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    24 LED Kit/14 LED Kit From AquaStyle

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    GReefer

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    Join date : 2012-03-21
    Age : 27
    Location : Newbury Park

    24 LED Kit/14 LED Kit From AquaStyle

    Post by GReefer on Sun May 06, 2012 7:33 am

    Wanted to upgrade the lighting on my first nano a 12 gallon nanocube. since then i got a 24 gallon nanocube (still cycling),and a 29 bio cube(not started...trying to decide if i should start or sell it)
    I was on the fence about buying the aquastyle kit.
    After seeing Reefer87's setup in person I decided to pull the trigger.

    I Just placed the order a few mins ago so the wait starts.
    What I ordered:
    1x:24 LED Dimmable Kit
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    1x:14 LED Dimmable Kit
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    2x:Actinic Violet LEDs
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    2x:
    Red LEDs
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    2x:
    Cyan LEDs
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    6x:
    80 Degree Lenses

    As you can see i ordered 2 red leds, 2 violet, and 2 cyan plus 6 80 degree optics

    plan is to take out 3 whites from each kit and add 1 of red,cyan,violet...hopefully for a good color combo...i do like the bluer look.
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    reefer87

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    Age : 31
    Location : Point Mugu

    Re: 24 LED Kit/14 LED Kit From AquaStyle

    Post by reefer87 on Sun May 06, 2012 1:21 pm

    Cant wait to see some pics. I order the dimmable drivers the other day. Hooked them up and they are a must have.
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    sisterlimonpot
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    Re: 24 LED Kit/14 LED Kit From AquaStyle

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Sun May 06, 2012 1:42 pm

    Very easy to wire as long as you have a soldering iron.


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    GReefer

    Posts : 67
    Join date : 2012-03-21
    Age : 27
    Location : Newbury Park

    Re: 24 LED Kit/14 LED Kit From AquaStyle

    Post by GReefer on Sun May 06, 2012 1:43 pm

    reefer87 wrote:Cant wait to see some pics. I order the dimmable drivers the other day. Hooked them up and they are a must have.
    Awesome! Did you end up tweaking the color? Did you figure out the violet color cast?
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    reefer87

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    Re: 24 LED Kit/14 LED Kit From AquaStyle

    Post by reefer87 on Sun May 06, 2012 2:13 pm

    Yeah I ordered more blues and put them in, hooked up the Uvs on the whites so they will be dimmer than blues.
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    GReefer

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    Re: 24 LED Kit/14 LED Kit From AquaStyle

    Post by GReefer on Sun May 06, 2012 2:18 pm

    reefer87 wrote:Yeah I ordered more blues and put them in, hooked up the Uvs on the whites so they will be dimmer than blues.
    Nice! i plan to have the red cyan and UV on the white strand so they aren't overpowering.
    blues by themselves.

    i guess while i wait for them i can map out my layout for the leds on the heat sink.

    i was thinking a small cluster of red,cyan,uv in the middle and 2 clusters on both sides of mixed blue and white
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    GReefer

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    Re: 24 LED Kit/14 LED Kit From AquaStyle

    Post by GReefer on Sun May 06, 2012 9:01 pm

    So here is the layout for the 14 LED for the 12 Gallon
    Each square represents a sq. inch.

    this is my first led build...
    opinions on placement and ratio?
    Blue=Blue Actinic
    Yellow/white=!0000k white
    Violet=Violet Actinic
    Cyan=Cyan
    Red=Red

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