DIY Led reef lighting

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by AshwinRavi, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. AshwinRavi

    AshwinRavi Well-Known Member

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    I have a retrofitted Rapid LED biocube. I can't speak to the PAR readings, but I am very happy with it. It is strong enough to grow SPS very well.
     
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    nice to know, could you share picture if you don't mind..
     
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    Cover done.jpg

    It is solderless and I added a 1 LED moonlight this is not pictured.
     
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    thanks
     
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    Hey ashwin,

    I've used several rapidled.com kits, I built then rebuilt my fixture for my 90 gallon started with 2 fixtures with 40 leds each in a linear pattern, mostly cw and rb with a few uv, green,red and blue. Here is my current setup designed like a radion-esque puck.
    Channel 1: Cool white, Neutral white ,
    Channel 2: Lime, Green, Warm white, red
    Channel 3: blue, cyan
    Channel 4: Royal blue,
    Channel 5: uv 420, viloet,
    Oriniginaly controlled by petentiometers now through apex.
    Run rb at 55%
    Uv at 50%
    Blue 40%
    Colors 35%
    Whites 25%
    I also run 2 4' t5 ho for extra light/color
    More than enough light at where in the tank and adjustable color rendition to your pleasing. If you have any other questions feel free to ask!

    We also used a rapid aurora puck for my gf's biocube which worked wonderfully! Still a bit too bright at 50%. Rapid led is a great company with good customer service and support, had my diy led fixtures for over 5 years and everything's going strong just make sure you clean and keep cool and it will last a long time!


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    thank you so much!! awesome detailed explanation.. appreciate it.
     
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