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Old 03-21-2014, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,
so I was reading through an old thread that I was in, and remembered this light being recommended by several users. With the normal Ebay panels rising in price (Blue/white led's costing $115 now)

Do you think these would do well for my 20g High?
I know aqua traders has had a bad rep, but they have stepped up their game recently.

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At 3 watts per LED diode it would probably grow coral quite well. That's how many watts the taotronics and most other LEDs we hang over our tanks.
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Right, that's why I kept looking into it.

The only concern I have is the blue:white ratio.
1:1.5
Blue being 1. That seems a little low? Or is it ok?
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I mean, I could always add some accent lighting; if it won't affect the corals growth wise, and it's just for appeal.
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This is not going to come close to the power that the Tao fixtures put out, and like you said, I don't think you are going to like the lack of blue. Those prices come up and down every so often. I would just wait until you see a cheap tao or similar offered. I just bought mine in Feb for under $100.00 shipped.
The blue is not for appeal. It's definitely delivering PAR. Lack of blue will make a difference IME.
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The thing with the Tao's, is that the number of blue/white fixtures has gone down too, is that why we have a rise in price? Disregard the price on this one though, it's on sale for $65 somewhere else. That's kind of suspicious though.
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If it is lacking blue, like X stated it'll make things 'meh'. And if that was the case, I'd want to put that little extra bang for your buck into the taotronics since they are much more proven out of their coral growing potency.
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Alright, good thing I came here for advice first! I'll have to watch the Tao prices then.
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The thing with the Tao's, is that the number of blue/white fixtures has gone down too, that's why we have a rise in price. Disregard the price on this one though, it's on sale for $65 somewhere else. That's kind of suspicious though.


No, that's not why. They go up and down every so often. It's already happened once before I bought mine. I think the guy is just trying to catch someone "asleep at the wheel" and make a home run sale. They will come back down.
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How long do you think it's gonna take for them to come back down?
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