36 degrees - 900x580x450 - YP

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    Been doing some work on my YP tank ..

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    I was looking at this picture last night while planning the scape and realised I would almost have 4 viewing positions. The small bit protruding past first tanks as you enter, the top view, main panel from the front and then one that I almost overlooked, but seeing the keyboard made me realise a big amount of viewing will be for the panel on the right.

    With this in-mind my first draft is ...

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    to put this into perspective the entire stand now looks something like.

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    Most big items are from donor tanks, but I did get a few new Anubias
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    Lights will be LED strips - got the cover glass need to do some work 36dec17.jpg on getting them mounted.


    Later Ferdie
     
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    Awesome tank, I saw them this morning.
    Build up some height at the back to get more depth of field
     
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    Since my primary viewing will be form right panel to the left panel and secondary on the front glass it is rather difficult to achieve depth of field but I can give it a bash.

    Added some LED strips - they still need to be mounted - total power 25Watt

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    Later Ferdie
     
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    Seeing as you have 4 viewing areas...you thought of maybe doing an "island" scape?

    Something like this perhaps:
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    hmmm that is so cool ...


    BTW have not done the LED's yet but did find some 5630 sheets ..

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    So maybe I need to try and source some aluminium extrusion and DIY a pendant.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Did a bit of replanting and a 80% WC ... not that it has helped allot.

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    Not sure about growth under these LED's - hey good test for cheap LED strips.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Are u giving the LED enaff power
    What power supply are u using. Try a stronger one
     
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    Yeah - I am happy with the light at the moment , lets see what grows and what does not .. running at 11.6 volts and still have ample left if needed.


    One thing about a 580 tank .. that is allot of planting space. no clue what I want to plant in the remaining space.
    Later Ferdie
     
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    36dec43.jpg

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    Now the question is CO2 or Scape's carbon ?

    I think all the plants in here will be OK with the liquid carbon stuff.

    Fine balance - since I do not want a jungle every few weeks, but want to make sure that all plants do fine.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Where'd you find those LED sheets?
     
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    China world at Hillfox ... R380 a sheet with 10 strips - fresh stock, must have landed this week - they had 4 big bunches of the stuff.

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    Those LEDs look sweet. What qualifies as a strip, one of those sections with 3 LEDs on it?
     
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    Yeah very bright - 5630 chips are way better than 5050's and have better heat distribution of the junction. 1 strip is 1000mm x 10mm with 72 LED mounted so 24 x 3 LED's of those small sections per strip or 240 x 3 leds for the entire sheet or 720 LED mounted with diodes and circuit - so about 52 cents an LED ..

    Now this is not the best quality - one can tell from the crappy job on some of the SMD solder joints 0r these are great LED's that was rejected because of the crappy soldering joints - either way I think it is worth the trouble to give them a spin.


    I would love to cote them in something that is waterproof but still clear - anybody have a clue what one could use.


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    you could try an acrylic resin from plastic world.
    must check how hot it gets when you mix it.
     
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    Thanks - that does sound like a plan, first I would want to mount it and the seal the entire thing with the resin... I like this idea.
     
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    Try the resin first on a small section and let us know how it goes. I am a bit concerned about heat dissipation once you put a coat of resin on, might effect their lifespan......
     
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    Wow. That's a lot of LEDs you got. Look forward to seeing the results.

    Regarding water proofing. What about encasing them in glass? Perhaps even blackout the top pane so you don't see anything from above? If done neatly, with cleanly cut glass it could come out quite awesome? Unless they get to hot and the glass would crack? If you encase it all in resin wouldn't you potentially lose some of your light as resin isn't always that clear? Plus there is no undoing that once you do it!
     
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    This is why I love forum's sharing of ideas ... Matt your idea about the glass box was first - hmm nah, then it went to wait I think < 3 mm glass is now illegal to the thinnest thing I can think of that should be able to stand the heat and stay clear is transparency sheets ... doubt I have a box full lying around, but if I add a heatsink, mount the strips and then secure the sheet over the LED's we should be OK .. worth a bash I think.

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    Cool man. look forward to seeing your completed unit, which ever way you end up going.
     
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    Tank is doing fine, added some tertra's - playing with a handheld LED light that I use with load shredding ... just cause.

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    Later Ferdie
     

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