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Old 01-03-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Led lighting height

Took some advice a few weeks ago and invested in a taotronic unit. I have a 3ft x 16" x 16". What height above the water would you recomend i set the light at? Thanks

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I have mine about 6" above the water, but if you only have 1 for a 3' tank, it's best to raise it to get better spread. You'll have to experiment to see what height gives you the best coverage.

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My tank is 36x18 and I also have a taotronic panel . Mine is 8 inches above the water.
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it is depend on your application as well, if you using it to keep SPS, I don't think you can move the fixture higher. For most LED the regular rule is to have it at about 6-10" high. If you have 120 degree lenses, you might be ok to have it lower than that as larger degree of lenses will lower the PAR/PUR right under the fixture. If you have 120 degree lenses and hang it too high, you will lose lots PAR/PUR
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