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post #41 of 105 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Great job guys. Don't forget before pictures to see how your plants are reacting to the new lights. Hopefully tonight I can upgrade my PS for the lights.

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post #42 of 105 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 05:45 PM
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Can't wait too see picks of updated power source

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Hey there! Sorry if this is a bother or anything but for some reason no matter how many times I reload this thread the pictures wont show up.
Is there a way you could link to the pictures?

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post #44 of 105 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Wasn't able to get PS upgrade accomplished and tonight I will probably be doing a vacuum because of the snails

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Are you looking for my pictures or everyone else's? A lot of people have all the pictures in their photo albums. Just click on the username and go to view public profile. On the right hand side you will see links to their photo albums. Here are mine

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No problem man an I have a album called led upgrade that has all of my pictures

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I just bought this the other day to upgrade the lighting on one of these. I was too lazy to get the strips you have to cut, though I'm not sure these LEDs are 6500k.

I did get a http://www.creativelightings.com/Sam...frs-sample.htm to light a bubble gum machine that I'm turning into a small planted tank. Can't wait to get that project finished!
how do you know what power supply you need and where do you get it? this looks slightly easier then the one you cut.
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how do you know what power supply you need and where do you get it? this looks slightly easier then the one you cut.
It requires a 12V power supply. The amps aren't nearly as important, though the higher the amps, the more light it can support. I've got mine on a 12V/2A adapter for testing. I haven't installed them yet, but I'd guess I could easily run up to 6 of these on 2A. I haven't stuck a multimeter on it yet after it passes through the strand.

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Sorry for the lack of updates. I updated my PS but didn't notice any brightness change. My wife says since I look it at so much that I may not see the difference. The PS does run cooler since it is more robust than the wall wart that came with the strip. I will post some pics of my plants later tonight.

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so your ps is now a 12vdc 1.5a?
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post #50 of 105 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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yes, that is correct. It can be confusing since some label it as 1500mA which is saying the same thing as 1.5 A. I do have two other PS's that are capable of 2A and 3.5A. So I can always put in a lot more light if needed

And here is the picture that I promised a few days ago. I know its time to trim the anacharis again and I have some plants coming in the mail from another member.

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