DIY led question


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Good morning people

I would like to do a diy led lighting for my 60+L tank this december. The tank dimensions are L-47 W-31 H-45.

Question is how many 3watt leds would I need?
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Depending on heat sink size.
4 rows with 8 in each would be nice.
 
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the first question you should be asking is what you plan to grow/keep in the tank, then arrange lighting around that. Much like asking to buy a car at a car dealership. Unless of course you are looking to upgrade your system at a later stage, and you run dimmers for the current LED diy magafty you attempt to make.
 
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All equipment will be from improvedlivingpe I don't see brand names on their leds and drivers.
The leds will be:
Royal blue 450-460nm
Cool white 6500K epistar
Maybe violets also
How many degree optics would you recommend?
 
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I use those exact LED's. Sorry to say this but i love them. I grow absolutely everything under them. Softies, lps, and sps. Nothing wrong with them if you do it right.
 

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Communica do not carry 3W leds suitable for reefkeeping.
 
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According to Communica they only have "Normal white 3W"

Why do I get the feeling the sales assitant was a champ......
@Dexter where did you buy from?
 
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led select capetown under bid or buy. they stock cree aswell.
 
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