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Old 12-19-2013, 07:30 PM   #1491
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Well I finally bought my light TaoTronics - 120 degree lenses but I am still getting the spot light effect I thought the 120's was not suppose to do that...
Any thoughts?????
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What does the top of the canopy look like? Can you cut 3 holes in it that are slightly smaller than the units and set them on top? This would also help keep the fixtures from getting corroded prematurely, since they will be running room air through the fans instead of humid tank air.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #1492
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I have mine under a canopy and do not have a spotlight effect
Is your dimmable?having them full blast at 100% will give you that spotlight affect?also (depending on corals you have) having them too close to the waterline will do a lot of harm to coral.another thing ....what optic lenses are on your unit?
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She said she is using the 120 degree optics.
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She said she is using the 120 degree optics.
I know ...i was asking Jonathan what lenses,and mwilliams if they where dimmable
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I have the photon units and have them set on a schedule that brings them up to 75% at the highest. I have the 60 degree lenses.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:04 AM   #1496
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If you get 60* or 90* lenses does this mean that the light will not pour into the room as much as if its 120* lenses? Sorry for the dumb question.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:36 AM   #1497
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If you get 60* or 90* lenses does this mean that the light will not pour into the room as much as if its 120* lenses? Sorry for the dumb question.

I would just look into a canopy. There is always gonna be light that pours into the room unless you have one.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:24 AM   #1498
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If you get 60* or 90* lenses does this mean that the light will not pour into the room as much as if its 120* lenses? Sorry for the dumb question.
Yes. I believe that is exactly what will happen.
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What does the top of the canopy look like? Can you cut 3 holes in it that are slightly smaller than the units and set them on top? This would also help keep the fixtures from getting corroded prematurely, since they will be running room air through the fans instead of humid tank air.
Here is the canopy top when I was stripping it and refinishing it last summer:

I thought the 120 degree optics was not suppose to have the spotlight effect am I wrong?
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I have mine under a canopy and do not have a spotlight effect
Do you have a picture of your canopy how you have it setup?
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