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Old 02-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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Upgrading from t5's to LEDs

I just bought 2 taotronics dimmable fixtures. They are going on my 90. I have a 48" t5 fixture right now with 4 bulbs, 54watt each. Now should I worry about burning my corals and should I light acclimate?
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I just bought 2 taotronics dimmable fixtures. They are going on my 90. I have a 48" t5 fixture right now with 4 bulbs, 54watt each. Now should I worry about burning my corals and should I light acclimate?
Definitely light acclimate. Maybe start the lights at 10% and gradually/weekly turn em up a bit more. Basically the same thing I did with my 90. I have 1 165w dimmable fixture(eventually have 2).
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Yea I deff am going to acclimate. I've been reading and it seems to be the main thing. I don't wana burn my corals
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Yea I deff am going to acclimate. I've been reading and it seems to be the main thing. I don't wana burn my corals
As long as you don't have too much light too fast, you'll be fine
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I hope these LEDs are as awese as everyone says they are!
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I hope these LEDs are as awese as everyone says they are!
I enjoy mine very much. How many watts are they each?
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132w taotronic LEDs
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Yeah you'll definitely like them
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Ya i love mine. Sps love them too! I started at 50% and now run them on full. Some coral have to be in the sand caouse they are just too strong. Keep an eye on your existing coral and if you see some fading move them down a while...
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Awesome, can't wait to get them! They are supposed to be here tomorrow! So excited!
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