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Old 07-16-2015, 12:22 PM   #271
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9" off the water.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:29 PM   #272
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Hm, well it is a tad close...I'd want to be 10-12. Might want to try it before throwing money at a new fixture.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:34 PM   #273
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Any higher the light goes completely all over the room... From the looks of the pic I may have hung it higher than 9"...

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Yeah, looks higher than 9...hm...well I'm a tad baffled. You're sure it's the lighting? Have you tried putting new coral in the sandbed on the sides and moving them in before up?
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Yea I've acclimated everything like that. I had to ramp back the blues to about 10% at 1 point and start all over. It's frustrating to say the least.
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Hm...odd. It sounds like the same issue Carey went through with her Taos. She ditched it back to T5HO. It is a sad case not to be able to diagnose the issue at hand, but these LEDs penetrate water very effectively compared to bulbs. If it is a move you want to make then I'd jump back into your comfort zone...just too bad you had to waste money on the route current before discovering the issue at hand.
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:35 PM   #277
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Ehhh it is what it is. We all learn in this hobby and I'm always happy to improve, even if it means stepping back with technology... I'll hang onto the Tao in case I get a bigger tank, and maybe I'll have better luck with it.
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That makes no sense to me, you should be able to dial the Taos in, they aren't that strong. But each to their own!


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Old 07-16-2015, 03:35 PM   #279
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Rebuild 40 breeder softy/LPS

Whelp just had a nice conversation with my LFS regarding LED and T5... I'm going to be ordering in the AquaticLife 36" 4 bulb with moonlight, programmable fixture. It will set me back about $350. I'm not really too concerned with the cost factor. I've been doing a lot of hunting around online and it seems like even systems with LED are still being complimented with T5's... It's my opinion and how I feel, but I think it will be a better choice for my tank.
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Whelp just had a nice conversation with my LFS regarding LED and T5... I'm going to be ordering in the AquaticLife 36" 4 bulb with moonlight, programmable fixture. It will set me back about $350. I'm not really too concerned with the cost factor. I've been doing a lot of hunting around online and it seems like even systems with LED are still being complimented with T5's... It's my opinion and how I feel, but I think it will be a better choice for my tank.
I used an AquaticLife 36" 2 bulb T5 ho before I switched to my LEDS. Had good results with it.
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