Retrofitting LED strip to T5 fixture - DONE! Post #13 - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2012, 08:20 PM   #16
Planted Member
aaronbrown's Avatar
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: st peter mn
Posts: 236

pics please wanna see your sw setup with the leds
aaronbrown is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 02-10-2012, 02:49 AM   #17
Wannabe Guru
tharsis's Avatar
PTrader: (32/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lincoln, RI
Posts: 1,167

Ask and ye shall receive! Here are some pics with the fixture in action. I ended up switching to the 90 degree optics because the 60's were giving to much spotlighting. This is much better but there is still a bit, so I think I may raise the whole fixture 4"-5".

All pics were taken with the identical camera settings. The lights definitely add more color to my corals.

Just the LEDS @ 100%

LEDs @100% with one set of T5 bulbs (10000K and actinic)

LEDs @100% with all 4 T5HO bulbs

Just the T5's

Close up my favia:
Just the LEDS @ 100%

LEDs @100% with one set of T5 bulbs (10000K and actinic)

LEDs @100% with all 4 T5HO bulbs

Just the T5's

Just LEDs at lowest power

Overall I am quite happy with it, I get a softer shimmer from less LED's and I can combine the LED spectrum with various different T5 bulbs.
75 gallon dwarf cichlid journal
tharsis is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Location. As precise as you feel comfortable with.
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, John and his friend Sally both spotted a dalmatian inside of a truck with sirens. The animal with John and Sally is a _ _ _?
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012