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Old 10-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #1371
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Right exactly. I was just wondering if anyone had pics to show what color the "UV" LEDs create.
That is really debatable. A true UV led is a dangerous piece of electronics to work with without eye protection. These LEDs we are discussing work in 380-420nm, on the high end of UV and don't seem to make much if any difference in my corals, but I have no way to test that other than observance. The added violet might make some corals fluoresce more. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2135914[/url]
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:59 PM   #1372
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And WTH is up with the prices? supermart168 has the 'full spectrum' units for $135, but the straight blue/whites for almost double. Other blue/white Taotronics are available for $170-ish.

Just when I was getting ready to pull the trigger, dangnabbit.
I would wait until the bidding/purchase time has ended. He did this last time, idk if it was a mistake of putting in the wrong price but after a couple of weeks, he put the blues and whites back to the same price.
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These fixtures cost from $50-$60 each in China, shipping almost doubles the cost unless you ship hundreds in a container. Any distributor has to balance how he handles shipping from China. The smart ones have their shipments bundled in with other stuff to bring the price way down. But at $129, there wasn't much room for error.

In small quantities, you can buy a 120 watt panel for well under $100 directly from a Chinese distributor, but shipping would add $50 at least.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #1374
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That's true. I managed to get a two pack for $230
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #1375
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Just wait...they go up and back down again very shortly. I don't care for the violet leds, but I do like a mixture of blue and royal blue.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:41 AM   #1376
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I got my dimmable full spectrums for 140 each shipped. I love them. The only thing I don't like is when you dimm them down past 20% they turn off. So there is no real 0-like 15%. Only when you turn them off do they go on at like 15%. Makes all the colors pop in the tank. In have a 135g. I also did a review a few weeks ago and will be doing another one soon. My next son will born this Monday.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #1377
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I picked up 8 of the ones with 98 x3 w LEDs , white and blue , they are about 10" x 24" each, and each have 4 heatsink fans.

Just installed them on the weekend, looks awesome!
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #1378
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How big are these and how much space do they light? I'm thinking of possibly adding some basic corals or anemones next summer after my 240g is more established.
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10 footers? Nothing that's 8 dollars is going to grow coral.
think he was talking about new power cords.
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think he was talking about new power cords.
Yes, he was.
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