I've been reading up on all the great LED builds on this forum and want to give it a shot. My experience with electronics, other than tinkering with computer hardware, is minimal. Here we go:
Fixture (3) 18 inch Makers Led Kits
Cluster composition (2 per fixture, 6 total):
3 cree xml cool white
3 cree xml warm white
2 exotic ocean coral white
1 blue led for moonlight in the middle of each fixture
1. Ability to produce right to left sunrise/sunset.
2. Ability to produce right to left moonrise/moonset.
3. Ability to dim cool white, warm white, and blue moonlight on each heatsink independently. (Ocean coral whites can be wired to the same driver as independent fixture dimming is not as crucial.)
4. Power supplies, drivers, and controllers must be placed inside of aquarium stand to reduce the hanging weight of the fixture.
5. Produce enough light to grow most aquatic plant species.
6. Produce an attractive color and “shimmer effect”.
1. Will this configuration produce enough PAR to grow plants and provide an even spread of light?
2. What height above the substrate should the fixture be placed?
3. What optics to use, 40 or 60 degrees?
4. What driver(s) to use?
Your comments, advice, and suggestions are appreciated.