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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:38 am
Yes, please let us know how it goes and how you connected everything together as this is most likely going to help someone else in the future.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:30 am
Okay everyone the LED drivers I bought from rapidleds dim my LEDS! :) I hooked up everything this morning and It seems to be working great so far. All i had to do is cut the old 36V transformers from the line and i replaced it with the meanwell Drivers. I only bought 2 drivers to test before i committed to buying 4 of the drivers, I only hooked up the whites to the drivers. here's a link to the lights and drivers i used.

Ill post a picture and a video of the fixtures once I get the other drivers.

http://www.rapidled.com/mean-well-eln-6 ... le-driver/

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarium-LED-Li ... 0915148718
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:46 am
Great to hear.
What size tank do you have?
I think you said you have 2 light modules.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:13 am
Very cool. I like the dimensions on these...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:50 am
What are the actual dimensions.
According to some spec I found on Alibaba.com 300x260x60mm which equals 11.811 x 10.2362 x 2.3622.

Does that sound about right?
I'm trying to see how many I would need for a 55 gallon tank. 48" long 12" Wide 21" Deep.

I'm thinking 2.

2 of these and 4 drivers is just over $400 including shipping on the drivers.

Not a bad price.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:58 am
That is exactly what i have a 55 gallon and I have 2 fixtures. they seem to grow everything I have: and are pretty powerful atleast in my noobie opinion. I have to acclimate my corals at a certain depth for awhile before i can move them up in the tank.
Im adding a actinic strip from rapid leds as soon as I replenish some funds. I want a more 2:1 ratio of B:W

My tank has been running with these lights for 8 weeks approx and my open brain has atleast doubled in size since then, however I do spot feed once a week.

Im by no means saying these lights will work for everyone, I took a noob chance and ordered the cheaper fixtures from ebay and so far they have worked fine, Im not sure what kinda longevity I will get out of these. They have no fans but the transformer/driver is outside the fixture so it doesnt contribute to the overall heat inside the canopy. I plan to add some fans to my canopy soon to help keep the fixture cool. Im sure if you have a open top the LEDS shouldnt need a fan or two.

Sacohen wrote:What are the actual dimensions.
According to some spec I found on Alibaba.com 300x260x60mm which equals 11.811 x 10.2362 x 2.3622.

Does that sound about right?
I'm trying to see how many I would need for a 55 gallon tank. 48" long 12" Wide 21" Deep.

I'm thinking 2.

2 of these and 4 drivers is just over $400 including shipping on the drivers.

Not a bad price.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:09 am
Yeah. Right now I have no canopy and just 1/4" mesh screen over the tank.

I have to build up some funds. I just spent a bunch on a Jebao DC 6000 pump and a RO/DI unit.

I've looked at lots of options and short of a DIY setup this is the least expensive I can come up with that meets my needs.

As far as longevity, I took a chance on the Jebao WP-40 and 25 so I'm willing to gamble a bit.

If you have a standard 55 there is a bar in the middle of it, so I guess you have 1 fixture on each side.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:40 am
Sacohen wrote:Yeah. Right now I have no canopy and just 1/4" mesh screen over the tank.

I have to build up some funds. I just spent a bunch on a Jebao DC 6000 pump and a RO/DI unit.

I've looked at lots of options and short of a DIY setup this is the least expensive I can come up with that meets my needs.

As far as longevity, I took a chance on the Jebao WP-40 and 25 so I'm willing to gamble a bit.

If you have a standard 55 there is a bar in the middle of it, so I guess you have 1 fixture on each side.


Yes exactly I have one on each side. the Jebao wp-40 Is definitely my next upgrade.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:16 am
Thanks. There have been some reported problems with the Jebao pumps, but they are few.
I've had not problems with my 40 and 25. I hope my DC-6000 is just as good.

There is a group buy on Reef2Reef for the Jebao.
The last day to order and pay is Nov 1.

http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/richmon ... p-buy.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:53 pm
Dang those jebao are super cool. Thanks for the heads up . Im not a member of the forum so ill have to register and possible jump in on the group buy.

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