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Old 07-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #1181
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Hey guys I have a question. I'm gettin my Taos next week. When I put them under my corals, what percent should I start dimming then at for acclimation? And when should I start bringing the percent up? Also, I'm going to be adding a glass or plastic cover over the 40 breeder. Once the corals are all acclimated what percent should be kept best? Will the cover affect the light penetration? Should the percent be a little higher than if there were no cover?
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #1182
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I don't have any dimmable fixtures. But I think I heard 50% first week then increase it a bit. I hang mine about twice as high as I want them to end up, then lower them slowly over a month.

I prefer clear mesh covers as they allow proper gas exchange and block almost zero light.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:51 PM   #1183
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what do you have over the tank now? What are you replacing? that should give you some idea of how much you should turn them up.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:05 PM   #1184
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what do you have over the tank now? What are you replacing? that should give you some idea of how much you should turn them up.
I'm just setting the breeder up now. Cycling and stuff. With the cover on idk how much light will be depleted because of the cover. Should I make the percentage a little higher than normal? Or will the cover do really little at all at not allowing light into tank?
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I wouldn't worry too much about the cover. Start it low and ramp it up as needed.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #1186
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Yes, those fixtures have plenty of power and if you keep the top clean, shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:53 AM   #1187
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Is the Tao's for $130 on amazon?
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:06 AM   #1188
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I don't have any dimmable fixtures. But I think I heard 50% first week then increase it a bit. I hang mine about twice as high as I want them to end up, then lower them slowly over a month.

I prefer clear mesh covers as they allow proper gas exchange and block almost zero light.
50% Seems like a little strong from the start, Ive have mine at say around 50/30 and I had em at around 60/50 put started to notice my toadstool leather starting to turn little white
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #1189
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I'm going to jump in hear with a few quick questions of that's okay.
In another thread someone referred me to aquatraders.com because I'm looking for lights for what will be my first attempt at keeping corals. The tank will be a 20g high nano reef and I was eyeing the Odessa 24" Quad T5 fixture which will run me around $100 after shipping. But now I've read a tiny bit of this thread and am thinking I may get a better bang for my buck by going with taotronics LEDs.
Would someone be able to a post a link for me of what type of taotronics I would need for my tank?
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:28 PM   #1190
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120 watt dimmable taotronics or 120 watt reef breeders. Just google and a lot is sites will pop up for the Taos with difference prices but all similar. Reef breeders. com will have there own site. One will be plenty for anything you want and no bulb replacement.
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