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btuck887
10-25-2013, 04:28 PM
i wanting to do a led upgrade on my 29 biocube. i was considering the diy retro dimmable kit with 20 leds. but im thinking i would like to do a few more leds..

what are some reccomendations?
do a diy with say 24-36 leds?
opinions on color combos, such as how many CW, RB, NW, B, etc..
really want to do a nice led upgrade and not have to upgrade that again in the near future

Thanks in advance

byee
11-04-2013, 03:22 PM
I just bought a DIY kit from aquastyleonline.com with the following LED's suggested by Ray the owner.

This config will be used on my sump with refugium with live rock.

8 x white 4500K
8 x royal blue
4 x red
4 x violet 420nm
2 x Meanwell ELN-60-48P driver
24 x 80 degree optics

Not absolutely sure if the same config will be adequate for your setup.

msjboy
11-04-2013, 05:29 PM
http://shop.stevesleds.com/Biocube-29-LED-Light-System-Extreme-SPS-Biocube-29-Gallon-retrofit-kit.htm


... also, Martin at modularled.ca might be able to help; he now uses Ecoxotic panaroma pro's shoehorned into red sea max's and I believe would work on Biocubes too.

btuck887
11-04-2013, 09:31 PM
I just bought a DIY kit from aquastyleonline.com with the following LED's suggested by Ray the owner.

This config will be used on my sump with refugium with live rock.

8 x white 4500K
8 x royal blue
4 x red
4 x violet 420nm
2 x Meanwell ELN-60-48P driver
24 x 80 degree optics

Not absolutely sure if the same config will be adequate for your setup.

Does this give a blue look to the tank or more whit? You have any pics?

byee
11-04-2013, 09:41 PM
Should be receiving the parts in the next week or so.

I'll definitely post photos once built.

Thanks!

btuck887
11-08-2013, 05:10 PM
Got this color combination recommended to me from rapid led. Think it may be to blue? Also would 25 LEDs be enough?

Thanks

Hi Braxton,

Thanks for the email! If you like your tank pretty blue, you can go with about a 18-20K color temperature, which will be 15 royal blue and 9 cool white. The 24 LEDs are enough for growing all types of corals.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask!

Thanks,
Vince
Rapid LED

byee
11-12-2013, 05:36 AM
Just received my kit 24 LED dimmable kit from aquastyleonline.com

Awesome customer service!!!

Received the following LED with my kit.
8 x white 4500K
8 x royal blue
4 x red
4 x violet 420nm

For each LED color, they also shipped me 1 replacement of each color! Totally unexpected.

Now for the fun stuff, figuring out color mapping of the LED's.

btuck887
11-13-2013, 01:15 AM
Just received my kit 24 LED dimmable kit from aquastyleonline.com

Awesome customer service!!!

Received the following LED with my kit.
8 x white 4500K
8 x royal blue
4 x red
4 x violet 420nm

For each LED color, they also shipped me 1 replacement of each color! Totally unexpected.

Now for the fun stuff, figuring out color mapping of the LED's.

hope to see some pictures once you get it all put together! !

Chrisrex
11-13-2013, 07:08 AM
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