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Stingray dimmer (warranty voiding, picture heavy)

Ok, so a while back I hacked a dimmer into my planted+:

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...442&highlight=

And then switched that for an IR controlled dimmer...

Well, my Stingray has been giving me some algae problems on my 10 gallon (shallow tank)... so, I had a dimmer laying around.. let's do it again!

I'm not going into great detail, you can get that from the planted+ post, as the general process is exactly the same. However, here's a few pictures of the project, just to show it can be done..

Same warnings as before.. don't burn your house down...


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So first I popped open the stingray.. note the tight quarters inside the end-cap.. don't make your leads to the jack too long.



And removed the strain relief:



Test fit the connector:


And completed as before:



On low:


On high:

New to planted tanks, avid gardener/tinkerer.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 01:43 PM
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Nicely done sir!


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