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Old 07-20-2010, 03:48 AM   #291
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Your drawings suck! take a course in paint if you are going to post it in public.
Nice going I am following along. Great!!!
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:46 AM   #292
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Yawn...oh...sorry

actually very cool, still don't have a clue but really tryin'. TC is being too hard on you. Paint sucks to work with
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:56 AM   #293
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Your drawings suck! take a course in paint if you are going to post it in public.
Nice going I am following along. Great!!!
When I asked "What do you guys think?" I was asking about the layout not my drawing in paint abilities...

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actually very cool, still don't have a clue but really tryin'. TC is being too hard on you. Paint sucks to work with
Think of each of those squares each as a little light... the color you see represents the color of the bulb (dramatized so you can see the difference between the white and warm white).
TC is just being himself... I haven't been here very long and I already realize that he doesn't even take himself seriously all that much (except when he gets mad ) You rock TC!
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:29 PM   #294
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I think it would be wiser to avoid crossing the wires. It would make maintenance easier if one diode were to putter out. Just my 2cents. I understand you're trying to wire in a parallel but perhaps if you just used different colored wire for each color bulb things would be easier lol.
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Where did you buy all this from? I want to see if there are any spec sheets or something on these. Pretty interesting looking.

Are these the dealxtreme ones?
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:41 PM   #296
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Crepe has a good point, but I also understand where you're coming from with the placement. Don't want the columns of different light temperatures to really show in the tank, so his idea of using different colored wires makes perfect sense. Hope it looks awesome!
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When I asked "What do you guys think?" I was asking about the layout not my drawing in paint abilities...


Think of each of those squares each as a little light... the color you see represents the color of the bulb (dramatized so you can see the difference between the white and warm white).
TC is just being himself... I haven't been here very long and I already realize that he doesn't even take himself seriously all that much (except when he gets mad ) You rock TC!
You know me, it's late and I love to read your thread. I am excited for you and look forward to a beautiful tank. I use google sketch myself.
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Hurray google sketchup. I usually use autoCAD at work. Its an ancient version. Did you wire these yet? I read they dissipate MASSIVE heat so be careful.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:56 AM   #299
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I think it would be wiser to avoid crossing the wires. It would make maintenance easier if one diode were to putter out. Just my 2cents. I understand you're trying to wire in a parallel but perhaps if you just used different colored wire for each color bulb things would be easier lol.
The wires will not be crossed like that... it was just for illustration of the fact that those LED's will all be on the same controller. The order of the controller is also how I plan on having my lights turn on/off (5 min between each controller)

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Where did you buy all this from? I want to see if there are any spec sheets or something on these. Pretty interesting looking.
Are these the dealxtreme ones?
I got them from e-bay... just type in a search for "20w LED" you will get a bunch of stuff...

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Crepe has a good point, but I also understand where you're coming from with the placement. Don't want the columns of different light temperatures to really show in the tank, so his idea of using different colored wires makes perfect sense. Hope it looks awesome!
I plan on using different color/marked wires for them... worst case scenario, I have to take off and re-attach some LED's.

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You know me, it's late and I love to read your thread. I am excited for you and look forward to a beautiful tank. I use google sketch myself.
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Never used it before I will give it a whirl.

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Hurray google sketchup. I usually use autoCAD at work. Its an ancient version. Did you wire these yet? I read they dissipate MASSIVE heat so be careful.
They have not been wired yet... and did you see my large water cooled heat sink?
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Looking great so far. How are you going to attach the leds to the heatsink(thermal wise), thermal paste or tape?
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