New led unit

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  1. CW

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    Hi PPL

    No No, im not replacing my led unit.
    Something new - Marine Aquariums South Africa
    Im only adding two 50W hybrid leds, one on each side.

    So ive started with the control unit today and im about done with it.

    Lets have a look.

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  3. CW

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    More pics

    Heres more pics.

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    Nice build man ... keep the pics comin
     
  6. hiema

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    Nice looking good more pics:thumbup:
     
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  8. Ridwaan

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    nice build..good diy skills u have there...
     
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    Looking great! :thumbup:
     
  10. CW

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    Jip, she sleaps early. But when im biz with something DIY its always late. haha
    Thanx man, now i have to get the unit up on the wall then i can start with fixing the leds to the heat sinks and do the cabling.
    Thanx man
    Thanx.

    Ohja and i forgot to tell you all about the FEATURES of the unit. hehe

    The idea with this unit is to cancel out the fact that every night when i switch the top leds of manually i have to manually switch on the sump led and plug in the 12v adapter.

    The toggle switch ive got on the new led unit control box works as follows.

    Middle position - Everything is off.
    Top position - Top leds next to my old unit is on.
    Bottom position - Sump led gets power.

    Then the connection points on the left hand side of the unit is as follows.
    Top 2 is power for both leds.
    Bottom 2 is the 12v supply for the fans.

    The idea is to be able to remove the leds easy to maybe change a led, fan or for what ever reason i want.

    Prob would have been better if i put those connection points at the led heat sink it self but then again the evaporation of the salt water will destroy it alot faster.

    So what do you thin of the new
    100W CW LED FIXTURE:lol:
     
  11. CW

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    Thanx
     
  12. CW

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    Ok the led control unit is fixed to the wall.
    Hopefully i can start with fixing my leds to the heat sinks tomorrow night.

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    Kudos CW, nice neat work!!
     
  14. lIghty

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    CW would love to see a picture of how the 2 50W hybrid compare against the others.
     
  15. Fraser W

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    @CW well done nice neat looking unit you have built there
     
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  16. CW

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    Thanx man
    Will do so.
    Im gona put 1x 50w on each side of my DIY Steves leds unit.
    Thanx
     
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    The pics cw :)
     
  18. CW

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    What pics?
    Ill post pics if i get time to build the leds tonight
     
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    I am interested in the finished product as well.
    I would like to see the face of the fitting and with it on if that's okay.
     
  20. CW

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    Thats not a problem. Ill share everything you want to know.
    I was biz with somethig else last night.
    I added a overflow pannel into a holding tank that i have in the garage.

    Im gona put some aragonite it i got from carlos on the forum and then use the tank for a holding tank for whatever i cant keep in my main tank.

    And also cycle my live rock there.

    Will post more pics, hopefully soon.

    Cya:thumbup:
     
  21. CW

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    This is what was keeping me a bit biz.
    My new QT/Holding/Live rock setup.

    Still deciding what im gona use it for.

    Only about 110L

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