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Old 07-16-2010, 09:29 AM   #251
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Fine... I'm having 45-55 LED dies each die has 20 1W diodes on it. The dies need good heat dispensation because all of the diodes are so close together. Hence the big @$$ heat-sink
Who makes these? Are you planning on using optics at all?
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Who makes these? Are you planning on using optics at all?
Not sure who makes them and no there are no optics yet... I will see how the light is and if I need it I will add it after.
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very intriguing. ill be waiting for the install post.
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arghh wake me up when we're past the LED's...

Hopefully I can look back on this in years to come and understand what's going on
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:09 AM   #255
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arghh wake me up when we're past the LED's...

Hopefully I can look back on this in years to come and understand what's going on
Haha it really isn't that confusing, I promise!
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:19 AM   #256
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arghh wake me up when we're past the LED's...

Hopefully I can look back on this in years to come and understand what's going on
I'll post some none LED stuff tonight or tomorrow
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lol, I'm going to have to learn sooner than I thought...my 6g fluval edge's lights have...well I don't know what they did. They're halogen and have very thin connectors (?) and one quit working so I looked and it was just hanging by one of it's connector. I pulled it off and the one connector was broke off, still in the thingy (?). There was black soot all over it. Than a few days later the other one did the same thing.

I'm tearing down the tank until I have the time/energy/cash to rewire new lights. And it will be LEDs But I'm sure that I'll find something that I can just wire in there that way it won't be hard for me.
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This is a cool acrylic top I saw on someone's set-up so I got some mesh from a guy in the states (if your watching this feel free to post a link to your thread).
I ordered my acrylic... and like my glass nobody wants to give me what I want (they say it's too hard/too much work/they can't do it cause it shatters at that width)... so I buy a saw and an 80 dollar blade and cut it myself (at 1/2" in width there was not even a chip). Then I put it all together.
The saw and the pieces I cut.


The first step is to make the bottom rectangle. If you notice the piece that I put on top of the box is the full width. Making the boxes staggered like that helps to avoid weak spots.


Then you stretch the mesh on the one side and glue/clamp the top piece on.


Then you pull the mesh tight to the other side and stretch it width wise at the same time (difficult to do solo without the right tools).


The you do either side pulling it tight (you may get some mild warping) then put the tabs on to make sure it doesn't fall into your tank.
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Wow that's sweet! Good job
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Wow, that is really cool. I'm jealous, lol.
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