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Old 04-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #31
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Looking good.... folowing along for this build.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:51 AM   #32
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Heres some updates from the past week

Heres the canopy still a work in progress



Heres the ATO system from Autotopoff.com I am vary happy with it. I put a 5.5g tank as a container for my water to be pumped into the tank with the ATO. The water pumps directly into the return area of my sump were the sensor is for a quick and effective response.



And these arrived today my 2x Heatsinks from HeatsinkUSA.com. They are 5.883x16" and look great. Only thing is I am not sure how to clean them up before installing the LED's
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:44 AM   #33
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hey, Im following along
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #34
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hey, Im following along
Sounds good. I hope that it may help someone at some point figure out an answer to their questions.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:05 AM   #35
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Heres pictures of my LED Build!!!!

The heatsink before i put the leds on. evenly spaced them and marked what color goes were.


Next I placed the LEDs



Heres a picture of how the solderless LEDs are wired super easy. By wireing them this way my blues and whites will be individually dimmable so that I can create what ever color look I want.


Heres the LED with the lens on and all wired up.



And THEY WORK!!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:10 AM   #36
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Before I go on I thought I would give the info about the build.
Rapidled was the supplier. GREAT customer service! I literally have 30+ emails with mike at rapidled. He gained a loyal customer.

LEDs:
12x Blue Cree
12x Royal Blue Cree
22x Cool White Cree
2x Red

Heatsinks I got from from HeatsinkUSA. They are 5.883x16


So next came hanging and installing the equipment into my canopy.

First I mounted all the drivers and controller onto a board then mounted that to the inside of my canopy.


Then installed the hanging equipment. and put the fixture on.


Heres how it looks. the whites are at 40% and the blues are at 70%

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Nice work! Looks great!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:36 AM   #38
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Makes it look like there is no water and your fish are just floating in air!

Congrats on a great build and i love the leds! I want some for my poor lil tank
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Wow, this build is really coming along!
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Makes it look like there is no water and your fish are just floating in air!

Congrats on a great build and i love the leds! I want some for my poor lil tank
I know I Love the way the leds look! now for the real test of supporting a SPS tank...Thats what I really care about but my LEDs were $500 well spent.
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