My cree led build.(Updated LED pics 4/30/13 pg 8)

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by jkat21, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Well I have finally found some time to start my led build..I will be using 48 led 24 royal blue 24 cool whites with 4 moon leds,all on dim ballasts..I have only finished putting the leds on the heat sinks and started some wiring(these things are bright 8)),but have a lot to go.I want to enclose them giving that store bought look..hopefully at the end it will look some thing like the orphek pr 156..well a few pics to keep ya busy(not really much to look at tho)..

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  3. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Very nice looking setup!! What degree optics are you using?
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    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Thanks..as for the optics I'm not sure yet.it depend on the hight above the tank..they did come with 60*..but I will see when it comes time to hang them..
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    rc_mcwaters3 Clown Trigger

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    will be very interested to see this build ;D what size tank are you putting them over
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    txny13 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    thats the same way iam doing mine ,24 cool whites on 2 dim drivers,24 royal blues one 2 dim drivers
  7. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    It will be going over a mixed reef 72 bowfront...the heat sinks are 6" x 17"
    Yea hopfully the acrylic part of the buil goes as easy as this half..time will tell..lol.
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    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    Make sure you post ur build..
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    txny13 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    also how and what did you make your dimmer box out of
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    txny13 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    what gage of wire are you useing iam useing 14? posting pics this week end no time to work on now
  12. fishboyt

    fishboyt Bristle Worm

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    Do you think 48 LED's will be enough? I was thinking of putting 72 LED's on my 75 gallon.