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Old 06-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #1151
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jake thats the light I have and I love it
I also have been running about 90% since the egg crate retards part of the light The SPS is growing like crazy
Really that's awesome! That being said, I'd like to ask you some questions lol. Was it the same price when you purchased it? How's the shimmer and the lighting? Not too white looking? What tank is it over, and how high do you have it above the tank? And how did you hang it? Sorry for so much questions lol.
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That's cheap. they are really coming down. You definitely want more blue than white. Turned all the way up, they look like a 14-15k....The reverse would look like 10k IMO/IME.
The shimmer is just like metal halide.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #1153
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Would this led fixture work just fine? It doesn't have the taotronic brand on it but it does have the same contents. It also says the light degree is 120, what does that mean? And what's the difference between this one and the taotronics that go for $170? This ones about $40 cheaper.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=310684155177
Just received the same one and it is the same as the taotronics I bought for $189 three weeks ago
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #1154
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That's awesome! Will probably making the purchase this weekend. I'm surprised at how low they've become in such a short time.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:37 AM   #1155
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Can reef keeper control dimmable Tao tronics as far as taming up intensity
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:10 AM   #1156
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Can reef keeper control dimmable Tao tronics as far as taming up intensity
No. The tao unit is a manual dimmer, not electronic.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:20 PM   #1157
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No. The tao unit is a manual dimmer, not electronic.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:00 AM   #1158
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Just wondering how far above the water these should be mounted on a 25" deep 80 gallon tank.
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8" or so I would say.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:18 AM   #1160
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Ok thank you
If you're handy with electronics, you could try to modify the power input to the lighting to allow for dimming:

LED aquarium lighting with an Arduino based PWM timer : DGK Electronics

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Or, you could use an Arduino powered servo motor to rotate the knobs automatically (that might be simpler, as it's a basic function in Arduinos to be able to control servos to move by X degrees per activation).
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