Allot has been done since my last update and Iím happy to say the light is working! And hanging!
I made my black acrylic housings what allow for a piece of glass to slide in, this will protect from spray and splashing.
I used U channel aluminum to attach the 2 units together and hung it with my existing hanging kit from my old fixture.
Updated 04-17-2011 at 10:22 PM by baker.shawn
LINK TO PART 1 (INTRO) -> http://www.reefaddicts.com/entry.php...n-(SOL-rip-off)
Everything arrived today!!!!!!!!
My initial thought so far:
1) These LEDs are REALLY small I expected them to be much larger, same with the drivers an optics
2) Rapid led gave me adhesive rather than
After debating on what to do with my lighting ive decided to go LED id really like AI sol units but simply cant affoard 2 so im going to make 2 for the proce of 1 here is a simple sketchup i made just to get everyone excited, im going to need help from someone who knows electrical shortly so if you feel you can help let me know, when i get home from school today ill be posting some questions
Updated 03-19-2011 at 03:32 PM by baker.shawn
Itís about time to replace the lighting over my 45gal cube the ballast is starting to go I believe. So my major decision is going to be between MH and LED, my budget is about $550
If I go will MH I will be getting a Sunlight Supply Lumen Max Elite HQI and Lumatek DIMMABLE 250W / 400W Metal Halide Electronic Ballast which I will be running at 250w with a XM 10k plus the 2 t5 actinics I already have. Total cost ~480
If I choose LED I will probably go with a MaxSpect
Updated 03-09-2011 at 12:51 AM by melev