you have seen this already, but this was originally a Current USA 12" single 18W Satellite. It houses 10 LEDs and two drivers. It's fully dimmable and has a lot of power. PAR readings are equivalent to a 70W MH, with about half the power consumption.

 

 

 

Time now to get into the Way-Back-Machine!

 

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This is what started it all for me. Completely custom from top to bottom, including the drivers. It's still up and running over the same tank, although the tank has gone through some changes.

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my bc14 led upgrade

6 rb @ 1A buckpuck driver

6 cw @ 1A buckpuckdriver

potrans 24v 6.5a power supply

3 50mm fans and one 120mm fans for cooloing and extracting heat. 1 50mm is blowing on the buckpucks powered off the potrans

4 leds moonlight from measure explorer

i will post better pics later

enjoy

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i'll post the others soon (37 gal not finished yet)

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Here is my bc14 led upgrade: (link to my build thread: http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=biocube+led )

 

6 royal blue cree xr-e

6 cool white cree xr-e

1 80mm fan top mounted with the hood drilled (fan extracting air out of hood)

2 power supplies (to create dawn/dusk effect on timers)

2 1000mA buckpucks

Stock biocube moon lights

 

 

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Here is an update (Nov. 20, 09)

 

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Good. We have a start.

 

Come on fellas. I know there are more of you out there. I'm callin' you out Minadin and Waterproof ;)

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Still love that fixture.

 

Keep them coming guys.

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3 gal eclipse modified hood

4 royal blues @ 1a (buckpuck driver)

3 cool whites @ 1a (buckpuck driver)

120mm fan

potrans 24v 6.5a powersupply

 

this was the experimental tank that started it all for me.

 

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You forgot the one freshwater build that's been done here ;)

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This is my Barrier reef 400 which i believe is the same as a nano wave 9.

6 royal blue cree xr-e

6 white cree xr-e r2

3 40mm fan top mounted with the hood drilled (fan sucking air in and exiting out side of hood)

2 1000mA buckpucks

 

What it started as

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Gutted

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What it looks like now

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With some water

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And rock

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Would like to thank evilc66 for all your invaluable information

Hope you enjoy

Rod

Edited by rodney500

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Yeah! Now we're talking. MOAR!!!

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Maybe this is too personal but do you think its possible to include a rough estimate of time or money associated with the build. It could newbies and insight into the time and effort it takes to create a masterpiece like the ones above. It could also show that it may be more feasible to accomplish than some may think. Thanks.

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Please, this is not a thread for discussion or questions. If you have questions, post on the members thread or PM them. There are lots of other threads discussing LEDs. This is not one of them.

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Time to crack the whip.

 

Come on guys! I know there are a ton of these setups out there. I want you guys to post YOUR project so you can take some pride in it. If I don't see more posted soon, I'll do it myself. I won't be held resonsible for errors ;)

 

 

:rant::rant:CHOP CHOP:rant::rant:

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My Biocube 14 LED Retrofit:

 

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=195166

 

6 Royal Blue CREE XR-E

6 Cool White CREE XR-E

1 80mmx80mmx15mm SilenX iXtrema 11dBa-18CFM Fan top mounted with the hood cut-out (fan extracting air out of hood)

2 power supplies (potrans 24v 6.5a) (enables dawn/dusk effect)

2 1000mA buckpucks

R2 Solutions moon lights

 

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JBJ 28 HQI Hood;

 

12 Luxeon Blues 700ma

4 Luxeon Whites 680ma

8 Cree XR-E Whites 680ma

Upgraded stock fans remote Ebay constant current drivers.

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You seems to forgot mine... my setup is in my link :)

 

Seems like everything I did will get forgotten one way or another, interesting...

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It's not that I forgot. I have been letting people submit their own creations to the list. If you guys won't take offense, I'll start adding them myself, but I wanted you to have the honors ;)

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Did you end up selling that? That was a really nice build.

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I guess this would go under fixture retros.

 

Take the red pill by clicking my sig. No good pics yet and just a lot of talk, but I will make it all up to you when I get all the parts and put it together.

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Special thanks for CDelicath for the idea (betacube for pico tank + LED lighting) and to Evil for answering all of my noob electornics questions...Dammit Evil, I am a biologist, not an engineer! lol)

 

Tank

- Betacube

- 1.5" black sand

- ~1 lb live rock (man-made from LFS...good stuff)

- Topfin 10 HOB filter unit

- Recessed acrylic cover into top wood trim

 

Lights (All LED Supply unless noted otherwise, ~$85)

- 1x Q4 White

- 3x XR-E Royal Blue

- 1x 700mA Buckpuck (dimmable w/pot)

- 1x 1000mA Buckpuck (dimmable w/pot)

- 1x 12v, 3A Power Supply

- Hand-made Walnut light fixture w/recessed acrylic splash guard

- 3" fan w/heat sink (CPU fan unit, ~$2 at Radiohack)

 

Stock

- 1 ceritnth snail

- 1 astrea snail

- 1 nassarus snail

- 1 scarlet-legged hermit crab

- Pale blue zoas

- 1 orange/1green ricordia Fl. sp.

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