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Old 04-17-2012, 12:04 AM   #11
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I've been looking at doing something similar but using these....

Http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-Waterproo...ht_2351wt_1002

What o you think about this?
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:28 AM   #12
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I would do something like that if my tank was shallow, like 12-16 inches deep, but mine is 30" deep so I wanted some higher powered LEDs to penetrate better. And I'm experimenting with different led's like different wattages, emitters, and heatsinks.
I started recieving some of my items. Here's what I got so far.

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I'm still waiting on a large heatsink a few more 10w emitters, a power supply and dimmer.

I am liking the strips to put the emitters on that would make them like the long strip mentioned above just higher powered. I may order more of those. That way I can wire up strips of 6 LEDs at a time and it looks clean and professional, and they are not that expensive and I can mix match my own emitters.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:20 AM   #13
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I've been looking at doing something similar but using these....

Http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-Waterproo...ht_2351wt_1002

What o you think about this?
I still think 80 is too much. You can pick up a decent aquatraders t5 fixture for less.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:59 AM   #14
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I still think 80 is too much. You can pick up a decent aquatraders t5 fixture for less.
But the difference is with these you can put them under the lid(s) so the light would even cover the front area of the tank which I think others struggle with right?
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #15
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If you just want a nice strip of leds check out ecoxotic. Yes they are a little pricey, but its nice stuff. I just about wish I would have just saved up and get their panorama pro fixture, but its like $500 and not quite as powerful as I'd like for that kind of money. The individual strips are 80 and up depending on size.
I had a couple stunner strips and was very impressed, but the stunner strips are just accent lighting not really for growing corals. The panoramas can support corals.
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Ok, it's been a while but I've been waiting on some parts to come in. But I got one in today, a large heatsink.

Here's a mock up of what I'm going to do. I might get some drilling and wiring started tonight.



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My project is nearly complete, I'm pleased with my results. I need to improve the power cord a little bit for both safety and aesthetics. I have 8 x 10w hybrid (actinic blue/15000k white) LEDs, and 1 10w 20000k white led in the center. This fixture is dimmable and seems slightly less powerful than my 346w of MH + T5HO lighting, but not much. Corals seem to like it, everything looks great, and I enjoy the hue of the LEDs compared to the old fixture.

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what are the exact dimentions of the large heat sink?
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:12 AM   #19
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18"x8 1/2"x1 1/2"
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:09 AM   #20
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Thank you that might just fit in the hood
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