Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

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Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby aquarist » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:33 pm

HELLO GUYS,

I NEED ADVICE REGARDING HOW TO GO ABOUT BUILDING A LED SETUP FOR A 6*1*1 FRESHWATER TANK. I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE

MATERIALS THAT NEED TO BE SOURCED LIKE THE LED LIGHTS, DRIVER, CIRCUITRY ETC. A STEP BY STEP EXPLANATION WOULD HELP A

LOT AS I DUNN HAVE MUCH ELECTRICAL KNOW HOW. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE LIGHT SPECTRUM AND

BRIGHTNESS. EXPECTING REPLIES.THANK YOU. :)



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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:18 pm

aquarist wrote:HELLO GUYS,

I NEED ADVICE REGARDING HOW TO GO ABOUT BUILDING A LED SETUP FOR A 6*1*1 FRESHWATER TANK. I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE

MATERIALS THAT NEED TO BE SOURCED LIKE THE LED LIGHTS, DRIVER, CIRCUITRY ETC. A STEP BY STEP EXPLANATION WOULD HELP A

LOT AS I DUNN HAVE MUCH ELECTRICAL KNOW HOW. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE LIGHT SPECTRUM AND

BRIGHTNESS. EXPECTING REPLIES.THANK YOU. :)



You need following items to make DIY Leds:
1. Heat sink strips
2. Thermal Greece
3. Driver
4. LEDs 3 watt
5. Star PCB

For medium light plants 2 strips of 20 Leds will be enough.
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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby aquarist » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:07 am

Thanks for your reply. I also want to know the following.

1. number of leds needed , any specification for the driver like power needed , circuitry . Can you help.THANKS.

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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby aquarist » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:11 am

Also i would like to know about individual LEDs which are connected by wire pieces i happen to view on youtube and can we build one which can be operable using remote control like dimming and changing various colours.

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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby asheesh » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:00 pm

whats the depth of the tank and what are you planing to grow ?
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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby sushant » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:23 pm

going by Rapid leds site you should use 72x12/35 ~ 25leds. since the calculation is based aroung Cree Leds i would suggest going by atleast 25% more. i.e around 30-32.
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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby aquarist » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:47 pm

any easy carpet plants, java fern anubias etc . the depth is 1.5 feet

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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby aquarist » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:39 am

asheesh wrote:whats the depth of the tank and what are you planing to grow ?


6*1*1 tank....and i need a blue print and the procedure to build a led setup for it since i want to try building one. preferably with a remote for controlling the intensity as well.thanks

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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby aquarist » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:40 am

i am from bangalore.want to know the materials needed and how to go about.

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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby aquarist » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:43 am

SCORPIO wrote:
aquarist wrote:HELLO GUYS,

I NEED ADVICE REGARDING HOW TO GO ABOUT BUILDING A LED SETUP FOR A 6*1*1 FRESHWATER TANK. I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE

MATERIALS THAT NEED TO BE SOURCED LIKE THE LED LIGHTS, DRIVER, CIRCUITRY ETC. A STEP BY STEP EXPLANATION WOULD HELP A

LOT AS I DUNN HAVE MUCH ELECTRICAL KNOW HOW. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE LIGHT SPECTRUM AND

BRIGHTNESS. EXPECTING REPLIES.THANK YOU. :)



You need following items to make DIY Leds:
1. Heat sink strips
2. Thermal Greece
3. Driver
4. LEDs 3 watt
5. Star PCB

For medium light plants 2 strips of 20 Leds will be enough.







hello sir .thanks for replying. ok will aquire the above said materials. Also i need a step by step or diagram of some sort to follow and build it.could u help?