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Old 03-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #21
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look into the TaoTronic dimmable LED $ 149.00 on ebay these will let you keep any coral or nem you may want. Also you wont need a skimmer so you can save some $$.
+1 got my first Tao on Friday and LOVE it! Completely changed how my tank looks. Not to mention I went to coralcon in Orlando and picked up a clam, favia, monti and some solar flare zoas which look amazing under it!

My personal opinion is go LED
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+1 got my first Tao on Friday and LOVE it! Completely changed how my tank looks. Not to mention I went to coralcon in Orlando and picked up a clam, favia, monti and some solar flare zoas which look amazing under it!

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Is this the one? TaoTronics TT-GL002 Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue LED Grow Light 120W Black

What about coral burnout? I won't be able to hang the LEDs, so I will need a bracket of some sort to support this.
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you want these New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light White US | eBay you can dim them so they wont melt your coral. it's easy to make a rack out of angle iron to support the light mine are mounted to the top of my canopy with D clips and eye hooks.
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Mine is mounted on a plant hanger
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hmm..i'm not seeing that model on the TaoTronic site...is the dimmer an aftermarket modification?

Nevermind...I'm seeing it on Amazon, too...
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There site shows 1st gen. lights shoot them an e-mail for pricing on the dimmable
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What about this one: reefbreeders

My only concern about eBay items is warranty servicing...
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What about coral burnout? I won't be able to hang the LEDs, so I will need a bracket of some sort to support this.
These are the lights I have and love them.. Several others in here have them as well. I recently went to coralcon and about 70% of the vendors had these lights or similar lighting their displays. Great lights, and the fact they are dimmable makes the easy for coral acclimation

Also, for what it's worth I got mine off eBay $204 shipped.
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What about this one: reefbreeders

My only concern about eBay items is warranty servicing...
Those were my 1st choice But there never in stock As for the taotronics one of mine had a loud fan i wrote them and they did send a replacement with no problem
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I think I will go with Reefbreeders, since they include right angle plugs, which I'd want, and would have to purchase on the side with the TaoTronics unit.

I would just need one for a 20 gallon tank (24 inches long), right? And how high above the tank should I mount them to prevent burnout?
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