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Old 07-08-2013, 01:53 PM   #1191
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0058RXPOS

Is this the right one? Is this going to be too strong for a 20g tank? And how would I mount it?
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #1192
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That isn't dimmable and will probably fry your tank. Amazon.com: TaoTronics TT-AL09 Dimmable Aquarium Coral Reef LED Grow Light (120W Output, Blue/White Ratio- 28:27; Two-Year Warranty): Pet Supplies is what you want, but you can probably find it for less than $180.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #1193
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Great thanks. Pardon my ignorance, but what is the point of the blue lights?
And if 120w it too strong and I would need to dim it, shouldn't I just be looking at a less intense light overall? Does this mount to the tank or would I need to hang it overhead?
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #1194
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There's a thread in the hardware forum where blue light is discussed. "Actinic led" and 120 watts is too strong for a 20, you would have to dim it a lot. A 60 or 90 watt would be plenty.
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And does taotronics make a 60 or 90w version? Im having trouble finding their products online and can only seem to find the 120w ones.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #1196
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Idk if they make a low model. There are lower ones out there I just don't know of any. Dimmable for sure,you would have to dim them down but if you plan on upgrading you would have a light.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #1197
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If your interested in the Taos, this is the best one. Has 5 more blues than whites and has 120 degree optic (no optics). This is probably the cheapest one I've found. I bought this and will be getting it this Thursday.


http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=380673447341
Can some people give me some ideas on how to hang this? I know it comes with a hanging kit, but I don't want to puncture my ceiling. Is there something I could make out of wood to hang it? How would I adjust the height with the hanging chains?
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #1198
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When I imported them, we had a 60w and 90w round fixtures. They were not dimmable though. The best bet for you is to buy a 120w fixture that is dimmable. That is where the best pricing seems to be. I can not find any of the fixtures I use to sell on the web. Maybe I need to start getting them again. And yes, you could make a stand to hang them from.
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If your interested in the Taos, this is the best one. Has 5 more blues than whites and has 120 degree optic (no optics). This is probably the cheapest one I've found. I bought this and will be getting it this Thursday.


http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=380673447341
Can some people give me some ideas on how to hang this? I know it comes with a hanging kit, but I don't want to puncture my ceiling. Is there something I could make out of wood to hang it? How would I adjust the height with the hanging chains?
You could attach something to the back of your stand or the wall and have it come up and over. Even a plant hangar might do the trick.
As for adjusting the height, you don't need to. Once you have it at the desired height, you'll never move it again, you will adjust intensity with the knobs.

Here are two slapped together in 5 minute examples....It's my fish room so I don't care if it's pretty...but you'll get the idea..
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I ended up using a bird feeder hanger to hang my tao's
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