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12-17-2012 04:43 AM
IWANNAGOFAST Yup! Here's how it looks over the tank
12-13-2012 06:37 PM
sumer Did you put it over the tank ?
How's the outcome !
10-28-2012 06:13 AM
theblondskeleton Looks good can't wait to see it over a tank!

Mine is currently under the weather - having driver/controller issues - but I still love that thing. Easily one of my top two purchases!
10-28-2012 12:02 AM
Milad LEDGroupBuy.com
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This is an awesome looking heatsink unit. What is the width? I couldn't find it on the website.

heatsink: http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/makersled...ssional-grade/
10-27-2012 05:31 AM
rowrunner This is an awesome looking heatsink unit. What is the width? I couldn't find it on the website.
10-26-2012 09:44 PM
IWANNAGOFAST sorry not yet, I was going to have this tank set up a few weeks ago but we have to move so I'm waiting to set it up until I get to the new apartment. I held it over another tank that was already set up and I got really good colors out of the tank and plants, but sorry no pictures
10-26-2012 08:27 PM
VisionQuest28
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Originally Posted by IWANNAGOFAST View Post
the blues are dimmable so it won't be too blue. This light should be able to run over a reef too if I so choose, just need to add a few UV leds
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Originally Posted by fishykid1 View Post
Several other places are carrying them as well now too. I think you may have a few to many blues unless you really want a 9-11K look. I have a set with 12 XPG neutral white and 5 RB the neutral whites are driven at 700mA and the 5RB at 500mA... It's too blue for my tastes...
Do either one of you have pics of these set up and in use yet? I am close to pulling the trigger on a similar build, but i have been debating on which LED's i want to use. And really my choices were pretty close to what you both are doing, or i was thinking maybe going with just the XPG nw's.

Its going to be a nano build, either over a 10g or an 18g that has a similar foot print as the 10, but is just taller. I plan on growing emersed out the top of the tank with driftwood, and low tech no co2 for now. Im planning on going with 12 3w LED's and controlling the light output with fixture height and dimming, but having the ability to go higher light if i want.

Anyway, not trying to hijack your thread, sorry! Would just love to see what this looks like set up over plants and fish...
10-25-2012 06:47 PM
IWANNAGOFAST the blues are dimmable so it won't be too blue. This light should be able to run over a reef too if I so choose, just need to add a few UV leds
10-24-2012 05:51 PM
fishykid1 Several other places are carrying them as well now too. I think you may have a few to many blues unless you really want a 9-11K look. I have a set with 12 XPG neutral white and 5 RB the neutral whites are driven at 700mA and the 5RB at 500mA... It's too blue for my tastes...
10-23-2012 10:02 PM
IWANNAGOFAST Ah I probably should've done that. Oh well, I didn't really think it through when I put it together.

Thanks Milad!
10-19-2012 08:13 PM
Milad LEDGroupBuy.com
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Originally Posted by IWANNAGOFAST View Post
http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/makersled...ssional-grade/

I wasn't sure if I could post it or not what with the new rules and stuff
What are the new rules? Im sure you can post links to the sponsors of this forum!

FYI instead of drilling, you can use eye hooks on the top railing to hang the fixture.
10-19-2012 06:14 AM
IWANNAGOFAST http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/makersled...ssional-grade/

I wasn't sure if I could post it or not what with the new rules and stuff
10-19-2012 06:12 AM
speedie408 Oops haha

Post up a link where those heatsinks are sold bro.
10-19-2012 06:05 AM
IWANNAGOFAST yeah they do, up to 48 inches I think, but these aren't solderless. This whole kit is just like, a nicer looking heat sink so it doesn't look like a ghetto slab of aluminum. It comes w/ plastic covers and splash shields for a very polished look. The sell it as "wife approved" haha
10-19-2012 05:48 AM
speedie408 Where's mine at Tu!?

Do they make those solderless heatsinks longer for bigger tanks? That's pretty sick man!
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