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firechild

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I'm not going to do a full build thread here but will just post some photos of the build that I just finished with a few explanatory points.

 

I had 6 custom MCPCBs made up (these may be familiar as I've posted them in other threads previously) with 10x XP-E royal blue, 2x XP-E blue, 2x XP-G cool white and 4x XP-G neutral white emitters:

 

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Mounted them on heatsinks and attached them to aluminium angle in pairs:

 

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Put them inside my aluminium enclosure.

 

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Drilled some holes, attached lenses and mounted the light:

 

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What materials did you use to make the fixture? What aluminum parts and where did you get them? I made mine with aluminum sheets but it didn't come out as nice As I wanted. Any info is appreciated

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What materials did you use to make the fixture? What aluminum parts and where did you get them? I made mine with aluminum sheets but it didn't come out as nice As I wanted. Any info is appreciated

 

I had the fixture custom made by Takachi Enclosures in Japan. It's not a cheap option but I got the fixture I wanted so it was worth it.

 

 

Tank and lights look awesome. What size tank is that and what are your plans for this tank?

 

Thanks. The tank is a custom size, 93x78x65cm (slightly larger in each dimension than 36x30x24"). It's going to be an SPS tank with some small fish (gramma, gobies, assessors, etc). I have 2 sumps, one under the tank and one through the wall in a dedicated room with a total of about 300L (tank is 475L) so I've got space for multiple fuges, frag rack, etc.

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Sounds like you've got all the bells and whistles! Very interested to see what this tank looks like in the future as it matures.

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