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I have had my 55 gallon aquarium for half a year now and wondered "what do my fish do after the main lights go off?" I began searching the internet a...
Once you have decided to build these lights, you must decide how many LED's and which ones you will use. I went with 8 LED's, 4 in each hood and it t...
LED's - blue in color Resistors Wire - small gauge Power supply (old transformer) Screwdriver Soldering Gun/Iron Solder Glue gun Glue sticks Drill Dr...
Pretty self explanatory, just take out the bulb, and undo the screws to remove the white reflector. Don't harm the existing wiring or hardware.
Next we are going to drill holes in the hood to accommodate the LED diodes and the power wires. For the LED's, start small and work up to a size that...
It's time to wire up the LED's in the configuration that you determined in the beginning. I recommend that you leave a few extra inches of wire. If ...
As the title says, glue the LED's in place and make sure that the LED's are straight and the head is not glue covered.
One Hood Run the transformer wires into the hood through the hole you created and connect them. Make sure that the polarity is correct! More than...
As the title says, reinstall the entire reflector/bulb holder setup into the case. Replace the screws and reinstall the fluorescent tube. If you hav...
If you have a longer tank like a 55g and it has two separate hoods, then you are going to need to repeat steps 3 through 8 for the second side.
Pretty self explanatory. Connect the positive wires together and the negative wires together separately. Wire the corresponding transformer wires wi...
It is finally time to test the lights and see if all your hard work has paid off. Just set the hoods upside down on a table and plug them in. Be pre...
The time has come to put the hood(s) back on the aquarium and try them out. If you are using a timer, bypass it for now. You should not be able to t...
You don't necessarily need a timer as these use so little power. If you want to you can, just set it to come on 1hr before main lights go out and off...
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