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post #21 of 105 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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good luck with the upgrade :)

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Thanks. I'm really excited. I just got done dry fitting. I need aquarium silicone before installing. My lid gets a lot of condensation.

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So I take it that it came in already? I ran mine about 4 days before sealing the ends with no problems. I was too excited not to try them out.

The only thing I am going to do now is upgrade the power supply. Not only am I running the strip I am running the factory LED pods on the small wall wort that came with the strip. I have noticed that the lights are not as bright so I have a more robust PS I want to try.

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Yeah. They came Sunday! I have exposed wire an a lot of condensation on the hood I would rather be safe than sorry. Do tell about the power source upgrade!

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I 'aquired' several power supplies while working at my old job. They output both 12vdc and 5vdc. I have three of them and they are rated at 1500mA, 2000mA and 3500mA.

I am going to start out with the 1500mA and see how it goes. The one PS that came with the strip is rated for 1000mA

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Hmmmm. Not very electronic savy but I'm interested. Let me know how it goes man!

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will do. Keep an eye on your lights too. If they start to dim you can probably find a more powerful wall wort on ebay. I hold on to things and have about 15+ wall worts in a box in my garage. Never know when you might need one.

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Any suggestion on what size wall wort. I have a few too

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12VDC and greater than a 1000mA output. Just make sure it DOES NOT say 12VAC that will destroy the LED's since they are not rated for AC.

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My tank in the beginning with one small led

My tank with a temporary 80 dollar 8000k stunner led setup

My tank now with 3 feet of 6500k 4 wat LEDs off eBay

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