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Justind823

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The light so far

 

2 Cree RB's and CW's both with dimmable buckpucks.

The fan's speed is controlled with a pot also.

 

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And the tank as of today. Hopefully will have water and rock by the end of the weekend.

 

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Yea I had a a few sheets of acrylic that I bought for another project awhile back. That got scrapped so I ended up building this. I put that overflow in there to hide the heater and have a little surface skimming going on, its seems to work.

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I mounted up the light!

 

I didn't want to have to deal with working my way around it so I put it on a pivoting mount. Seems to work so far.

 

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Light! :D

 

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Sweet looking setup. I like the swing arm mount very ingenious.

 

Welcome to the Pico Methodology Contest. Will get your build thread linked up.

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Sweet looking setup. I like the swing arm mount very ingenious.

 

Welcome to the Pico Methodology Contest. Will get your build thread linked up.

 

 

Thanks! Glad to be apart of the contest.

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Got some rock, water, and flow going now!

 

Rock scaping in 1 gallon is a joke. I don't know what I'm going to do yet. Maybe I'll just leave this...we'll see!

 

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ive done a few different tiny pico's i think it helps me to have alot of little rocks for scapeing seems to keep itto scale, unless you find the perfect size/shape piece.

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Yea I think I'm gonna smash that peice up a bit and see what I can do.

 

The light is DIY. I used the heatsink fan unit from an old computer graphics card I had. I'm really pleased with how it came out. The fan on it is awesome, if I keep it lowered all the way down with the potentiometer you can't even hear it over the AC but the unit is cool to the touch.

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Well there are a lot of computer parts that have heatsinks with built in fans like this one I was just lucky enough to have one. The card that I had was a ATI Radeon x1600 so if you are looking for something like it look for that one or something similar. You could probably find something on ebay.

 

I just found this. Almost the same thing

http://cgi.ebay.com/ATI-Radeon-X700-X800-9...=item27b0e04a99

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Justind823

I suppose I should update this thread since I switched tanks and all...

 

Yeah thats right, my diy acyrlic skill are showing - the tank leaked :mellow: - so I bought something.

 

I ended up with a 1 gallon Tom's mini deco and a modded ac50.

 

Same light though! At least I can build something :lol: I did make a new bracket for it, but this one is made out of powder coated bent steel. Its mounted on a piece of 2x4 and still has swiveling action.

 

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c_k_kuehne

I have a graphics card that has a heatsink w/ built in fan. Just not sure my monitor would like me if I took it out and stripped that off :scarry:

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Justind823
I have a graphics card that has a heatsink w/ built in fan. Just not sure my monitor would like me if I took it out and stripped that off :scarry:

 

 

You're right, your monitor probably wouldn't like it...it would love it!

 

DOIT.

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Loving that shimmer on such a small tank :)

Its great. LED shimmer is always awesome looking.

 

great scape.

 

Thanks! I'm very happy with it.

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