They say you only need to put your AquaFarm in a sunny window shade, and that may work in Southern California, but here in New England, you can't grow much without a decent grow light. Most grow lights available are 1) Bulky 2) Ugly 3) Expensive and 4) Power Hungry. The goal of this project is to create something elegant and efficient and looks like it belongs with the AquaFarm. I'm using LED's and knowledge resources from LEDSupply who is located nearby in Vermont, and has tons of great information for hackers and artists alike.
The main chassis of this project is meant to simply clip to the back of the aquaponics tank and double as a heat sink for the LED's. Hopefully no active cooling will be necessary.