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Old 05-08-2015, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help/advice needed with DIY led project

would this be able to grow

1) low
2) medium
3) high

The tank is 28/Gall 30/L 12/W 18/D

Planning on two drivers on separate switches

One bank with White and blue.
B W W W B W W W B W B W W W B

Two R&b
B R R R B R R R B R R B R R B


i do know that there are better quality leds out there but i am on a very tight budget.

Constant Current Driver for 14-18pcs 3W High Power LED
Working temperature: -20-80 Deg
Input Voltage: AC85V ~ 265V 50/60HZ
Output Voltage: DC36V~75V
Output Current: 600mA
TC: 75 degree (MAX)
TA: 50 degree (MAX)
Size: (L) 85mm*(W)27mm*(H)24mm
Usage: Used for the 14~18pcs 3W LED Light

10PCS 3W High Power Red LED Emitter 610-630nm 70lm with 20mm Star Base
- Output Lumens: 70Lumens
- DC Forward Voltage (VF) : 2.2-2.8Vdc
- DC Forward Currect (IF) : 700mA
- Wavelength:610-630nm

10PCS 3W High Power Cold White LED Light Emitter 30000K
Output Lumens: 160-180 Lumens
- DC Forward Voltage (VF) : 3.2-3.6Vdc
- DC Forward Currect (IF) : 700mA
- Color Temp: 30000K (Cold White)

10PCS 3W Royal Blue High Power LED Emitter 700mA
Output Lumens: 120Lumens
DC Forward Voltage (VF) : 3.0-3.4Vdc
DC Forward Current (IF) : 700mA
Wavelength:445-455nm

45degree led Lens

Lens Dimaeter: 20mm
Holder Diameter: 22mm
Lens Height: 10.5mm
Holder Height: 13mm
Transmittance rate: 93%
Beam Angle: 45 Degree
lens: water clear

30degrees led Lens

Lens Degree: 30
Diameter : 21.5mm
Height : 13.5mm
Len Material : PMMA

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Old 05-10-2015, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Two drivers on separate switches.

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Made this to help me visualize the lens angle.
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Dam, u got a ton of help huh. Lol ima newb myself wit tha LEDs but that seems ok to me. I bet someone else will make u buy something else tho like a different driver, or 2 more LEDs so u can make 2 strings of 11 LOL (sarcasm)
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Just out of curiosity why so much blue and red? Me personally, replace half the red and blue with a warmer white in the 3500k to 6500k and a couple cyan LED's. I spent the last six months researching and building mine. Lots of good info on the other planted tank forum.
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Dam, u got a ton of help huh. Lol ima newb myself wit tha LEDs but that seems ok to me. I bet someone else will make u buy something else tho like a different driver, or 2 more LEDs so u can make 2 strings of 11 LOL (sarcasm)
Someone responded! Yes i figured someone would tell me that i needed to buy not billed, or at least tell me i needed to buy all cree products.



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Just out of curiosity why so much blue and red? Me personally, replace half the red and blue with a warmer white in the 3500k to 6500k and a couple cyan LED's. I spent the last six months researching and building mine. Lots of good info on the other planted tank forum.
i ended up going a little different route.

2) Current Driver for 14-18pcs 3W High Power LED AC85-265V
1)10PCS 3W Royal Blue 700mA 450-455NM with 20mm Star PCB
1)10pcs 3w high power neutral white led light emitter 4000k
1)50pcs Led Waterproof Lens Holder 30 Degree
1)10PCS 3W High Power Cold White LED Light Emitter 30000K
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First bank working. Royal blue and the 30000K.

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Get some daytime running lights for a car from China.
specs:
12v
20 watts
7000k
waterproof
rust and oxidization resistant
3M peel & stick strip
low heat

Cost me $3.00USD for the leds and got the 12v adapter from value village. Bought some broken toy for $1 that came with a 55w, 6amp, 12v adapter....SCORE!!!

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Here's my aquarium id with just the floro going.
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Will it grow plants?
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