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Old 07-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #11
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With the AI Sol lights, you might need 2 fixtures, but if you hung the Radions a bit higher you could most likely get away with 1. The widest part of my tank is about 36", maybe more and I have lower light coral like mushrooms and a fox in the corners. Higher light like scan, favia, torch, and frogspawn toward the middle. If you rationalize it that way, it's basically the same price point for both. Just my opinion. Mine are also not mounted properly, sitting 2" above (have to build something to hang from) and the spread is plenty.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #12
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If ur looking at it that way, then a single SOL would work too. Hang it a little higher over the center and increase the intensity. Put ur lower light corals or softies on the outskirts
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #13
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Yea that's what I will do. Just hang it higher to allow for softies and sps
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:05 PM   #14
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Smart move. Cost effective
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:32 AM   #15
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Why not check out the dimmable taotronics, the ultimate cost effective led, I haven't heard anything bad about them, and at 120w for around $200 you can't beat the price. Just sayin
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #16
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I'll check them out. Who do you know that has the lights on the forum. I want to look at some build threads.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #17
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Carey has them , mr.x, many others I Bought some for my sisters tank, there are many others just search the forum, just get the dimmable ones they are a little harder to find and a little more expensive but worth it to be able to tune the output and color you like. I went the DIY route and it cost me the same to build myself as one of these watt for watt.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #18
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I would buy these if you were going to go through eBay, this is a reputable seller in the US, and pretty good price.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=61004025687
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