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Old 09-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard of these lights?

am still looking for better lights to go over my 40 gallon breeder reef tank. I have been searching the internet for affordable led lights that would bee able to give me the power to dim the lights, have moon lights, and the full spectrum. I think that I have found a good candidate. Heres the thing my budget is 300 dollars I have looked at the 120w led panels which you can buy for around $120 each but that is just for the blue and white and has only 14,000K which is not good enough for me. However the lights that I found ranges from 14,000K to 20.000K which is ideal for my liking, but before I do buy the lights I would like to Know if anyone has owned these lights. If someone has owned them then i would please ask for a detailed review on fish tank color, heat made by light, coral growth, quality of item, and any other opinions that you may have. Even if you have not owned the light, If you find something about the light that I may have missed please leave a response.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A2ISM7LMJPJMOR
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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I would not use these. The purple, green and red will make the tank unnatural.
Full spectrum is not necessary for a reef tank. You need only blue light. The rest is for your viewing pleasure, and I don't think anyone wants a purple tank.
The straight blue and white fixtures are dimmable, so you can adjust the white down and have a 20k look if you like.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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So I took what you said and after a few minute of looking I came up with these.

http://www.amazon.com/5rainbow-Dimma...s=5rainbow+led
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Have you looked at rapid led? They might be a bit out of your budget but they are great IMO. http://www.rapidled.com/copy-of-stan...-non-dimmable/
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
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I do like those lights and how you can pick the colors of the light, but If I wanted to be able to dim them I would have to add on another 30 and it was already out of the range that pushes it a little too far out of my price rang range. I know that Saltwater tanks are not cheap especially reef tanks but I have to have a strict budget.

But thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:43 PM   #6
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Look at taotronic lights. They are dimmable and should fit right into your budget. They can be found on amazon.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:44 PM   #7
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http://www.amazon.com/TaoTronicsģ-Di.../dp/B0092LXQRM. Here is the link.
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So I took what you said and after a few minute of looking I came up with these.

Amazon.com: 5rainbow 24" 180w Dimmable Led Aquarium Light Coral Reef Grow Tank Fixture: Pet Supplies
The only thing I wonder about is the spread. Those LEDs in such a close grouping would possibly make a spotlight effect, unless you hung them pretty high off of the tank.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:54 PM   #9
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yeah my lfb (local fish buddy) was saying that to me. He has these lights..... http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/sicce-...led-light.html... over his custom 52 gallon aquarium. lets just say that he isn't in a money bind as of right now.

Now i am heading back to the 120w panels. Next time I go to a coral club get together (2 weeks) I think I will shop around and see if i can get some good deal on,a light fixture I will post to tell if I got anything good.
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yeah my lfb (local fish buddy) was saying that to me. He has these lights..... Sicce AM650 LED Light - Bulk Reef Supply... over his custom 52 gallon aquarium. lets just say that he isn't in a money bind as of right now.
That's just silly. He could build that fixture for a quarter of that, and use top of the line parts.
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