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Old 03-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Is this lighting enough for coral?

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=270993731485

I also have a marine land light giving off 600 lumens with blue and white lights

Just still I can get better lighting
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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Just till* I get a better light
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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I have a 55 gallon tank
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:19 AM   #4
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By the looks of it, no I don't think it would support corals. If you could find out the wattage of the individual LEDs that would be helpful. Or the PAR reading on them? I wouldn't purchase this light...
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:36 AM   #5
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By the looks of it, no I don't think it would support corals. If you could find out the wattage of the individual LEDs that would be helpful. Or the PAR reading on them? I wouldn't purchase this light...
+1 I see nothing on that page that indicates they would keep even the lowest light corals
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #6
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I tried this exact light, it burned out within a month of installing. The guy did send me a new one that I haven't re-installed. As for corals, I didn't have anything but low light corals at the time. The problem is you have to pretty much seal the back of it from being able to get water on it with silicone or salt water will get in it and short it out. That is a suggestion in the instructions, not a requirement. I did ask him some questions about PAR level, etc and he had no clue. Long story short, I wouldn't recommend it, although I've got a brand new 9 ft strip I'll make you a good deal on.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #7
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Ya I'm not going to get this light. Thank you guys for the feedback. Saved me money!!! But what are the best lights you would recommend?
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Yep that's not gonna work. I've looked at those exact lights. If you cheap like me, I ended up getting a xen-lux 120 Watt led fixture off eBay for about $130. It works great and is just like the taotronics but it doesn't have a dimmer. I haven't had any problems with it.
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The best are probably the AI SOLS but they are very pricey. There are a lot of threads on here. Check out reef lighting the best bang for your Buck on here.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:56 PM   #10
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TaoTronics TT-AL09 Dimmable Coral Reef Tank Light Led Aquarium Light 120w 55*3w Seperate Knobs Cords;Blue:White 28:27;two-year Warranty

Would 1 be fine for a 55 gallon tank?
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