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Old 10-23-2012, 10:16 PM   #31
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You can always block some light or raise a fixture that is too bright. You can't make a fixture brighter.
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Awesome 212watts it is. Now 2:1 blues or 2:1 whites?
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Your choice. I tend to like both depending on the corals. Some folks like the blue color as it can look more fluorescent on SPS corals, while I like a whiter light to set off reds like in my mushrooms.
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Anybody familiar with this kind of lighting. I could make my own Hood for it or put it under the brace on my tank maybe.
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Heard they are only good for FOWLR, no corals.
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Does anyone know what wattage these leds are equivalent to? like 212w led is the same as a ______ t5 or _______ halide?
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Oh OK. Well it says corals. They have 10000k 14000k blues and magentas.
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You would have to use 20 or 30 of them. These are "stunner strips" used for fish only and accent lighting.
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Does anyone know what wattage these leds are equivalent to? like 212w led is the same as a ______ t5 or _______ halide?
LEDs depend on the optics to control coverage and PAR, so it is a bit hard to make a direct comparison.
I am very conservative, so take that into mind, but I think the taotronic Chinese panels are about: 212 watt LED = 400 watts MH
More efficient LEDs can be up to 3-1 in efficiency. I can't speak to the t5's but my guess it is about the same as MH.
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