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Old 09-26-2014, 04:06 PM   #11
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What would be your size recommendation for one lighting unit that will keep me from having to buy a new one down the road? Or are you also suggesting the two lights as well? Sorry so many questions, just trying to do it right the first time.


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The taotronics that I've seen reefers use only come in one size. Each one is good coverage for around 2 ft of tank.
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Units that size are pretty standard in a 2 ft area being covered.


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Thanks guys. It's a lot easier to make decisions like these with input from you all. Thanks.


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When it comes to Taotronics, I have a 48 in 55 gallon tank, and to do it right, I went two Taotronic units.
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I have a 40gb and its 36" . I guess If I need 2 lights I will have a 6" overhang on either side.


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The lights are just over a foot long. They cover more area than the fixtures cover.

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I'll post some pictures when I get them. I'm in no rush, tank is still cycling and from what I have read you have to wait at least another month to add corals after the cycle is complete?
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I'll post some pictures when I get them. I'm in no rush, tank is still cycling and from what I have read you have to wait at least another month to add corals after the cycle is complete?
That's a good plan. The slower the better when salt water is concerned
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Slow is good! Yes, they cover more than their size.
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