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CHU-CUOI
23rd Sep 2010, 08:42 PM
Hi There!

This is my DIY Lighting, all off you can do it

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7942/83825893.jpg

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/6821/13xx8.jpg
The poor tools :p

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2248/68316068.jpg

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/2944/15ct7.jpg

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/8465/98573663.jpg

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/765/79419875.jpg

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3540/51414079.jpg

CHU-CUOI
23rd Sep 2010, 08:48 PM
I use the Aluminum 3mm to made the body.

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7169/65711591.jpg

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/1396/69754130.jpg

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4911/89475183.jpg

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1026/25433796.jpg

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2772/86521573.jpg

CHU-CUOI
23rd Sep 2010, 09:01 PM
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9067/23039166.jpg

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3822/26927198.jpg

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4817/54929951.jpg

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/3064/12993757.jpg

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/8261/75189540.jpg

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/791/40978653.jpg

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/4666/42878370.jpg

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/411/36108247.jpg

seetharam
23rd Sep 2010, 10:31 PM
This is an Awesome DIY Lighting, Thanks for sharing. One question, the yellow material that you have used on the side, what is that?

Would be great if you can put up some more info on things like measurements (if possible) , How did you manage to bend the sheet in a perfect way etc, Thanks.

CHU-CUOI
24th Sep 2010, 12:22 AM
Hi Seetharam

The yellow material is mica, I use 502 glue to stick them together.

measurements, I think it is depend on your tank size.


How did you manage to bend the sheet in a perfect way etc,

I use this one us a mold to bend it.
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/6291/11lr2.jpg

CHU-CUOI
24th Sep 2010, 12:33 AM
this is the tank

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/4287/1hqd1.jpg

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/2321/1aach9.jpg

seetharam
24th Sep 2010, 12:47 AM
Thanks a Lot for the reply , very helpful , Thanks :)

myronas_gr
24th Sep 2010, 07:21 AM
:drummer::guitarist :wall: :stars: :freak: :shocked2:

GREAT tank, and light!!! :thumbsup:

:glasses2:

Varez_6
21st Feb 2011, 07:26 AM
Nicelly done. I was looking for a diy project like this to do to myself. Thanks

myles
21st Feb 2011, 08:33 AM
this has got me realy thinking great idea ;; what kind of paint and glue did you use .looke great thankyou'

blacksheep998
21st Feb 2011, 12:33 PM
That is an amazing DIT light. I wish I could do something like that.

Unfortuinatly I have a cat whogets into EVERYTHING so I have to have tight fitting lids on all my tanks and have the filters taped shut. But your light is beautiful.

dageti84
4th Mar 2011, 06:15 PM
very nice work :)

CHU-CUOI
17th Apr 2011, 07:08 PM
Another Lamp,

Named "Cuội_Infinity Solar (CIS)"

these ara some photos to share with you

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/1619/cuoisloarlamp01gu1.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1176/cuoisloarlamp02hr2.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/2157/cuoisloarlamp03hw3.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/7600/cuoisloarlamp04ms6.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9252/cuoisloarlamp05bf8.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/7384/cuoisloarlamp06ur8.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/5134/cuoisloarlamp07qf5.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/5126/cuoisloarlamp08lv2.jpg

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/19/cuoisloarlamp09gc9.jpg

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3117/cuoisloarlamp010zi7.jpg

powerreef
17th Apr 2011, 09:30 PM
Impressive CHU CUOI. If you can upgrade the fan in the fixture and add splash guard to cover the bulb, it look better. You are a pro DYI master.

seetharam
17th Apr 2011, 11:09 PM
WOW!!! Hats off to your DIY Skills

Could you give more details on the way you have made this? What is the material you have used? for the sides and cover? Looks like it bends easily into shape.

CHU-CUOI
18th Apr 2011, 01:05 AM
Thank to all comments

and here are some photos of detail

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7342/1aca2.jpg
Design

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9649/1bma8.jpg
stick the drawing on a aluminum cladding

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3148/1crr0.jpg
Sawing (hand made)

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/6058/1dww1.jpg
finish, I have this one

CHU-CUOI
18th Apr 2011, 01:18 AM
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/623/2ahs0.jpg
the same way, I stick the drawing on a pieces of mica ( 8mm thickness )

http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/7776/2bng4.jpg
By sawing, I have two pieces of mica with shape like this

http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/363/2cvk5.jpg
the aluminum and mica are mounted together

CHU-CUOI
18th Apr 2011, 01:27 AM
and now, bending the light body. I use the same material - aluminum cladding (3mm thickness)

http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/3089/3bbh5.jpg

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2281/3esi2.jpg

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/672/3cvw3.jpg

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/134/3djg9.jpg

Trying to beding like that

CHU-CUOI
18th Apr 2011, 01:35 AM
Using a Alu square box tube as a backbone of the lamp

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5299/4dfl8.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/2349/4afo1.jpg

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/4558/4blf5.jpg

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/2204/5aas5.jpg
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3198/5cxr5.jpg

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http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9503/5ftl3.jpg

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/373/5bvn8.jpg

CHU-CUOI
18th Apr 2011, 01:43 AM
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/3616/6crz0.jpg

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/4404/6beg8.jpg

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5052/6dih9.jpg

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5052/6dih9.jpg

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7696/6fdo1.jpg

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seetharam
18th Apr 2011, 03:29 AM
Thank You So Much for those detailed Pictures, Very Very Helpful, You are really good with design and with your hands :-)

Jacks0nxD
18th Apr 2011, 01:12 PM
looks cool! made it all yourself? looks very detailed and professional in my opinion :blush: but didn't made some LED lights in it? Had it in my tank, red and blue LED strips for some kind of night/moon light idea, don't know if it has some effect but it looks cool :D

kermit01
11th May 2011, 03:32 PM
This is really awesome! Keep up the great work! It's really helpful! :)

GoranX
27th May 2011, 08:44 AM
Great project, you are quite a handyman!!!
I dont understand what mica material is it this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mica ?
or is it called something else, plastic tables or plexiglass materials are very expensive