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Old 07-26-2013, 01:17 AM   #1
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lighting my next 75 build

So I'm debating what I want to do as far as lighting for my my next tank which will be a 75 sps dominant build. I want to go with good,reliable lights. Ive used the taotronics already and they are ok but I personally think they give crappy color for high light acros etc. I've been looking at AI sols or vega, the maxspect razor(not sure if they make a 48" version or if 2 20" versions would work) , the kessil pendants, or maybe the ecotech razors if I can find them for cheap. Also if anyone knows of any good 8-10 bulb t5ho fixtures that are not gonna make me go broke I would also consider those. I'm not too into MH because of heat issues and I want as much consistency as possible since this is going to be an sps dominant tank
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:17 AM   #2
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Do they make the Taos in full spectrum? That might be a more cost effective alternative maybe?
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:10 AM   #3
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There is a digital programmable Tao on amazon for $399 that has a broader spectrum of led colors, also has sunrise/sunset and nightlight features
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:10 AM   #4
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I have a 125 mixed with nems, I had a 2 bulb ho T5 across the back for morning and evening, my main light was a 2x250 MH that sat about 3 inches off the water. I have had pretty 0 issues in the last 5 years with my tank, but current no longer makes my MH lighting fixture and it was slowly falling apart, so I took the plunge and bought 2-27" 160 watt 10K maxspect razor. I was very concerned that my nems would be unhappy with the new lighting and move and get sucked into one of the 5 PH. They havnt moved in 5 years. But 2 weeks in and the lights at 90% during peak days times, and sitting 6 inches off the water, everything seems fine, I will take them to 100 next week. They only make a 20 and a 27. These are very nice lights, sleek, well made, They come with adjustable tank brackets and all the ceiling hanging hardware. I like the look, the shimmer and color is just as good as my MH were. The programming is set up for manual, 2 preset lighting programs and a total programable mode. A very nice piece of equipment
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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Do you guys think that 2x of the maxspect razor 20" would provide sufficient coverage of a 48" aquarium?
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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speaking from experience on the razor, yes Im running 2 27' FOR A 72 inch
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