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Old 08-20-2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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Hey Schism what are your thoughts on Par30 and Par38's?

You seem knowledgable so I wanted your opinion on it and figured it went with the topic at hand...

My friends tank(10g) has been doing well with the Par30's and there 74.00

Also Ledtric has the pretty popular Par38 back I stock. The full spectrum one. It looks pretty sweet.
Yeah they are not bad for smaller shallow tanks but i dont think they perform that well with deeper tanks. I think coverage is small too so for a larger tank you would need multiple Although i dont have any experience with them besides reviews and 2nd hand accounts. So take my opinion with a grain of salt on the par 30's and 38's.
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Gotcha thanks! Was looking into one for my 8 gallon.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #13
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Alright. Thanks for the info everyone. I'll be looking at these options instead.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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Anytime! Let us know which way you go.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:38 AM   #15
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I actually got one from my brother for free a couple days ago. My fish like it, and my anemone is responding well to it. He actually moved down a couple inches cuz it was to intense for him.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #16
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Yes I have experienced the Marineland fixtures and shortly tested one on my 29g tank. They are very unreliable fixtures, also the power output is pretty pathetic. You wont grow much more than softies with them. also the 'moonlights' are way to much for moonlighting. You get what you pay for, so look into some other fixtures.

My recommendation for a 29g and a budget is the Kessil A150 @$265. Great light, exceptional company, no heat, low power consumption and you will be able to grow practically anything your heart desires.
How many of those kessils would you recommend for a 55-60 gallon tank?
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #17
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Everytime this topic comes up, I say to look at the taotronics LEDs on ebay. Cheapest you'll find and strong enough to keep anything your heart desires.
How many taotronics and what power are needed on a 55-60g tank?
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2 of the taotronics would be fine above a 4ft long tank like you are describing.
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2 of the taotronics would be fine above a 4ft long tank like you are describing.
Great thank you
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I have 3 on my110 it's 4ft long but 34 deep
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