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Old 01-12-2014, 07:14 PM   #1511
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You will need to take apart the whole unit, all connection are plugins so shouldn't be that hard. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-12-2014, 09:51 PM   #1512
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I think those optics just pop off.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:29 PM   #1513
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I am glad this is here, I don't have a reef but I didn't want to start another thread for this question! I NEED HELP with my lighting!

The issue is my 120 gallon LONG tank. As it stands right now it's only going to be a FOWLR tank and the lighting I have really sucks. I thought what I would do is use the 48in LED strip I had gotten with the tank that I put on my 55 gallon. It lights my 55 gallon up very well. I than thought I would get a few of the LED light strips that you can just stick to the top of the canopy, and with both lights running on a test it looked very dim in the tank. :-( I want eye popping lighting for 60in worth of coverage!

What can I get? I was thinking of getting this unit and cutting the top of my canopy to to allow it to rest on top so it wouldn't over heat. It would be 7in above the water.

T5 Quad 60" Timer Aquarium Light Marine Coral Reef Cichlid LED 320W Odyssea | eBay

Combined with the 48in LED lighting I already have which is this/

BlueLine Products - Reef Aquarium Lighting & Pumps

I was told that that still wouldn't be enough to reach the lighting goals I wanted. So suggestions? My price point is $200 dollars! I am open to buying two 30in units or just one 60in unit. I just want a nice bright tank that my 55 displays now! I don't need coral lights!

If it helps the tank is 2.1 feet deep! If I were to cut open the hood to place the lighting on top it would sit 7 to 8in higher making the lighting have to reach 2.8 feet to the bottom.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:38 AM   #1514
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so i have been on eBay looking for Taotronics or its clones. is there a reason why i don't see many of the 90 degree optics LEDs? As a matter of fact, i have not seen any at all when it comes to 90 degree optics LED under $100. i would prefer not to buy the fixture with 120 degree optics and then buy the 90 degree optics separately and put them together. do you think the sellers are willing to change them out? anyone with this question or dealt with this problem before? this is the listing i'm referring to as of this moment and the seller it's associated with.
Sale 120W Dimmable LED Aquarium Light Lamp for Coral Reef SPS LPS US Warranty | eBay

also have been wondering why this fixture costs twice as much. granted it's more wattage and "full spectrum" but it doesn't make sense for 2x the price. i have a regular 29gal reef and i'm looking to buy one of these two fixtures to replace my T5s.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:28 PM   #1515
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Why do you need 90* optics? Unless your tank is more than 30" deep, you will be fine with 120's
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:32 PM   #1516
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Why do you need 90* optics? Unless your tank is more than 30" deep, you will be fine with 120's
well, i understand that 90 degree optics will concentrate the light more and has the potential to burn the corals but i don't want a glaring room. the 120s spread the light out too much for a small aquarium like mine. i can tune down the light intensity but can't narrow the spread of the light without the new optics. or unless someone can provide a side by side comparison of their room between the 90s and the 120s.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:23 PM   #1517
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I got my taotronics with 90° lense off of Amazon.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:19 PM   #1518
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I got my taotronics with 90° lense off of Amazon.
for how much?
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:55 PM   #1519
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Got them for 120 a light. I bought two of them. Plus got prime shipping so I got them quick.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:59 PM   #1520
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well, i understand that 90 degree optics will concentrate the light more and has the potential to burn the corals but i don't want a glaring room. the 120s spread the light out too much for a small aquarium like mine. i can tune down the light intensity but can't narrow the spread of the light without the new optics. or unless someone can provide a side by side comparison of their room between the 90s and the 120s.

Build a canopy or put them closer to the tank. I don't have much glare and don't have a canopy although I plan to build one. I run 3 120 Tao units with no optics so 120 optics.
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