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Forum: DIY Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By genocdex
as i stated they CAN be efficient if you know how...

as i stated they CAN be efficient if you know how to configure them. thanks for posting a picture for it... TBH mine is a little different but the same idea is there. its a cheap and solid driver. ...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By genocdex
Well im not looking for help with those leds just...

Well im not looking for help with those leds just a point I made. As for the diy driver I used a small mosfet based cc driver that had an npn feedback to help regulate the current. They work very...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By genocdex
why not make your own driver? its not too hard...

why not make your own driver? its not too hard to make if you configure it correctly. that and you arent stuck to just 700mA if you decided you want to lower/raise it. also its perfect for arduino...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By genocdex
I did a similar set up. I used some of that...

I did a similar set up. I used some of that plastic that comes with glass tops. Cut it to size and used 2 suction cups I had laying around to hold it it. Kept all the plants to one side. Then I...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 364
Posted By genocdex
Why not use peristaltic pumps instead? I bet...

Why not use peristaltic pumps instead? I bet they are more accurate and no back flow
Forum: DIY 07-25-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By genocdex
well for my 55g Very high tank i was look at 60W...

well for my 55g Very high tank i was look at 60W of leds with 30* lenses... from the other research i was doing it should give me more than high lighting
Forum: DIY 07-25-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By genocdex
well i guess ill give these as is a try see how...

well i guess ill give these as is a try see how well it works. and if i need to up the light ill throw another set on here as well i guess. i am planning 3 55g lights (2 low 1 very high) but i...
Forum: DIY 07-25-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By genocdex
So you think im allready where i want to be with...

So you think im allready where i want to be with just the 3 leds w/o optics? The leds, if no optics will be about 1" abover the water. If i add any of the potics ive seen then the would be 2". ...
Forum: DIY 07-25-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By genocdex
the way my driver is designed i would need to add...

the way my driver is designed i would need to add leds in sets of 3. so would 6 xpg's with no optics give me a good light to grow low light plants? i want it to be on the higher end of low tho
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By genocdex
well i have 60* optics i can throw on them. but...

well i have 60* optics i can throw on them. but after i did the math i think ill be making dark spots further up where the ferns would be
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By genocdex
11" its a standard 10g tank with 2" of...

11" its a standard 10g tank with 2" of gravel
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By genocdex
its diy. they are on a 1.5" x 18" x 1/8" alum...

its diy. they are on a 1.5" x 18" x 1/8" alum stock. spacing is 4" from the sides and 5" between each led. so it looks like this:


[----X-----X-----X----]

as i said im just using hoppy's...
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By genocdex
do i need led optics on a 10g tank?

i was just wondering if i should even bother with led optics for my 10g tank. i currently have 3 xpg leds running at 1A. i was using hoppy's par calculator spread sheet and its telling me at 120*...
Forum: DIY 07-22-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By genocdex
yea i think the ones i got where meant for a...

yea i think the ones i got where meant for a flash light. im going to be scaling this up to a 55g soon and since ill be able to buy 100 of these im going with the 20mm star base. i was just worried...
Forum: DIY 07-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By genocdex
sorry i missed that part. i used a thermal glue...

sorry i missed that part. i used a thermal glue that is made of silicone and silver. ive used it before on my low budget cheapy leds (ya know the 30 cent/per china special) and it worked great for...
Forum: DIY 07-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By genocdex
any one with cree xpg r5 experience

i just want to make sure these leds are preforming like they should. i have them glued to a nice 19" x 1.5" x 1\8" aluminum stock to test how well they are with heat. im using one 3 of them on this...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By genocdex
I have to say when i switched over to co2 only i...

I have to say when i switched over to co2 only i liked the growth until i had a bad diatom break out in my tank. My water source has high silicates so im trying both as an aglicide and prevention...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-15-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By genocdex
plantbrain, how much excel would you recommend in...

plantbrain, how much excel would you recommend in these bottles to prevent mold? i was just about to dose today and noticed some mold in the bottles... so i just ordered a bottle of metricide to use...
Forum: Plants 07-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By genocdex
higher levels of CuSO4 with plants?

fish wont be in this tank, but im thinking of a tank designed to be a plant holding tank for all my plants i take in from less than snail free sources... with high levels of CuSO4 as a snail killing...
Forum: Lighting 07-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By genocdex
im glad some one else is using the heat from the...

im glad some one else is using the heat from the leds... what is the flow and wattage of the pump you are using for the liquid cooling?
Forum: Lighting 07-14-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By genocdex
how should i include my sun rise/set into my photoperiod

Just waiting on my higher quality leds and lenses, but im making a nice low light strip for my 10g tank. Just wondering how should i calculate the sun rise/set into my photoperiod. I wanted to do a...
Forum: DIY 07-11-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By genocdex
are you using the heavy gauge wire to go from...

are you using the heavy gauge wire to go from outlet to the device or are you using it to wire up devices? i ask because the wire gauge that most searches show are actually for power transmition and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-03-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By genocdex
My kh test turns yellow with 1 drop lol. I dont...

My kh test turns yellow with 1 drop lol. I dont think ill touch it for now. Thanks for the input every one.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-02-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By genocdex
should i worry about my kh?

So after a scare of seeing my crypts melting ( thought i killed my cycle while cleaning my canister filter.... False alarm there). Found out its probably the temp since thats the only parameter out...
Forum: Algae 07-02-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By genocdex
it kinda looks like a fungus to me just because...

it kinda looks like a fungus to me just because its white, but i cant be too sure. i not the best at algae id yet either... but white usually means fungus
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