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Old 08-11-2012, 06:05 AM   #1
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Good LEDs to support SPS

Im looking for good LED lights to support soft coral growth and looking for suggestions. Ive heard of EShine, Radion and Maxspect but since Im new to hobby just some input is appreciated. Presently I have a 36" 50gal but will be upgrading to a 100-125gal in the future.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Look at taotronics 120w led, get the dimmable version. Same wattage as radions just not a polished and fewer bells and whistles.
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Aqua Illumination SOL Blue. Love it
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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Look at taotronics 120w led, get the dimmable version. Same wattage as radions just not a polished and fewer bells and whistles.
+1 Taotronics are your best bet for the price range. A local coral aquaculturer I know uses only taotronics and is running about 15 of their systems with great growth in everything hes got
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I love my AI SOL BLUE LED fixture with the controller. But everyone will have different opinions.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:21 AM   #6
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I heard bad things about TaoTronics, See here:

TaoTronics, SkyLED LED Light Reviews | My Aquarium Opinions
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I have the taotonics. Ur more then welcome to look at my thread and see the growth of my corals. It's called kio 3.0. I have 4 nem's, a clam, and several corals. These lights have even fallen in the tank and are still working! Say what you will, but I'll stand behind them. JMO.
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Hate to crash the thread, but how high are you keeping them from the water and what percentage do you have them dimmed at?
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I just ordered 2 dimmable Taos on the recommendations of many people on this forum many of whom have decades of experience and are running rather large systems. I am very confident that I will be happy with them, but I will post more once I actually get them running. I am replacing and aqua medic fixture with 2 ML and 2 T5 actinics.

BTW, I have seen many people post link to them for sale on amazon. That is where I started and they were $189. I searched taotronics dimmable. I noticed the seller was Complete Filtration Services Inc. so I googled them and found there yahoo store which had the same lights for $165 with $0.99 shipping.

http://www.cfsco.net/aqledli12bld.html

I can't believe I am lighting my tank with led for $330!
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Hate to crash the thread, but how high are you keeping them from the water and what percentage do you have them dimmed at?
7inches above the water. I also have them on a railing system.
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