Beamworks in boyu style tank

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  1. MarcVanJ

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    Hey all.

    so my girlfriend just got me a boyu style tank :tt2: its called a super baby, its 40L and has a built in filter. the only downside : cheap florecents. so i tried to get 2 new 15w T5;s but they are not cheap or easy to find.

    i then decided to strip my beamworks and retrofit them into the space. here are the results

    before: (no blue option just this mild white)

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    i then took the lights inside and removed them, modded the mounting bracket. i added a fan to remove the hot air produced from the leds and used 4 screws for mounting the leds

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    the next step was to mount it in the original housing

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    i then added the lights to it and wired them into one switch for easier controlling
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    replaced the plastic lid on the inside to prevent moisture and here is the end result:

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    blue light on:

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  3. bryan

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    awesome upgrade Marc!!!! :thumbup:
     
  4. RiaanP

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    Nice.
    Just wanted to tell you to ad it to the DIY competition, but I see you did it already.

    I got a TL550 waiting for action in my garage. And want to keep the hood, while still going leds. You gave me another option that I can look into.
     
  5. MarcVanJ

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    yeah i really enjoyed this diy and was very happy with the results, everything was just so neat and tidy!

    thanx Bryan!
     
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    This looks stunning. Small tank with a big kick!
     
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    @MarcVanJ awesome DIY job. Really neat and tidy.
     
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