DIY LED Reef controler

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  1. MouseMan

    MouseMan

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    Hi guys.
    It's finally done. I've built an Arduino controlled LED reef unit

    Features

    4x10w hybrid LED'S (2:1 blue:white)
    16x1w LED's. Red,green,yellow,UV and blue

    Temperature sensors with cooling fan
    Fan turns on anything over 25dec.

    Dosing pump
    wave maker pulsing

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  3. JackSplat

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    Cool build, nicely done. Cant see clearly in the pics but it seems your splash cover is quite thick, if so, I would rather go for a thin polycarb
     
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    MouseMan

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    Thanks. It's a 5mm Perspex strong enuf to hold the weight of the lighting unit (old car sound amp)
     
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    It looks like you have softies in your tank so light should be ok, if you start to run it on the limit i would suggest getting a much thinner clear material. Acrylic is not that good at light transmission and scratches in the long run. I changed mine to a replaceable 2mm polycarb
     
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    MouseMan

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    Sounds Gud I'll try it out. Thanks
     
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    Impressive!!! Well done!
     
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    Well played.
     
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    Nicely done dude!
    How does in control the lights? Just switch them on and off at certain times? Or fade different channels in and out, sunrise-sunset effect?
    What did the Arduino Unit with screen etc all set you back?
     
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    MouseMan

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    Thanks. They set to fade, sunrise and sunset. Can be programed to whatever like. About R2000
     
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    Aswell as controlling your wavemakers, doser and temperature of the heatsink? Sounds pretty neat
     
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    MouseMan

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    The Arduino controls the pulsing of the wavemaker and dosing ml. The heatsink has a 40x40 fan cooling it down. Not really needed because of the size of it. 400x250
     
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    Nice all in one system
     
  14. garrethm

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    Hi guys.
    It's finally done. I've built an Arduino controlled LED reef unit

    Very cool idea, where did you get the leds from and what drivers are you using?
     
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