|05-25-2012 02:26 AM|
|Linsanity||This is real stuff! way more professional than mine, LOL|
|05-23-2012 08:20 PM|
doing my fixture just like this one
thanks for the inspiration
|10-24-2011 10:51 PM|
So expect a lot of work to get it to fit..
Time to bring my dremel and jiggy out of the closet...
|10-24-2011 06:01 PM|
Sorry I don't have a work log for that one. It was a lot of cutting and cursing to get the heat sink into the fixture. I used some scrap aluminum for the heatsink.
Here's my thread for a archaea led retrofit
|10-24-2011 04:33 PM|
worklog? i would love to see how u did it.
how did u mount the sink inside? or did u use the shell as a sink itself?
Also Iwannagofast... have you ever considered using a breaker pannel shell as a cover b4?
|10-24-2011 06:26 AM|
|IWANNAGOFAST||i have retrofitted an old coralife t5ho fixture into LEDs. It's doable.|
|10-23-2011 06:31 PM|
The only problem is see is how to install the heat sink internally and have a fan of some sort blowing air over it.
Rapid LED's has 1.1 inch wide heat sinks which span from 12->72 inches long that might fit your need.
|10-23-2011 06:30 PM|
|Aqua-Escaping||Since I don't have the luxury of owning all those metal and welding tools; can I just salvage my old plastic fixture to install this type of setup?|
|04-25-2011 10:44 PM|
|IWANNAGOFAST||you have to remove them and rewire them. It's not too hard to do.|
|04-25-2011 08:52 PM|
|Rockhoe14er||When your led lights die do you have to remove them and rewire them? or is their a little bulb that you can replace the old one with?|
|04-25-2011 08:40 PM|
I build DIY electronics as a hobby too. Glad to see this paired with another favorite hobby of mine
I'm looking at getting dirt cheap white multiple LED flashlight arrays and gang/group them together to get the needed light levels.
TPT is an awesome forum
|04-20-2011 05:21 AM|
|!shadow!||Well don't think of it like you're spending a lot of money now but more of an investment down the road . That's how I see it. Geissman bulbs aren't cheap even tho they're up there in quality. I used to have a 4x39w extreme nova on my 48g. Bulbs were 20-30$ each so pretty much around 80-120$ a year 450$-600$ for 5 years 900-1200$ for 10. You figure if led's will last you 5-10 years(depending on how long you use em each day) you'll be doing pretty darn good.|
|04-20-2011 02:20 AM|
I am not much of a DiYer but I am really tempted to build an LED fixture for my 48x24x24 120 Gallon tank. Not sure if its worth the money tho for a tank that big. You did a really good job bro!
|03-16-2011 06:00 PM|
|Hoppy||It is a growing club! Clearly the absolute most flexible way to light any aquarium. So much flexibility it makes your head ache as you try to decide what to do with them.|
|03-16-2011 05:14 AM|
|!shadow!||Join the club|
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