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    upgrade to LEDs

    I have now moved ATS from overflow to the sump, light is not right yet but it is now double sided. I'm waiting on LED's to arrive. I have attached photo's of screen from overflow ATS (has been there for 12 days) screen clean and ATS upgrade.
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    Hi Guys,
    Starting to get somewhere now, LED's arrived yesterday. I wired up first side today. I have basically gone with Ace's advise but I did add some more LED's seeing my driver could handle 12 LED's. I have wired up (for each side of scrubber) 6 x red 660nm, 2x 2800k, 2 x 420nm, 2x RB. The other shots of screen cleaning at week 3 under CFL's. Will keep you posted on build and results with the LED's.
    Ben

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    Looks good! Definitely keep us updated. I have a feeling it is going to work fantastic.

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    Thanks for your advise Ace, made it a lot easier to build!!

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    Where you buy heatsink ?

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    Hi Kotlec,
    Bought it at-
    http://www.aquastyleonline.com/categ...ng/Heat-Sinks/
    Cheers Ben

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    Thanks mate

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    Let it grow a bit longer next time. I find my LED scrubber explodes with growth the second week.
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    Thanks Kerry, will do.
    This morning I have temporarily put the LED's in on one side. I havn't finished ATS or the LED's for the other side yet. But I'm eager to get some good growth. It's a bit cramped in the sump but you get the idea (moved CFL's out of the way to get the shot)

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    Did you use LED Seal on it to protect the LEDs? Or at least have a splash shield (they will get splashed on, no question). Those pictures are way to tiny, I can't see much. Your screen almost seems smaller than the LED light, which I would say if it is anywhere close, then you could move the LEDs in closer to the center of the heatsink, otherwise the 4 reds on the end will be wasting 1/2 their light off the ends of the screen.

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