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Fluval Edge Cree Led Build

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Jeff.:P:., Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Jeff.:P:.

    Jeff.:P:. New Member

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    10 x 3w Cree White with 80degree optics

    Substrate:
    ADA Aquasoil Amazonia I

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    UG
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    CO2:
    DIY Paintball Regulator CO2
    GLA new diffuser

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    One of the scapes..

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    My UG,HC farm.... :D

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  3. Jeff.:P:.

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    I'll finish the scape tonight. Probably pull the rocks out a bit more, to expose them some.

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    I'm thinking of doing either Downio across the back then UG and then HC across the front.

    Or should I keep just to UG in the rear and HC in the front?
     
  5. Jurijs mit JS

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    Hi
    very nice project,
    this gonna be a "Fl-Edge" that will work and look good ;)
    As you can see in your HC/UG Farm UG ist growing faster than HC, so I would plant UG in the back, not sure you need Downoi at all
     
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    Thanks Juri, much appreciated. I'll keep it simple without the downoi. :)
     
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    One more question, I'll be only keeping 2x Ottos, and a dozen CRS. My house varies from 65-75F. Do I need a heater?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    No you donĀ“t ;)
     
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    good luck with this one, jeff.

    i had an edge for a year and it was incredibly difficult to maintain, especially trying to grow hc, had to modify the lighting on several occassions but struggled with the edges of the tank. do you think the edges will get sufficient light?
     
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    yea, so I've seen on numerous forums. These LEDS are very Intense (3watts each), and I designed individual heatsinks that are angled @ 10 degrees. Hopefully it will push enough light out the edges of the tank. I guess only time will tell. From the pictures you see the spot lighting is minimal, we'll see what happens with water in it... Also I'll be dumping loads of C02 in there ;)

    could you tell me what you used for Lights and C02?
     
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    originally i had some diy co2 but the results were inconsistent so then fixed up a tmc aqua grow kit and got much better results.

    i hacked down a arcadia 9w light to fit inside the hood after removing the arm from the original edge casing, but the lighting didnt stretch to the edges of the tank resulting in having to mount 2 other 9w lights at either side. this became unweildy so i decided to get rid of the tank in december.

    a very stylish, nice looking tank, just not thought thru enough in design...

    ...your setup does look a bit more considered and impressive being honest, hope it works well
     
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    ya I agree very stylish but Stubborn and difficult to design with! haha
    Thank you very much I went overkill on the lighting hopefully there will be no issues with it!

     
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    sweet build jeff.

    just a thought, why fight the focal point of light? Why not make your scape to fit with its limitations? such as an island design.

    A center island surrounded with sand and some point bright LED's shining on it to accent the island and create rays of light shining down into the middle. Just a thought.

    It looks great, nonetheless. An impressive build. I wish I was that handy.
     
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    Thanks Shadow, well I designed the LED's so that I wouldn't have to limit myself, and If it doesn't work the way I planned I'll definitely be doing a mountain top or island scape. I think the light is overkill as it is @ 30w, so hopefully it spills onto the sides and gives enough coverage. Either way it was fun! :)
     
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    sushant Aspiring Aquascaper

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    thats a very interesting piece of heatsink. the layout too is beautiful, but step by step pi.cs of the layout would have been more appreciated.
     
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    Thanks! I'll take more pictures soon I promise!
     
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    how do you attached the cables, I cant see any?
    and what does your power supply unit look like?
     

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