Another BORING LED build thread

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  1. Toolboysa

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    So Im here to bore you guys with yet another LED build

    Lets start off with the tank. Its an Idol Marine 700x700x500 rimless

    Here is the parts list

    For Display tank
    16x 3UP (1xNW 2xRB)
    8x OCW (1xDeep Red 1xTurquoise 1xCool Blue)
    16x True Violet
    4x Meanwell ELN-60-48P
    3x Meanwell ELN-60-27P
    2x 18x40cm Heatsink

    For sump
    8x Brigelux White 10k-20k
    8x Bridgelux Royal Blue
    2x Meanwell ELN-60-48P

    All to be controlled by my Reef Angel.6 Channels on Display and 2 for sump

    Still need to source another heatsink for sump, plastic screws,pwm expansion module for reef angel. Design led layout and have heatsink drilled and tapped.Make a hanging frame to hold both heatsinks.
    So still lots to do. Hopefully have it finished by the end of Sept

    Suppose I better put pics up before the photo linch mob shows up
     
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    The display tank


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    The toys



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    The heatsinks



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    The three types of LEDs for the display tank



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    The LEDs for the sump



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    These look familiar.... ;)
     
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    They should look very familiar to you. Decided to rather use them on the new tank sump/frag tank than the jebo with only softies in it
     
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    Cool.
    See you have a shed load of drivers there man.
    You planning on building loads of units?
     
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    No only building a unit for my tank.

    Display tank
    1x 48P for Neutral White
    2x 48P for Royal Blue
    1x48P for True Violet
    1x27P for Red on OCW
    1x27P for Turquoise on OCW
    1x27P for Cool blue on OCW

    Sump
    1x48P for 10k -20k
    1x48P for Royal Blue

    So basically every colour LED will have it own dimmable driver. So I can paint my tank any colour I want to
     
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    Toolboysa Thread Starter Moderator

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    Oh cool thing about the OCW LEDs is when you run them at the same % the mix gives you a visible white light

    And the 3Ups should give me a 14k look
     
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    I also have the RA and it's been great so far.

    For interest sake though and is the DIY route that much cheaper than say the Illumina SR200?
     
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    @Lockes I dont know what a Illumina SR200 cost
     
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    Cool man.
    I have two UV LEDs that I saved for myself and not going to use.
    Let me know if you want to use them in your build.
     
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    That would be awesome to add to the sump/frag light

    Do you still have those optics?
     
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    One hundred million dollars please... :whistling:
     
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    Yea man.
    Have a whole box full of them.
    Think another 100 of them or so.:whistling:
     
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    Those look nice
     
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    You had a social life...Aaaaaaaand it's gone, lol!
    Can't wait to see the LED build, it is going to look awesome! Good luck with the build! :thumbup:
     
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    So did I once
     
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