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Old 07-31-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Help with lighting, please!

I'm interested in upgrading my lighting from a double bright led to something reef capable. I have a 55 gallon tank. My budget is tight so im doing a lot of shopping around and research. I found this light on eBay and would like to know if anyone has it or has an opinion on it. Any help is appreciated!
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=160834542965
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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I'd go with LED's bulbs are goin to run you around $ 120 a year
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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True. Keeping LEDs does make since. Maybe I'll just add the marineland reef capable to my existing double bright fixture.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #4
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The marineland's are not that bright You may want to look into the TaoTroncis dimmable on ebay they run around $170 and you can keep just about any coral under them
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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I agree. Or SOLs or radions if there within the budget.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:02 PM   #6
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Would i need 2 of the taotronic units? I've been looking at those and I like the thought of dimmable LEDs. Seems like there are a lot of people who like them.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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You might be able to get a way with one because they dont have any lens so the light spread's out a lot the ends wont be as bright as the middle though. I had two over my 8ft tank and had no problems, i just added the third (gift from my wife)
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You had 2 over an 8ft tank?????? With corals?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:17 PM   #9
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Yea the ends were a little dark oddly enough my zoas and mushrooms thrived there the birds-nest and monti were right in the middle though The BN is growing like a weed now
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