I have been lurking for over a decade. I did a custom planted tank hood 12 or so years ago with T5 bulbs. With the extra at home time with Covid19, I decided to recommission my 125g Tall tank from the garage and build a custom stand. I started this tank with organic soil, capped with black beauty and a dry start method. I bought some 100wLED flood lights from Amazon but have had little success growing a carpet of monte carlo. So long story short, I have decided (with the urging of this community) to do a custom LED light fixture. I think I will do a custom hood too so here are some details on my thoughts.
60" wide, 18" depth, 26" Tall
Heatsink - 1/16" 18"*60" Aluminum
LED's - Bridgelux V13C THRIVE 976-BXRE-65S2001-C-74-ND (12), Bridgelux V10C Thrive BXRE-50S1001-C-74 (6)
Controller - TC421 - WIFI Controller with LDD-350LW to drop the voltage from the power supply to 12v.
Power Supply - Meanwell 36v AC/DC Converter LRS-350-36
Drivers - LED Driver Meanwell LDD-1000HW (3) 6 led's per driver
Example Wiring diagram (Note - I will use 6 led's per driver)
Does this selection make sense?
Will the 1/16 aluminum sheet be enough as a heatsink?
Any concerns, or suggestions?