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Old 07-19-2010, 04:28 AM   #281
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I used aluminum for the frame (home depot diy screen section) and instead of buying screen get bird netting and install it the same way you do the screen. I think I built the tops for my 55 for about $20.
That is what I did. I went one step further by putting refrigerator rubber gastet around the bottom of the frame so that the frame would not sit directly on the tank.


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Old 07-19-2010, 05:39 AM   #282
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:42 PM   #283
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I got my LED's today... That was crazy fast... anyways here they are.


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A closeup of the LED's the top left is white the top right is blue and the bottom is warm white. If you look closely you can see the 20 individual dies on each chip.
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That is what I did. I went one step further by putting refrigerator rubber gastet around the bottom of the frame so that the frame would not sit directly on the tank.
You have an acrylic tank is that just to prevent scratching? Mine is glass is there any other reason for the gasket?
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You have an acrylic tank is that just to prevent scratching? Mine is glass is there any other reason for the gasket?
If you don't have it inlay like mine or have some type of hook or notch then it would help to keep it from moving when you bump it by accident and such.
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You have an acrylic tank is that just to prevent scratching? Mine is glass is there any other reason for the gasket?
Salt and aluminum just don't mix well, So I used the gasket to sort of islolate the two.
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This is a diagram of how I plan on placing my lights on the aluminum sheet (I did it in paint... I know it sucks but it gets the point across). What do you guys think?
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Sweet! You got some work to do. Can't wait.
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