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Thread: LEDs and SPS

  1. #31

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    yea idk genocidex i just wouldn't wanna take the chance of wiring everything up only to have something blow out, so I'd probably just use a rated ballast and attach it to how ever many LED's it's rated for... even being an electrical engineer I still wouldn't wanna mess with it just in-case something went wrong haha but that's just me... plus I have a reef tank so I'd need the reflectors and much higher powered LED's

    All that said kudos to you for being able to design ur own system! Definitely put a tut up in the forums so we can see (with LOTS of pictures haha)
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

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  2. #32

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
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    thanks for the data sheet. if your system is running all your leds in series at nearly an amp then you are deffinatly using a pulsed beam. the idea is leds cant hold a VERY over does of current for too long (less than a millisecond) but with a 100KHz pulse its lighting up and shutting down 100000 times a second. tho this makes quite some heat and lowers the life of the led by about 20000 hrs, but that will leave 30000 i think. if you are running 3 parallel and the rest off a series then it could fall either way.
    the only way a ballist would be nessessary is if you are using it to pulse. other wise i wouldnt waste money on one :P. the leds im using will be fine if i run them almost directly off dc from an adapter. might throw a fuse in just to stop any surges.

    and if i wire something wrong and it blows up on me then thats half the fun XD but ive only had like 10 leds smoke out on me lol
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    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
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    haha that's a solid track record IMO haha well definitely post up a tut since I'm very interested haha
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

  4. #34

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

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    when i get a new job ill be able to get it up and going i just dont have the spare cash to do it atm lol
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

  5. #35

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    I fried my 1st set of leds, lol. Didn't realize the ballast was preset at 1.3 amps and the leds are rated for a max of 1 amp and the ballast needed to be turned down before the 1st use. Fired it up and they were extremely bright for 10 seconds before they blew. That was an $80 mistake. The next set I made sure to turn down the ballast and also installed inline 1 amp fast acting fuses.

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  6. #36

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    haha yea fuses are our friends in electronics haha they keep our silly mistakes from causing us bigger problems
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

  7. #37

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

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    or just always do your research on the leds :P lol. you could have done 2 strips in parallel
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

  8. #38

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    To do parallel with these you need to wire in resistors before each led.

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






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