DIY Dimmable RapidLED Kit - Converting from MH's

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by evolved, Sep 27, 2010.

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  1. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Pictures of said set up or it didnt happen..lol...;D.no really would like to see pics of the red leds..8)
     
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  3. dlcrawle

    dlcrawle Plankton

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    WOW that growth is remarkable. Just start fragging and that light system pays for its self quick. great build. highly impressed!!!!!!!:2thumbsup:first::2thumbsup
     
  4. Zander

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    My driver burnt out so it is getting replaced. I am horrible at taking pics and I don't have an SLR...
     
  5. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Evolved, do you think the 5.9" heatsink will be good for a 65g?
    i am going between 8 and 10" right now because im not sure if ill get enough spread. it will be about 10 inches above the water. im using 60 degree optics on 2 seperate 16" long heatsinks. 48 led kit.
    Thanks for any info you got!
     
  6. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Let's see... this is really a matter of the tank dimensions. I find a standard 65g tank is: 36x19x24. Perhaps you have a 60g (48x12x24)? I'll give my answer for both.

    Since you're planning on 60deg optics (good choice for the depth of the tank) and relatively close to the water, this is really a matter of spread. You'll need the heatsink wide enough such that the front and back row of LEDs are close enough to the front/back of the tank to get full coverage throughout the tank.

    Therefore, considering distance above the surface, tank width, and optics:
    If the tank is 19" wide (65g), I'd do a heatsink that is 8.460 in width.
    If the tank is 12" wide (60g), I'd do a heatsink that is 5.886 in width.
    (sizes via: Extruded Aluminum Heatsinks from HeatSinkUSA)
     
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  7. insanespain

    insanespain Ocellaris Clown

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    This is basically what I had in mind for mine. He has the 36inch 65 gallon.

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  9. JeremyW

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    insanespain Ocellaris Clown

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    Evolved, I'm throwin in a vote to move this thread to the new LED forum and sticky it!
     
  11. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    +1 sticky icky icky
     
  12. evolved

    evolved Wrasse Freak

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    Fine by me. Matt/Steve/Curt/etc, move as you see fit.