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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-07-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By smoq
If you have a hot glue gun, try that instead of...

If you have a hot glue gun, try that instead of cyanoacrylate. Some 3.5mm sockets can be accesed from the back so you could push the jack out. But that would mean taking laptop apart...
Forum: Lighting 04-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,266
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:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
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: 1,052
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: 1,052
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 640
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: 640
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 186
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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: 76
Views: 3,266
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...
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