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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

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    about USD$30, for 10inch you probably need only 2x3W LED. Also you might want to use thinner aluminium which is cheaper, easier to bend and cut.
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    sorry for my sms lingo..forgotten..

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Shadow, more expensive but more efficient in the long run than CFL.
    CFL setup is cheaper but the life span is shorter and the cost of running is more than LED.

    Here is a comparison chart for those interested in LED, CFL, Incandescent Light comparison.
    http://www.designrecycleinc.com/led%20comp%20chart.html

    The CFL Readings is overly stated because at time of this chart, CFL wasn't that efficient. Nevertheless, it is still a good comparison chart.

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Whale View Post
    Shadow, more expensive but more efficient in the long run than CFL.
    CFL setup is cheaper but the life span is shorter and the cost of running is more than LED.
    That only theoretical limit, in reality no one knows. No one ever run 50000 hours yet, maybe soon
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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Quote Originally Posted by jaggedge View Post
    is there any shop here in sg that is selling that kind of aluminium?where did u get the LED lights,is that suitable for growing foreground plants like HC and dwarf hairgrass?
    You can get aluminium from some hardware shop, those near GC do sell.
    I got my LED from dealextreem but you can also get it from ebay. I'm not sure if simlim sell CREE LED, probably do.

    The LED have been tested on following plants with great result on 2ft tank with 12x3W LED:
    - Eleocharis parvula
    - Hemianthus callitricoides
    - Potamogeton gayi
    - Rotala sp. goias (can produce red leaf )
    - Glossostigma elatinoides
    - Rotala rotundifolia
    - Juncus repens Michx
    - Proserpinaca palustris
    - Hygrophila sp araguaia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    You can get aluminium from some hardware shop, those near GC do sell.
    I got my LED from dealextreem but you can also get it from ebay. I'm not sure if simlim sell CREE LED, probably do.

    The LED have been tested on following plants with great result on 2ft tank with 12x3W LED:
    - Eleocharis parvula
    - Hemianthus callitricoides
    - Potamogeton gayi
    - Rotala sp. goias (can produce red leaf )
    - Glossostigma elatinoides
    - Rotala rotundifolia
    - Juncus repens Michx
    - Proserpinaca palustris
    - Hygrophila sp araguaia
    thanks bro..i go simlim and try if they have..and thanks for the info about the plants that can grow on that light..

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Please note on the bulb wattage and brand, mine is 3W per bulb. different bulb will have different performance, in fact I wont go to something lower than 1W per bulb.
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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    That only theoretical limit, in reality no one knows. No one ever run 50000 hours yet, maybe soon
    cfl 8000 I 11years since yr 2000 still haven't change light yet.

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Picture of pink tip and creeping Rotala sp Goias. This was plant on my 60x30x36cm tank with 12x3W CREE XR-E Q5 LED


    Very simple DIY, this how its look like, early generation
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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    That's one attractive plant Robert.
    Fish.. Simply Irresistable
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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Picture of pink tip and creeping Rotala sp Goias. This was plant on my 60x30x36cm tank with 12x3W CREE XR-E Q5 LED


    Very simple DIY, this how its look like, early generation

    whats that screws at the end use for ? also how you mount it up ?

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    The screw at both end is to prevent it from dropping into the tank .

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    love your 12 led setup.. plain and simple. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Did you get the aluminium shop to bend and drill the aluminium for you? How about the hook? I'm interested in making one for a marine nano...9 LED bulbs instead of 3 spread into a grid. Just curious how to get the aluminium done.

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Quote Originally Posted by illumnae View Post
    Did you get the aluminium shop to bend and drill the aluminium for you? How about the hook? I'm interested in making one for a marine nano...9 LED bulbs instead of 3 spread into a grid. Just curious how to get the aluminium done.
    Perhaps another alternative method you can consider is suspending the "kit"? Anyway, if you are not mounting a lot of diodes, there are ready-made heatsinks with tapped holes that you may consider for your DIY-ing.

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Quote Originally Posted by illumnae View Post
    Did you get the aluminium shop to bend and drill the aluminium for you? How about the hook? I'm interested in making one for a marine nano...9 LED bulbs instead of 3 spread into a grid. Just curious how to get the aluminium done.
    Nope, it is just neighborhood hardware shop, bot even helping to cut
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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Very simple DIY, this how its look like, early generation
    Added stand on my first generation light set.

    The materials are all from Daiso ($2 shop)


    Cut into couple of pieces


    Cut small hole to sit on the glass edge


    Nail it together, top view


    Side view


    Place it on top of the tank
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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Great DIY. Maybe can tape up the wirings

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    I would say give it a little colour too! Simple DIY but effective nonetheless!
    Need something to scratch that itchy hand of mine.

    Don't act smart. Be smart!

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    Re: DIY LED set for ADA mini S (~30cm)

    Fine with me as long as it work , don't care about the beauty

    10cm from water surface might be too high though. I might reduce it to 5cm, let see how the plants grow with 10cm
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