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Old 12-23-2011, 05:29 PM   #11
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Did this sound right?
With a 6V supply and each led needs 3.2, I'm running them in parallel now, I have 47k ohm resistors. I put a resistor before each led to be safe, right?

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And for every LED after that, I'd put another resistor on the positive, right? (at least that is what I read)
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:34 AM   #12
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Yes that is exactly right, i like your cool little diagram

And 6v sounds more than sufficient
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:14 PM   #13
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Okay, so in the end I wired it up in series, I didn't have enough power so I doubled up to 12V, and a 150 resistor. It works great! After hot glueing the necessary parts to the board to insure it all stays put, I wrapped it all in plastic wrap, part to water seal, part I couldn't put foil directly on it cause it conducts electricity.

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Love the outcome! It was really easy and cost about $25 (at most, less if you don't mess up at first like me :P). It is exactly the amount of light I was looking for too! Very pleased!

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Ugh, yet again I forgot to hit ”insert inline”..
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:34 AM   #14
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Oh they are awsome , everything looks functional and safe. Youve done a pretty awsome job there LEDS do a great job when being used for moon light, as they arent too intense.

Heres a picture of my 20Litre with 6 black widows, 1 opaline gourami,and a few guppy fry.
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Stupid app never wrks when you want it too

what do you keep in that tank?
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:08 PM   #16
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I like your tank currently I have an albino bristlenose pleco, 2 corys (I know I need a couple more, I had a bad experience with GWK's and lost 2 corys and 8 rasboras), and a GBR.
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ooooooh lala, sounds like a good idea with the GBR certainly will do fine with.bristle noses, i have a 8" gibbiceps coolest fish ive ever owned,
I had trouble with another type of catfish called a samoan yoti plectosmus, so i redecorated and got red belly pirahnas
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ooooooh lala, sounds like a good idea with the GBR certainly will do fine with.bristle noses, i have a 8" gibbiceps coolest fish ive ever owned,
I had trouble with another type of catfish called a samoan yoti plectosmus, so i redecorated and got red belly pirahnas
Oh that sounds really nice!! I'll have to google the gibbiceps and the pleco
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If i were you, i would power it with 3v and i would wire it in parallel. I have a good knowledge of electricity and circuitry. With my setup no resistor is required because your using a lower voltage. I am also an rc flyer...
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If i were you, i would power it with 3v and i would wire it in parallel. I have a good knowledge of electricity and circuitry. With my setup no resistor is required because your using a lower voltage. I am also an rc flyer...
See, I think that'd what I did the first time, but they were extremely dim until they got the full 3.2v. I'm happy with what I have now really but thanks for the advice! If I do it again I'll probably go that way!
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