well i ordered my tank from great lakes aquariums (24x12x7) and it should be done by the end of the week, ordered the LEDS from Rapidled.com on Thursday and got them yesterday, Super fast service that is why i will continue to do business there!
got a little bored so decided to build the heat sinks up and wire everything together for the led, the 6x cool whites are running on a lpc-60-1050 meanwell to give them a little boost of speed and the 12x royal blues are running on a lpc-35-700 meanwell for visual pleasure. so 18 leds total over a 24x12x7" tank, i think it might be overkill but should look sweet.
i wired 2 ballasts in so now i can easily switch the whites off when people are over looking at frags. just need to do a little research as to where exactly to wire in the switch, i think it has to go before the meanwell so at 120v. i used 2 heatsinks 6"x6" and used some 3/4x1/2x1/16" angle to tie them together with a 3" gap in between. each heatsink will hold 9 leds, 3 cool white and 6 royal blues.
and now for the pictures:
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Sweet build so far! I love my GLA tank. Amazing build quality and service.
yeah i am excited to get it, sucks having the LEDS here and now i got to wait until the end of the week for the tank... worst part about it is i am going up north this weekend coming up so i wont even have time to set it up i dont think lol so it will have to wait until the weekend after
picked up the new frag tank today, GLA did a great job on it, thicker glass than i thought so super sturdy! and i got the led fixture holder built up so tomorrow during the day i will be swapping out tanks and hopefully have some nice picture updates tomorrow afternoon!
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