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Forum: Lighting 04-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 66
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Posted By smoq
I followed your advice and included 4 cyan LEDs...

I followed your advice and included 4 cyan LEDs to the build. I'm gonna make a write up once I finish, here's shot from yesterday soldering session:
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Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By smoq
Again a lot useful info, thanks. More questions:...

Again a lot useful info, thanks. More questions: since I am planning to have a small corner overflow that my friend is always putting on tank he makes, I can only put a durso pipe in there and not...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By smoq
A lot of good info here, thank you very much. I...

A lot of good info here, thank you very much. I am planning to get a jebao dc pump (a lot of my reefer friends are very happy with them) and use it as a return pump. I think I like Tom Barr's reactor...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By smoq
Question for sump+Co2 tank owners

I know this question was asked several times already but I couldn't find a clear answer to my question. I am back from saltwater and after some thinking I decided to have nee tank built with an...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Thanks. I forgot to mention each heatsink is...

Thanks. I forgot to mention each heatsink is 6"x20" so the light will be 12x40". Each heatsink has 32 pre-drilled and tapped holes for mounting leds so the black dots that you see in a pic are unused...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Drawing phase complete. Here's my prototype for...

Drawing phase complete. Here's my prototype for you to comment:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa194/smoq_asylum/100g%20planted%20tank/LED%20Light%20build/newledlight.jpg...
Forum: DIY 03-31-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By smoq
That's the iron I am using...

That's the iron I am using http://m.homedepot.com/p/Weller-18-Watt-Soldering-Iron-WPS18MP/202077464/
Forum: DIY 03-31-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By smoq
I use the dc powered soldering iron from home...

I use the dc powered soldering iron from home depot and it works very well for me. What I do is melt some solder on the star first, then tin the wire and do just a quick touch on the star to solder...
Forum: Lighting 03-31-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Interesting, thanks for the info. My light will...

Interesting, thanks for the info. My light will consist of 4 heatsinks from RapidLED like this http://www.rapidled.com/drilled-tapped-6-x-20-black-anodized-aluminum-heat-sink/ Each has a space for...
Forum: Lighting 03-31-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
I have 6 drivers each capable of driving a max of...

I have 6 drivers each capable of driving a max of 13 leds. The big thing is that I have around 40 XP-G cool whites laying around and would have to buy additional neutral whites and warm whites. I...
Forum: Lighting 03-31-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
I can throw them into a red channel but would...

I can throw them into a red channel but would like to keep whites separate. You think cyan is a good idea for a planted tank? And yes, the Phillips leds are 3W capable of being driven at 1A max
Forum: Lighting 03-30-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Great info, indeed. So back to drawing board,...

Great info, indeed. So back to drawing board, how's:

Channel 1 26x XP-G cool white
Channel 2 7 x XP-G Neutral White + 6x XP-G Warm White
Channel 3 13x X-PE Royal Blue
Channel 4 8 x Phillips...
Forum: Lighting 03-30-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Thanks. And don't say that, you have a...

Thanks. And don't say that, you have a functioning FW LED light, you're an expert to me:) I am almost ready to order extra leds and start my build, the only thing I don't know is if I should order...
Forum: Lighting 03-30-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By smoq
What driver is it? I've had exact same problem...

What driver is it? I've had exact same problem with one of my Meanwell 48-60D and I ended up replacing it. The blinking was due to the driver was unable to keep constant voltage to the LED string. It...
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
I am still a little surprised on the amount of...

I am still a little surprised on the amount of leds though. I wouldn't do more for a reef tank and didn't know I would need that many for a planted tank. And you're saying you ran them at 80%? I...
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
One more question Mark- you used 35 cool whites...

One more question Mark- you used 35 cool whites for a 125G tank, right? That's 6' x 18" wide? How wide is your fixture? I am gonna have either 22 or 24" front to back and I am still debating the...
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Ok so I looked for a perfect connector for the...

Ok so I looked for a perfect connector for the past two hours and found this

Amazon.com: Gino Waterproof Rubber Cover 16 Pin Electric Deck Connector AC 250V 7A: Electronics

What do you think? I...
Forum: Lighting 03-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
I have the same exact problem. Cat5 is risky Imo,...

I have the same exact problem. Cat5 is risky Imo, I usually use 16-18ga wire for LEd string hookup. I found din connectors online but they are weird too, having 5 prongs.
Forum: Lighting 03-28-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Yes, these are 0-10v. My apex is capable of...

Yes, these are 0-10v. My apex is capable of outputting 4 0-10V dimming signals. That's a good idea to take the black jacket, I might go this way. On the other hand I have a new metal electric breaker...
Forum: Lighting 03-28-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. The problem is...

Thanks, I'm glad you like it. The problem is Corian makes it weigh a ton, but it sure is really nice material:).
That project box may be too small for me, I have the meanwells 48-60D that take...
Forum: Lighting 03-27-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
One more question Mark- where did you get that...

One more question Mark- where did you get that box for drivers? I always mounted everything onto the light, but this time I want to avoid it as it makes the whole thing really heavy (well, I also...
Forum: Lighting 03-27-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Thanks. I have a question- do you see a visual...

Thanks. I have a question- do you see a visual benefit of having cool white crees mixed with warm and neutral whites? If I Frankenstein my light I will end up with 31 cool whites and not a single...
Forum: Lighting 03-27-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Thanks, that is exactly what I needed:) From what...

Thanks, that is exactly what I needed:) From what I see leds array for planted tank is different from reefs by a lot. Do you mind if I copy your array?
Forum: Lighting 03-26-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
Thanks for your help. I would like to have my...

Thanks for your help. I would like to have my light dimmable with apex controller, therefore I have four dimming channels as apex have four variable ports. I am planning to use four 6"x20" heatsinks...
Forum: Lighting 03-26-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,894
Posted By smoq
I have 6 dimmable meanwell drivers capable...

I have 6 dimmable meanwell drivers capable driving 14 leds each. I was thinking about around 30-36 leds cool white on 3 of the meanwells and then have one for royal blue and one for rest of my...
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