Tell me more. Did you build that? What kind of software are you running to control it? I'm a DIYer, I just want to make sure it's high quality and will last
Tank looks absolutely fantastic by the way
Designed the spectrum and picked out a lot of the diodes and lenses..
someone else built it.. It's pretty straightforward..
Now has a few years under it's belt and runs as new.
Actually it is really over watt-ed but better than under..
Main diodes were Luxeon Rebels off evil bay (asst whites) .
Steves has competitive prices currently though..
as to overall cost.. forgot..but not horrible for what you get..
All the whites were about $61 total. Violets were , I believe about $4 each.
Heat sinks are annoyingly expensive though.
Don't remember who's violets we used though..
Believe the controller chosen was the Coralux Storm X but not exactly sure atm.
Hardest part was getting the reflectors as opposed to lenses. They are kind of hard to find at a decent price.
On full, pulls 6.5A.
I'd have to do some looking back to get wattage.
7(8 )drivers 5(6) channels (IF the cyans were added)..
ONLY issue was the cyan channel was skipped due to a shipment error..
Earlier pic and lower height.
200 gallon tank btw.
build date was early 2017.
In a canopy one could skip the lenses all-together ..
My opinion is reflectors don't hot spot as much as lenses..
Optic 10170 Led Lumileds Luxeon R White | Carclo Optics
80 DEG FWHM DIA 20mm REFLECTOR OPTIC
rough estimate is 260W-ish..
"new" buy list.
rough est.. $450 (drivers/diodes/power supply/driver boards/controller) plus $'s for wire/aluminum/thermal paste/asst hardware.
72 x 6-ish array I believe..
Reason I didn't include heatsink costs is because people pick/scavange what they can..
but to give you an idea..
About $700 total...Probably ways to shave $100 or so..BUT at your 350gal or so.. may need to up your diode count a bit..but that
depends on your light total needs.
Good thing about DIY is once you get the base one can always add especially if the thought of expansion is built in.
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