DIY LED setups, what do you mount your LEDs to? - The Planted Tank Forum
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DIY LED setups, what do you mount your LEDs to?

I need some ideas.. Aside from the obvious heat sinks, what do you guys use for the actual hood part?
Going to be making a new LED light for my 75, but need some ideas. So, do share!

Current tanks: heavily planted, low tech 75
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Plain old wood hoods..or nothing..
Since you don't need reflectors you only have side glare to deal with..

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I used those on each led star.
Easier maintenance








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Glued together 10mm U profile aluminium rods to create long heatsings, to desired width.
Works without issues for about a year

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