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Old 12-14-2013, 04:10 PM   #11
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I plan on just ordering some stuff from rapid LEDs I plan on doing probably 8 royal blues a and 4 cool whites but I'm new to LEDs not sure if that's over kill or not what would you guys recommend for a 10 gal frag tank?
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #12
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I also have a question for all the saltwater people do you guys prefer refugium or a phosban reactor and if refugium what would you put in there?
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:19 AM   #13
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Any advice on how man LEDs I should do or anything ?
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:49 AM   #14
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I plan on just ordering some stuff from rapid LEDs I plan on doing probably 8 royal blues a and 4 cool whites but I'm new to LEDs not sure if that's over kill or not what would you guys recommend for a 10 gal frag tank?
Right now I have one of the panels for my 90 gallon over my 29 gallon tank. I have the lights dimmed to ~ 50% whites and ~60% blues. And with my lps I wouldn't go any higher. The panel has 10 blue 9 white and some green red and violet mixed in. I hope this helps.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:09 PM   #15
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What would you recommend for a 10 gal?
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That is tough. The LEDs only dim to 30 to 40%. You could probably get away with 5 blue and 4 white. With these you would only need one driver and a way to dim the lights. It would be pretty affordable.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:24 AM   #17
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What all am I going to need to get I got the LEDs, end plug, cement, heatsink, hanging kit, What all do I need to get it running like the ac or adapter I'm kinda confused on that part
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You will need a power supply, it will plug into ac and provide doc power. They come with instructions for adjusting them for the proper current, you will need a multimeter for that as well. Depending on the number of LEDs you are using and the control you want you will need to select the power supply. http://www.rapidled.com/dimmable-drivers/
I am using the 48p drivers, you can run 8 to 14 LEDs with this. If you want independent control of the colors you could go with the 27p or d drivers, they run 5 to 8 LEDs. Selecting the p or d is a personal preference depending on how you want to control them. You can get a dimmer knob for the d and just use a simple timer. I have the p and use an arduino micro controller to control the driver with a pwm signal. I have it programmed do fade on in the morning and out at night. It can be done fairly easy with any programming experience.
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