CREE LED 3' DIY setup

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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by SCORPIO » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:47 am

Glosso, and Staurogyne tropica will be best choice as a foreground plants.


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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by apuda2010 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:10 pm

Ok...here is an update. Testing done for one full week. Things appear to be working ok. Have removed the splash guard as of now. It was cumbersome to work with it and frankly........I did not see too much of water evaporating or rising up anyways. The fixture has a neater look. The AC socket finally arrived. Here it is installed.

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Also installed a PU net on top. This was a something I wanted to do for a long long time.....

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The net is stitched to an aluminium frame which sits snugly on top of the tank...

And an Eheim Compact 600 for water circulation , my earlier Hydor Pico conked off about a month back. I have found these low power circulation pumps very useful in ensuring that nutrients are spread evenly in the tank. Here is a picture...

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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by apuda2010 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:13 pm

The FTS with the lights on...

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The final objective of achieving the same level of brightness with 148W of T5 and T8 with 42W of LEDs appears to be on track so far.

And the FTS with the CCFL (= moonlight) switched on after 9PM.

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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by Abhi » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:16 pm

Excellent !
MTS: Multiple tank syndrome !

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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by marsaiko » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:44 pm

looks neat bro, do you have an opinion that wider angle lens might have been better to remove the spotlite effect?
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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by apuda2010 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:48 pm

As promised , here is the list of components I used and the costs involved :

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Rapidled components do not obviously have an INR price. Please do visit http://www.rapidled.com for reference prices. In case anyone is interested to know the source of each of these components , please do PM me and I will be happy to share with contact details wherever possible.

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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by apuda2010 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:50 pm

This brings this journal to an end. Hope you enjoyed the fabrication as much as I did. As always , comments and suggestions are most welcome.

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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by apuda2010 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:52 pm

@ Marsaiko - are you referring to the moonlight or the main light ?

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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by marsaiko » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:12 pm

main light bro
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Re: CREE LED 3' DIY setup

Unread post by apuda2010 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:58 pm

Well 80 degrees is more or less the upper limit for optics. I think the spotlighting that you see is more because of the effect of the camera shutter...I do not see too much of it on the bottom of the tank.

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