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Old 04-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #21
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Is there any other system other then the taotronics one? Can't find that one on eBay. Anything else??
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #22
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Amazon.com: Zoo Med AquaSun T5-HO Double Light Linear Fluorescent Hood, 24-Inch: Pet Supplies

what do you think of this one? its a double fluorescent HO t5 ??

instead of the LED?
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:12 PM   #23
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My tank is 72X18X24 so I got three18 to 24 in. size Marineland LED lights as they don't have a 72 in light. I put them going front to back rather than long way over the tank. I think I might get a forth one when I see how things in the tank look.
FORGET IT!! Marineland may use the term REEF in their led name, but it doesn't make it true. You would need no less than 3 x 36", 27 led light systems for every 2 feet of tank width. So for your 6 foot tank you will need 9, yes I said 9 of their 24-36" led lights to support corals in your tank.

MARINELAND DOES NOT MAKE A REEF CAPABLE LIGHT.

I think we need a sticky that says that.
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Amazon.com: Zoo Med AquaSun T5-HO Double Light Linear Fluorescent Hood, 24-Inch: Pet Supplies

what do you think of this one? its a double fluorescent HO t5 ??

instead of the LED?
In your small tank that light will support mushrooms and polyps (zoas and palys etc) and possibly some LPS (perhaps of the hammer, torch and frogspawn family). A nice starter light for some decent starter corals. No SPS tho.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:12 AM   #25
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Spend the money and get the AI sol super blue. I love mine and have seen tremendous growth since adding it. It's fantastic!
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:43 AM   #26
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Goto Amazon.com and search. Taotronics 120 watt Dimmable LED. Great light plenty of bright left in mine, I've only turned it up all the way a couple of times but never use it at full power.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:01 AM   #27
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Goto Amazon.com and search. Taotronics 120 watt Dimmable LED. Great light plenty of bright left in mine, I've only turned it up all the way a couple of times but never use it at full power.
Is that one good for all corals? The only issue with that one is I don't like the hanging from the ceiling I like how the others attach over the tank.

Ingy I agree that there should be a sticky on marineland led system cause they had me sold that it would be great for corals.
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Is that one good for all corals? The only issue with that one is I don't like the hanging from the ceiling I like how the others attach over the tank.

Ingy I agree that there should be a sticky on marineland led system cause they had me sold that it would be great for corals.
I've seen stand offs that could connect to the ends or you can make something out of acrylic .

You are correct, I don't like the hanging light look either and people forget to mention the fish you will lose from jumpers when you have an open tank.
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Yeah that's my turn off from the taotronics 120w. I was looking at some tanks with egg crate for top. Which didn't look bad.

What is everyone using on there tanks? I like to have all kinds of coral and not worry if my lights can support them. If I have to ill buy the taotronics
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Charlie, the nice thing about that light is it will support your next tank when you realize you have to upgrade.
Personally I'm waiting for Taotrinics to make their 160W dimmable as I have a very deep (31") tank. Besides, money is an issue right now. AI Sol make a nice light with more option, but a bit pricier.
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