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Old 06-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #1031
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Ah, thank you for the information.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:02 PM   #1032
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Watch those oddyseas closely. I've seen their ballasts break down quickly. One I saw caught on fire.
I have to agree with this, those oddysea ballasts break down fast, I used them for about a year before I lost both ballasts, I lost one with in 5 months of use and was down to 2 bulbs till the other ballast went.



As for the Taos, I started at about 25% with them and just now (about 2.5 months later) im running around 60% on each and even now I find some of the corals have grumpy days and wont open.
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I have to agree with this, those oddysea ballasts break down fast, I used them for about a year before I lost both ballasts, I lost one with in 5 months of use and was down to 2 bulbs till the other ballast went.

As for the Taos, I started at about 25% with them and just now (about 2.5 months later) im running around 60% on each and even now I find some of the corals have grumpy days and wont open.
How deep is your tank? I'm running three units above a 6 foot tank, 26" deep with 90* optics on them. I have them down still below 20% blue and 5% white. I'm still having to move around corals! You will bleach if you are not careful! My clams love it tho!
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You don't even need optics on these. They are fine in a 30" deep tank without them.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:56 PM   #1035
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How deep is your tank? I'm running three units above a 6 foot tank, 26" deep with 90* optics on them. I have them down still below 20% blue and 5% white. I'm still having to move around corals! You will bleach if you are not careful! My clams love it tho!
tank is only 20" deep and I have the lights about 12" above the water level.

Edit: No Optics on the LED's
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What did you think of the maxspects for sps? I was thinking about doing those over my upcoming 75g sps tank build
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:29 AM   #1037
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What did you think of the maxspects for sps? I was thinking about doing those over my upcoming 75g sps tank build
I had the maxspect Razor 27" 16k over my 150 and I really liked them. Had good growth and they are easy to program. I don't use them anymore but only because they weren't long enough to give me the coverage across the tank.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:55 AM   #1038
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My tao's will be at my door today or tomorrow . Right now I'm running 3.. Well 1 - 50w led flood light over my 150. 2 burnt out already... But from low to mid. Nothing seamed happy. I have all my corals. Mainly softies right now all stacked under the one light 6" or less from the surface and they are growing much faster than the last 6 months.. Waiving hand Xenia less than 3 inches from surface and love it!! Par readings are 280-300. And kelvin was around 20-25000k... Are Taos more powerful? Nothing seams happy right now unless there at the surface..
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I can't keep many softies that high, so I would say yes.
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Other thing I heard is LEDs do not go by par.. They go by PUR.. How do you convert that off of using a par meter? Par is supposedly inaccurate under LEDs..
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