So what was the cost and where did you get the wiring diagram to wire it all up? and did you need buckpucks or any stuff like that? and why the heat sink do they really get that hot?
The heat sink is very important. Even tho LED's don't tranfer heat to the tank, the do get very hot. I just turned of the fan for 2 min and the temp went from 84.8 to 86.4.
As far as driving the LED's, I used Mean Well drivers. They run a little better than buckpuck (at least thats my understanding.) and they have a built in power adaptor.
Wiring is easy. just solder the LED's + to - untill you reach your max per string. If your using buckpuck the max is 6 (correct me if I'm wrong) and for mean well's it is 13.
This whole project came out to about $250 not including any tools that I had to purchase.