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Old 03-20-2012, 08:29 PM   #271
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Yeah, I would like to try LEDS on a future nano setup. I really like those A1 Sols, I think they are called. I saw them on a frag tank at a LFS On Sunday.

I also really like the shimmer look LEDS give off.

Ziggy, which LEDs are you using? Thanks!
I am using Cree XP-Gs I build the LED system on my tank myself.
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If I do a smaller nano(I REALLY WANT TO!!) I'm definitely doing LEDs.
I am 100% LED lit on my system. My fuge and even my under cabinet lighting is LED. It's the way to go!!
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Do you think I could light a 15 gallon nano with crees for under 100?
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Do you think I could light a 15 gallon nano with crees for under 100?
hmmm...Rapidled.com check the site out
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How does the power work for them like what modules. I know it depends on the number but.
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How does the power work for them like what modules. I know it depends on the number but.
The LEDs I am using are 3w each. I can run 8-14 per driver. I have 28 total so 14 per driver. I'm thinking about adding an additional 14 LEDs. The controller I have for them will run 3 drivers.
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Ooo okay so you need a driver and a controller
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Go to rapidled.com you will get a lot more info there.
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Okay thanks!!
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So I have decided to add an additional 14 LEDs to the mix. I want to increase the light during the peak hours of my photo period. I have ordered 7 whites and 7 blues.. These will have 80 degree optics and will be spread throughout the heatsink to help deal with the dark areas I have.

My cycle is complete and I have done my first major PWC. I did about 40%. I will start testing the water tomorrow to see how the params look over the next several days. I'm seeing diatoms on the sand and some of the rock. Things are moving along nicely. If all goes well over the next 3 or so days I may add a few snails this weekend.
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