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Old 07-06-2014, 10:02 PM   #11
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Has anybody tried the current USA orbit led lights? 139$ on amazon
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:25 PM   #12
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Fancy looking light that lacks the punch for higher light stuff. Just my $.02 but I would get a light that will support any thing because I guarantee the corals you think are cool when you first start and a year down the line will be different. The Tao style panel is cheaper and WAY more powerful.
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Fancy looking light that lacks the punch for higher light stuff. Just my $.02 but I would get a light that will support any thing because I guarantee the corals you think are cool when you first start and a year down the line will be different. The Tao style panel is cheaper and WAY more powerful.

You are right. The features on that lighting do seem cool but the taotronics gives me more options down the road. Looks like I can move the shelves up a bit and even remove one. How high above the tank should the taotronics be? Should I use a glass top or should the tank be topless?
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:26 AM   #14
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Lighting for a 20 long

To get full coverage you'll probably want to go12-16", mock it up and check but I pretty sure that's how high my RB value unit was over my 20. The top is up to you, I prefer topless and would use either the BRS mesh or egg crate over glass.
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Do you know anything about the aquamana aq? Seems similar to the taotronics. Driving myself crazy. The more I research the more questions I have. Guess better to do now before I buy.
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Have a link to that unit?


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A quick look at it makes me think it'll be ok.


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I use LEDs from BuildMyLED.com. They are fantastic, and can be had for a great price. If you can hold off till November, you can get a huge discount on their Black Friday sales.
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The OP has mentioned he only wanted simple corals. I would assume soft corals which are mostly easy and don't really need high intensity lights like the sps need. If that is the case there are regular chep LED lights that can support mushrooms, filter feeders and etc. However, this one I recommend is a good bargain and can support any corals you want.

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