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Also make sure you use low speed computer fans to blow across the heat sink. If you think you only need two the double it up for redundancy. With that amount of LEDs you will need active cooling beyond just the heat sink. What I read there is nothing to be gained with using any sort of plate to conduct the heat better into the sink. Direct mount the stars to the heatsink with a slight amount of thermal paste.
 

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As far as the meanwell goes I don't believe it has any dimmability built in. Honestly with LEDs being newer in the planted world I would want that control so I could dim if algae was a problem.

I am waiting for the taxes to come back and I am going to build a mini version for a four gallon with just 8 white crees. Luckily with only 8 I will just use two buckpucks.
 
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