Gomer's LED array

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  1. supernip

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    er those are in F
     
  2. Gomer

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    technically you should use the emitter surface.

    I'm not too worried though :) Worse case, is I shorten the LED lifespan. At 7hrs a day, then theoretical limit puts me at 20years. Cut me to 5 years and I'm more than happy. Given the technology advances, in about 3 years, I'll want to swap the LEDs lol.
     
  3. supernip

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    that's true. I just wasted a night's worth of sleep monitoring this T_T. Hopefully output doesn't decline over time either.
     
  4. Gomer

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    oh, it will decline over time. At any current that will happen. Still not terribly worried :)
     
  5. Gomer

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    well, these pictures weren't taken to be flattering :p They were taken only for the purpose to show the growth of corals over 2 months time with 100% LED lighting.

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  6. JAR

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    Yeah right dude. That's the "expando grow" photoshop button you pushed. :D
    Nice!
     
  7. Ibn

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    Nice!
     
  8. Marc

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    Hey Tony,

    can you tell me where the heat sink is from? local maybe? do they cut to size?

    Thanks!
    M
     
  9. Gomer

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    www.heatsinkusa.com

    Not local. Price is decent. You buy by the inch so you can get it at whatever size you want.
     
  10. eldiablosrt8

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    I wanna come by n see tank
     
  11. Gomer

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    If you want to see a not so pretty tank with some decent LPS and some ugly SPS, then perhaps lol.
     
  12. eldiablosrt8

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    i wanna check out the leds... i am so close to pulling the trigger on a 100% ReefBrite setup.....
     
  13. LeviT

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    How about an update Tony?
     
  14. Gomer

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    Sorry Levi. Was never happy with how SPS responded to it. Sold the array to someone who was quite happy to have it. Still eyeballing the Kessils :-D
     
  15. LeviT

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    :) thanks. Those are really cool looking fixtures.
     

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