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Diy led builds with pics

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Section' started by Veerall, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Veerall

    Veerall New Member

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    I personally love 10000k look with thise pinkish duch style look... so made somethings like these...

    This is the new build for my shrimps only plant dumping tank

    9x 1w x 10000k
    6x 1w x 6500k
    1x 1w blue
    1x 1w red 660nm
    1x 1w warm white

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    This is the old build for dutch style

    9x 1w 10000k
    3x 1w red 660nm
    3x 1w warm white
    3x 1w blue
    2x 1w 420nm uv

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  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Veerall, Welcome to ASW (y)

    Nice LED build , Love the planted tank :) Healthy plants too.
     
  3. Veerall

    Veerall New Member

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    Thank you...
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Veerall

    Welcome to ASW

    Your tank is very colorful and the plants look very healthy.

    Keep us updated on your progress please.

    Keith:):)
     
  5. Veerall

    Veerall New Member

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    Thanks.... sure...
     
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  6. Veerall

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    Guess the proof is in the pudding, but how well are LEDs with plant growth?

    Nice build.

    -John N.
     
  8. Veerall

    Veerall New Member

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    Plants are growing jus fine
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    That is very good news keep us updated please.

    Keith:):)
     
  10. MarcelM

    MarcelM Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Indeed, i guess if you ever dear to make the step you'll find out that it wont take long anymore and leds will outperform Tube light. like leave'm in the dark. They develop so fast, that bad experiences from 6 months ago dont even count anymore..

    i'm using the 12 volts smd 8020 dual chip strips and they perform astonishingly good with 65 lummens p/led and 72 leds p/meter. :) I use them above a 60x30x30cm tank and only for 60% of it's capicity. 2 x 50 cm smd 7020 single chip 45 lum p/led (18 watts) and 2 x 50cm 8020 dual chip 65 lum p/led. (18 watts) and 1 rgb for ambient purpose (7watts).. total 41 watts - 40%

    The total package from above with hard aloy casing included is cheaper than 1 "Juwel T5 24W High-Lite Day 438 mm" and i can't find its luminious specs anywhere. But i don't believe it performce better. Actualy im so satisfied with my current light setup i even don't want to know.. :)
     
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    Veerall New Member

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    True, thought iv loved t5, but since leds, iv never bought any t5 or pll etc. Well many still believe in watts per gallon crap, well if the tank is deep like 24" or more, watts per gallon dont work at all. teres a great article which says that plants consume between 400 to 700nm and many other parameters like tht were given, according to that iv added diff colours. In my next setup im also gona add orange and greens. i love the colour of my plants and the overall look of the tank... jus changed the lenses recently from 90 to 45 degree as before only 90 were available... thanks for the replies guys...
     
  12. MarcelM

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    Yup the watt per gallons rule is indeed just a rough guide line, in regular shaped standard commercial tanks. It all comes down to the hight of the tank no matter the volume, its the hight of water colum the light has to penetrate, maybe even leds can't reach any more at one point even if it is more bundled light.

    The led industry is so fast developing and changing in types and models, yet there isnt a chart developed to compare the watt/lumen/par ratio compared with tube lights etc. I guess this is what makes most people reluctant to go for it. And many led strip suppliers do not elaborate on these specs other than Ultra bright and color type. o_O Who else then us cares about lumen and par in numbers.. I gues not so many.

    The SMD 8020 dual chip is only few months on the market now, this strip is a real turning point against the tube light. Only needs to be discovered yet. But they are comming..

    Be carefull with those lenses, i've red articles and seen pictures where people complained about a prisma effect like a rainbow comming down trhough the water into the tank.. This can be caused by the lenses and beam angle on the water surface. Didn't notice a specific lens angle given which will do that.
     
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    Thank you Marcel I fully agree the lighting industry is developing very fast.

    When a excellent system is developed it could be outdated before its on the market, then comes all the cheap copies sold on the WWW.

    Its the old "Buyer Beware"

    Keith:):)
     
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    Looks amazing. Would love to have a go at something like this!!
     
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    Its been awhile since we have heard from you any updates please.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Is this the tank you are having the plant problems now?

    Keith:):)
     
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    Well now things are doing well, maybe it was the time when plants are adjusting...
     
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    OK thank you for your reply.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Nice work


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