DIY LED light for cylinder tank
Greetings fellow aquarists,
I just got hold of a 55gal 24" diameter by 33" deep cylinder tank that came with a T5 fixture with a couple of 10watt 460nm actinic bulbs.
Either to supplement or replace it I'm considering assembling together an LED fixture using the following:
MakersLED heatsink (either 6" or 12")
8 cool white Cree XP-G R5
4 royal blue Cree XT-E
1 neutral white Cree XP-G R5
all emitters with 40degree lenses
one Meanwell ELN-60-48D driver
10v ac adapter for dimming
12v ac adapter for fan
The tank contains black pebble substrate. I'd like to toss in a few plants like hornwort, anacharis, etc. and a whole bunch of rainbowfishes and gouramis
How are the above combination of LED's? How about 5 CW, 4 RB, 4 NW instead? Are 13 tightly spaced emmiters enough?
The tank comes with a 12 inch high canopy so I planned on situating the LED fixture roughly this distance from the water surface. Hence the light to substrate distance would be 44 inches.
Hope to get some thoughts and advice from more experienced aquarists here.
Last edited by jerseytomato; 02-09-2014 at 04:00 AM.