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Old 05-20-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Jordan's 100 gallon FOWLR

I'm planning my 100 gallon reef. The tank is still very dirty (turtles) and sitting in my fish room. Plus, I am in school full time, so I don't have much time or money. So this is going to be a lot of research and a small amount of progress starting out.

Right now, I'm trying to decide on lights. It's a 6 foot tank. I'm seriously considering LEDs. Does anyone have any suggestions on good lights? What is the price range I will be looking at for high quality lights that will grow all corals? I am just now interested in LED lighting, so I don't know what my options are.

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Tao tronics... Look up amazon for them
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These are the ones I bought. My tank is 4ft so I bought these 2 units. You may need 3 or 4 for a 6ft tank - I'm not sure - someone will probably chime in.

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Subscribed. I'll help where I can. Taotronics seems to be the best bang for your buck. Search: lighting your reef... best bang four your buck.
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Taos are great, I got two for my 55 and they are awesome.. I have a monti cap existing with growth, a birdsnest branching out and softies growing great.. The dimmable part is awesome to. Separate chords for the blue and white so easy to use with timers and finding a color temp you like.. Very strong to, you can keep anything you want under them
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Thanks everyone. If I were to get taotronics, how many of them would I have to buy for a 6 ft tank? And how often would I have to replace them?
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What are the dimensions of the tank? They cover a good 24 inches so there's a reference.. As far as changing, you won't have have to worry about that for at least a few years
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What are the dimensions of the tank? They cover a good 24 inches so there's a reference.. As far as changing, you won't have have to worry about that for at least a few years
Awesome. It's 72" long and 18" deep.
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Then 3 should be good
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Then 3 should be good
Alright. So if I was looking at the right ones it should be about $500?
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