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Jeff, love the choice on the Lumia array :)

Have you seen their new 100's? Awesome stuff.

We should work on a raspberry pi controller together that gives full access to all channels and allows a true reciprocity of the wavelengths offered by the sun as it travels over the sky. Build the ultimate LED light and controller.

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Let me know when sir. I'll see if I can fit you in. 
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Very nicely done. I need to get with you to get some help on Eagle board design. I'm tired of trying to see the holes and line up the wires to get them in then soldering each one individually.
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Probably time for an update. As most others know Summer usually doesn't leave much time for our boxes of water. Mine is not much different. So other than regular maintenance and a couple of corals. There hasn't been much change with the tank (unless you count the Briopsys outbreak that is almost gone now).

Most of my time was spent working on trying to get my new lights put together and working on the new 40B. During that time I had a few people (that saw my pictures I posted) ask me about building some lights for them. I was so busy I told most of them no. Besides I hadn't even finished the software for them yet. Finally I said yes to someone. So while my light is almost done. Someone else is going to actually have my personally designed lights on their tank before me. I'm still waiting for the last set of parts to show up so they aren't quite complete, but they are sooooo close.

Here are a couple of updated pics. This is the tank side of the fixture. It is completely wired and complete. I just need to add the plexi cover and the other end cap. I'm waiting to put those on until the top is done so that it doesn't get scratched.



Here is the almost complete top. The driver board is just waiting on those last connectors to get here so I can finish connecting the wires to them. Other than that they are finished. The driver boards can be mounted with the electronics up or down. I think they look cool up because you can see all the components and I have LEDs on the board that let me monitor the status of the board at a glance! .



As you can see from both of those pictures. These lights are neat, clean and good looking. Here is a sneak peak of what one lucky reefer is getting to put over his tank very soon!





That's 420 Watts of Cree and Exotic LED power in an incredibly neat and compact setup. Each fixture will have two small cables going to it. A two wire lamp cord type cable from the power supply to the board and an Ethernet cable that connects the fixtures together and then to the Apex. My tests show that you can hook 8 of these together on a single Apex! That would be an awesome setup. Anybody game? I know how to make them!   Krazie

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LOL! Pfffttttt! If I ever get more than 6 hours of sleep and don't have a baby crying, then maybe. BTW, funny story on my lights. They're awesome now. (We'll chat later.)
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ReefdUp I may have extras if you would like to get rid of all those Meanwell drivers and be able to dim to 0. Krazie
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Your stuff is awesome. Big smile
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Drooling over here! Very awesome! Wish my electronics knowledge was this intense. I love the MakersLED heatsinks!
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Well here we go with some pics of the craziness.

Here is the pile of parts with all of the pieces and components.


Here is the heatsink that everything will be going on.


Here is the Lumia LED array with 5 Channels of LEDs


The start of soldering all the parts on the board.


Here is the board with the components partially soldered on. You can see the battery holder the Micro processor, the real time clock, and a couple of the headers.

Here is the board with all the parts and sockets soldered on (well minus the connectors that I ordered wrong and the two diodes that I forgot to order). The LDD drivers are in sockets so that they can be replaced or the amperage can be changed for use with other LED setups.


And this is the board with the LDDs and the SCW voltage converter installed. The board supports upto 6 channels of dimming. My LED array only has 5 channels and so the 6th channel will be used to control a couple of cooling fans that will only be turned on when the Heatsink temperature gets too warm. There is a temperature connector on the board just above the silver battery holder on the right hand side of the board. The blue jumper just to the left of that let's me choose whether the fans are controlled by channel 6 on the board or on all of the time.


Next is loading up the Microcontroller with the program and verifying that everything is working correctly. Then I will be building a second one to go over my frag tank. Krazie

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I built the first board up and have everything populated minus a couple of diodes that I forgot to order and the input connectors that I ordered the wrong parts for. I took a bunch of pictures and will try and get them posted tonight. Can't wait to put this thing on the tank and see what it can do.

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The last few parts get here this week! I got all of the chips and parts for the circuit boards (I.E. resistors, capacitors, diodes, LED's, Micro controllers, Real time clocks, batteries, etc...). The boards should be here this week and I can try and get one put together before the weekend.

I also built a DIY break out box for my Apex that will be replacing my JBJ Ato for topoff. I got in on the public beta for Fusion (Finally!) and have been playing around with the new feature of Lighting wizard that works with the var speed ports of the Apex. I have a starter set of tables created that I will be running the new LED's with as soon as I get them built up.

It's all getting close now and I can't wait to add these new toys to my setup! [:0]

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I know it's been forever since I posted on this tread. I got all kinds of backed up on my projects due to an algae outbreak in my tank and then my controller decided to have a melt down.

The controller is now running again and the algae is receding but not gone. I've got some more CUC coming in to help finish up the rest.

I posted that I had some new stuff coming in that I would be working on. It got a little ugly but now I believe all the correct parts are on their way.

As you might be able to tell from this thread I have kind of gotten the LED fixture bug and have been spending quite a bit of (more) time researching and then designing some things for my systems. While I like the retro fit I did on my stock hood and the dimmer control that I now have I wanted to go a step further as I have a controller and I want to be able to control the lights with it as well as have control of my lights remotely.

So after looking at what Fatman was doing on a small driver board he was using (and posted info on the forums here) I decided to design my own. Well, what started out as a driver board became a bit more. Here are the primer/teaser pics of what I'm doing.



I designed a circuit board that will allow up to 6 channels of control. It uses Meanwell LDD-H drivers. It also has a microcontroller on it that allows it to be programmed to do different things. The original intent of the controller was to provide a converter to go from the 0-10V analog dimming signal and convert it to PWM for the drivers on the board. That has evolved a bit but will still be the main function for the one I'm putting on my 28g nano. The board also has an input for a temperature sensor and connections for 2 fans. This allows me to use the same setup to be a stand alone Light controller for my other tanks.





I created a custom cable that connects to my Apex variable speed ports and then will connect to my new circuit board using an Ethernet cable. This will provide all 4 channels of control from the Apex and then the other two channels are controlled in software on the board (paired with one of the other outputs).

The circuit boards are ordered and have been shipped and I have most of the other parts already here. I am just waiting for the last few parts and the boards to get here so that I can build up a couple to test out. I have already written the code to do the 0-10V to PWM controls for the first tank. The code for the stand alone LED controller is almost done as well.

I bought a MakersLED heatsink and a new Lumia 5.2 dream chip (all Cree LEDs) that will be going on that heatsink. I designed the board so that it slides right into th egroove on the top of the heatsink so that no other mounting hardware is needed.

I'll be posting a bunch of new stuff about it as the build comes along! Krazie
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Have a few new pieces of equipment ordered that I am really looking forward to! Can't wait for them to get here so I can set them up and start playing!


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Ok, just watch the head height on that little pump.
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Originally posted by Krazie4Acans Krazie4Acans wrote:

Good Choice. What pump are you gonna use?


Just going to use the included pump.

Your new additions are beautiful!


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Beautiful for sure!


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I added some new corals and thought I better add an update for that too.

The first is an update on my dream Acan that I got at the MWRF. Here is an update on him. He must be a she because somebody has a baby!



Added blue Hornets. You can also see the branching blastos that I got at MWRF and forgot to post about.



Here's a picture of the Dark Pheonix I got at MWRF. I can't get the colors to come out on my phone so this picture is really  just to catalog it. They look so much better than this in person. The one on the bottom right is the closest to when you actually see. You can see the yellows and pinks in that one but still much less than the actual polyp.



My new Dendros. Not really open but they look great now.



Electric Oompa Loompa



CB Frost Bites



Fruit Loops. New frag and they are tiny compared to my others.



Hers my other frag with the larger polyps.



Pink Hippos



Tyree Space Monsters. Really pissed off at me for forgetting they were still in the dip container.



I've had this one for a while now but can't find an ID. Does anyone know what they are? It has become one of my favorite Zoas in my tank. Looks kinda like a PE. Pink Panther Paly maybe?



Then I add a couple of new items to my dream list.

CB Flaming Bugatti Chalice



CB Rainbow Crush Chalice



and CB Romel Watermelon Acro



Hope you enjoy the update. One day I'll get Mike and Nick to come show me how to take good pictures of my tank.

KrazieClown



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I decided it might be time for an update (actually I finally remembered to get the pics off my phone so I can post them). So here we go.

This is the second stage of my stock LED hood Retro upgrade. If you remember from a previous post the first stage just added more blues around the edge of the stock LEDs. This stage I am replacing most of the stock LEDs with new one and changing up the colors.

First step was to remove the Stock LED Strips from the hood. This was the setup after the first stage of changes. For this next stage I removed the three center LED strips from the fixture and replaced then with individual LED stars of the colors I wanted.


Here are the new LEDs in place and the first two soldered to the source wire.



Then the first row complete, second row complete and third row complete. These short wires take a long time to cut, tin, shape, and solder.







Then I needed to add some dimming control to the stock driver board. Not being able to dim the stock LEDs makes it very hard to acclimate new corals to these lights. So part of thos project is to make them dimmable. In order to do that with the stock driver board, I need to add a POT in series with the current sense resistors that are already on the board. So first thing I did was decide where my dimmer POTs where going to go and run some wires from there to the driver board. You can see it in this next picture. It's the yellow cable coming out from under the driver board, on the left, with the 8 wires coming out of it.



The next thing I had to do was unsolder the center leg from the LM317 chips to allow me to connect these wires to them and the resistors. First picture shows the center legs un-soldered and lifted up. The second picture shows the wires routed and connected to the LM317's with heat shrink in place.





The brown pair is for the next stage of the retro upgrade. Then I needed to install the dimming POTs. I placed them in the back corner on the opposite side of the hood from the driver board. I drilled the holes through the hood and mounted them and then connected all the wires.



Of course I forgot to take a picture of the POTs with the wires attached (I'll get one the next time I have the hood off and pulled apart).

Then I reassembled everything and tested out the upgrade. The colors I added were Neutral white, Deep Red, Green, Cyan, Pink, and cool blue.



Still have the final phase of the retro to complete with those last two LED strips but this is a huge change for now so I'll see how well the corals respond. KrazieClown
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Good Choice. What pump are you gonna use?
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OK! Thanks! I picked up a tunze osomolator nano on the sales over the weekend.
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