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Old 02-07-2014, 05:25 PM   #1531
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I use the 120's, and the tank you are thinking of was 25" top to bottom. I sold it off and am in the process of starting a 105 rimless. When I buy new fixtures, I'm getting the 120 watters again, but not the multicolored units. I prefer the straight blue and white ones.
Yes, they were all the way at 100%, and yes, definitely a potency difference with the different wattages.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:03 AM   #1532
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so when people use these Taotronics and its knock-offs, do they turn it up to 100% eventually? i understand there's an acclimation period for the corals and i also remember Doug you said that you can grow sps on the sand bed with these LEDs, but is that with 100% on both the white LEDs and the blue LEDs? has any one turn up 100% on their Taotronics LED?
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:13 AM   #1533
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I have 5 of this module from eBay store. Friend of my got 3 from a different store.
I have open them up to add PWM dimming, here is some of the major difference.
My drivers run 100% at 108v 750mA = 81W per channel 162W total his runs at 105v 530mA = 56W 112W.
My drivers have PWM input but not utilized by factory his have no PWM input in the drivers. My led have 3rd driver for the fans, his leaching power from the led drivers. In my LEDs all 3 fan runs regardless which led string running "white or blue" his fans 2 fan for blue 1 for white.
My LEDs have heat-sink on top of them, his LEDs just a 1.5mm aluminum plate. My LEDs powder coated his LEDs spry painted. My ebay seller let me chose the optics his come with who knows what. My LEDs grow sps his grow algae

Btw I'm running around 40-50% peak 75% on 125G tank 5 led module. Pay few $$ more to get better LEDs


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Old 02-08-2014, 11:02 AM   #1534
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Interesting. Can you link to those he purchased? All the ones I bought (6 total from different vendors) have been like yours. Fans come on no matter what color you turn on etc..
Ishould note that 3 of mine were 1st generation, non-dimmable models. All of the units I bought grew corals just fine, though I noticed a surplus of algae in one of my tanks with a single "full spectrum" unit over it (reef breeders). This was the only multicolored unit I tried, and I personally like the straight blue and white over the colored.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:13 PM   #1535
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http://bit.ly/15FMiRY

Looks like the store closed for the Chinese New Year . They claim that they are the manufacturers of this light so you got it straight from the factory, no middle man.
I purchased 4 extra drivers from them in separate order to finish my diy led fixture what I started over a year ago from RapidLED. $20/driver including shipping.


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Old 02-08-2014, 12:24 PM   #1536
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I really don't understand why they would add those yellowish (I'm assuming 6500k or below) ones to the mix. The same goes with the reds. 1 red is plenty IMO.
All that aside, is it possible your friends tank is growing algae because of his nutrient levels?
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:49 PM   #1537
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Dezso, it looks like you hang your lights sideways compared to how I hang mine with the power cords to the back. Do you get better coverage that way?

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Old 02-08-2014, 12:51 PM   #1538
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Definitely nutrient problem since it was a problem even with T5. Also I have changed in 3 module the 4700k LEDs with 14000k and the greens with 430nm uv what I got for my diy kit.


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5 would not fit otherwise


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Old 02-08-2014, 03:41 PM   #1540
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Just a FYI, 430nm is not ultraviolet. I don't think true ultraviolet LED's are even available to the consumer.
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