TL550 in the UK

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  1. charlie2005

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    Hello all,
    Just stumbled across the site awesome!!!
    Just in the process of setting one of these up and looking at modding it starting with the lights, looking to convert the lighting to LEDS can someone point me in the right direction as info is scarce in the UK.
    Also any pointers would be good for anything else i should change


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    Cool, thanks for that:peroni:
     
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    This Post has some of the Websites actually used by the guys and girls to buy their DIY goodies...

    Websites for parts needed for DIY Projects - Marine Aquariums of South Africa


    you will see some are Links to the actual parts needed...there are some amazing LED Builds going on in the DIY Section...ok...they are BIG builds, but if you get the knowledge, then you just apply it to you'r Build...:p
    Future LED build - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    New Tank Build plus electronics - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
     
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    Thanks, will have to have a good look through and get in touch with the company see what the costs will be to have them shipped over

    Thanks again
     
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    just had a browse on the following
    DIY Dimmable LED Strip Kits

    Anybody installed these strips in a TL550, I figured maybe adding 1 x strip of white and 1 x strip of blue, the white to give the stock lighting a boost and the blue as a moon light??

    Thoughts please


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    I'm to new at LED's to trust my word 100%...:blush:..but you need to look at something like this...you need Royal Blue for the "452nm - 455 Wavelength"...one of the guys bought these Kits...
    Aquarium DIY Dimmable LED Kits with optics

    Try get 3W Cree Royal Blue..I'm sure the others will help you with the colour Ratio as I still struggle with that...:p..then again you get 14000K and 20000K...:blush:...yip you need someone other than me to help...:p
     
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    Hello and welcome

    Not sure on the strip LEDs. Doubt their penetration capability. There are members here that built in 4 3W Cree LEDs that looks to be successful.

    Check around
     
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    Hi, where about in the UK are you? im interested in seeing how your tank turns out :1:
     
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    Interested in the Cree led mod if someone can point me in the right direction?
    I'm in Newcastle, Tyne and wear
     
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    have a look at mandarinmans tl550 run purely on 50/50 led strips there is no penetration problem.
     
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