advise on LED .?

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    Perhaps one of these? The Rio Mini Sun, it clips on to the side of the tank and has a bendable neck. It's at the bottom of this page - Aquarium Depot - LED's
     
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    But if I want to make the light myself what kinds of LEDs would I need and how should I arrange it?
     
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    For yoir size a qiick diy will do. Use xpe 9000k and 450nm royal blues, 60/40 combination will do fine
     
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    Sorry, my mistake, I didn't notice your thread was in the DIY section.:blush:

    For your pico perhaps two x 3w LED's will suffice? As Andre said, one blue and one white would look good. Lenses I would probably go for 60 degree lenses as you don't have a very wide area to cover but you do have height to penetrate. Bridgelux or Cree are good makes.
     
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    thanks guys! will try that. Xpe 9000 k?
     
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    Cool, you would need a very small driver, 6v/700mA only, I'm sure there are some DIY guys that have good spare LEDS around.
     
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