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09-28-2010 05:45 PM
malaybiswas
Re: Attempting a DIY LED fixture - Part 2. New pics 9/27 (56k)

Yeah. From what it saw from Hoppy's earlier post it is an amazing build.

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09-26-2010 07:56 PM
Hoppy
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Originally Posted by Dave-H View Post
That is an awesome idea.
Several months ago there was a thread here by someone in Mexico who was doing just that, very successfully, as I recall.
09-26-2010 06:32 AM
Dave-H
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This would be a great time to cut a hole in the roof, install one of the "solatube" type skylights, and light the tank with the sun! I have always wanted to try that.
That is an awesome idea.
07-26-2010 07:25 PM
malaybiswas Around $350/piece. Yes they are super bright and I use pressurized co2. These will soon move over my 100G (WIP) though.
07-26-2010 05:25 PM
Hilde So what was the final cost of the project? The light is unbelievable bright. Are you dosing Co2?
07-14-2010 04:18 PM
malaybiswas I just saw that yesterday and it is exciting, but for me that is rather difficult to do. I am keeping all my tanks down stairs, which means I have to run the tubes thru my second floor bedrooms

On top of it my job might require me to move again in future so I do not want to make custom installations yet that might cause issues with selling my home if need be.

I have a pretty big backyard and deck that is not so heavily used. That got me started thinking, how about a solar plant here?
07-14-2010 03:59 PM
Hoppy This would be a great time to cut a hole in the roof, install one of the "solatube" type skylights, and light the tank with the sun! I have always wanted to try that.
07-14-2010 03:09 PM
malaybiswas
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What new projects are you going to try as you restart your tanks in their new home?
Decided Solar power will be my next venture. I want to add a 80+g tank but the power consumption will be higher than I want it to be (mortgage killing me), so some of the instruments can use solar power if I can work out something. Math time!
04-08-2010 01:11 PM
malaybiswas
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What new projects are you going to try as you restart your tanks in their new home?
I don't plan to start any new project right away. I first need to setup the tanks and see how they work in the new environment.

For future, I might play around with the filtration and plumbing to reuse/recycle water across the tanks. And a reef tank might be on the horizon
04-07-2010 04:00 PM
Hoppy What new projects are you going to try as you restart your tanks in their new home?
04-07-2010 02:48 PM
malaybiswas
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Nice DIY project!! Awesome light! I suggestion, is there a way to put the wires behind the panel instead of in front?
Thank you. Yes, I can tie them along the pipes and run them behind. However all the pictures here are non-existent right now. These pictures were from my home in California. I recently relocated to Chicago area for my job and do not have any of the tanks running yet. Infact I am living in a temp accommodation, waiting to move in to my new home end of this month before I can restart my tanks again.
04-07-2010 02:45 PM
malaybiswas
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That light is awesome how much did it cost you to build something like that because i want one for my 90-P but i am looking for it to grow hc and not having to pay the electricity bill my self with t5ho because in Puerto Rico the electricity cost is high
At the time I made it it cost me around $300 per piece (without considering cost of tools used) with the bulk of the cost going towards the LEDs.
04-04-2010 01:51 AM
mysticalnet Nice DIY project!! Awesome light! I suggestion, is there a way to put the wires behind the panel instead of in front?
10-28-2009 02:25 PM
R33 GTR That light is awesome how much did it cost you to build something like that because i want one for my 90-P but i am looking for it to grow hc and not having to pay the electricity bill my self with t5ho because in Puerto Rico the electricity cost is high
10-16-2009 01:52 AM
malaybiswas Here you go evil. Not too good shots but gives you the idea



From front


From the side


Birdseye view


Complete setup. Pardon the blurry picture and the uv filter (had some ick issue recently)
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