Seachem DIY Picture Competition

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  1. hails

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    This competition is kindly sponsored by Seachem.

    To enter:

    Post a picture of any freshwater aquarium DIY project you have completed or are in the process of completing.

    Rules:

    - One entry per person to be posted on this thread.
    - The moderators reserve the right to ask for further verification if required.
    - The competition is open to those residing in South Africa.
    - The competition will close at midnight on 20 June 2014, the winner will be announced the following week.
    - The competiton will roll over to the next month if a minimum of 10 entries is not received.
    - The moderators and admin reserve the right to accept or reject any entry as they see fit.
    - The moderator's decision is final.


    Prize:

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    The prize consists of the following Seachem Flourish supplements:

    1 x Iron
    1 x Phoshorus
    1 x Excel
    1 x Nitrogen
    1 x Comprehensive Supplement
    1 x Trace
    1 x Potassium
    1 x Gravel bed supplement tabs

    A big thank you to Seachem for sponsoring this prize as well as Aquarium Depot for assisting with the delivery :)


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  3. OP
    hails

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    The prize is worth over a grand :tongue:
     
  4. HEIHACHI

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    Chongkie show us your diy with the rocks and cupboards on your malawi tank
     
  5. Broder

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    Should it be a single picture, or can we post a sequence of pictures?
     
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    hails

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    You are welcome to have up to ten pictures of the same DIY project.
     
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  7. sub-lime

    sub-lime Somethings Fishy...

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    My 180w DIY LED System. Runs at 85% duty so 150w +- true output (Excl 1w led's).

    Mounted on a 2m x 25cm pine board stained dark.

    6x 30w 6700K Led Chips with 80mm Round heatsink and fan combo. (Chips are easily replaced as i use crocodile clips)
    5x 1w 450nm led's
    5x 1w 680nm Led's

    Currently running for over a year with almost no issues. - besides me pouring a bucket of water on 2 chips while doing WC :(

    I have had incredible growth with this setup.

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  8. Chongkie

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    Haha, will see...
     
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    You know you want to :)
     
  10. joehayes

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    DIY first 5

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    Last 4 pics and final result.

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    Sorry, i'm not the best at documenting my stuff... I think I get too involved and just forget. hehe.

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    Top shelf Chongkie! ! @joehayes dude where have you been hiding? ? That is an epic build!
     
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  17. DaChicken

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    Good morning...

    Let's give this a try...

    My DIY LED unit for my 430 liter freshwater aquarium:
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    Specs for the lighting unit:

    2X 30Watt cool white Flood lights (12000 - 15000 K)
    10X 3Watt warm white leds (3000 - 3500 K)
    4X 3Watt blue leds (465 nm)
    8X 3Watt red leds (625 nm)

    The total lumens of this unit is 6600 lumens.

    The unit can be expanded by adding up to 20 more leds to the heat sinks.

    The dimensions of the unit:
    1000mm length
    200mm width
    80mm height

    The overall power used by this unit:
    approx. 130 Watt

    I just ordered an Arduino board to be able to simulate the light according to a proper sunrise / sunset.

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    My other project which I did was my DIY filter for the same 430 liter freshwater aquarium... It has a refugium in the middle:


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    Specs for the filter:

    60 liter tank
    contains 2x 200 Watt heaters
    3200 liter/hour submersible pump
    Two sections with batting
    3 tubs for filter inserts: Gravel for large filtering, gravel for fine filtering, bioballs, and activated carbon.

    :D
     
  19. DaChicken

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    Couple of photos to indicate that I personally have built the LED Unit:

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  20. francoisve

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    Jeepers!!! ASTOUNDING work everyone!!! Wow it looks like there are some seriously talented members on here!!!
     
  21. sub-lime

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    Really impressed with the DIY efforts here! Well done :)
     

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