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Old 01-20-2013, 11:55 PM   #221
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What did you want to keep in your tank?
Nothing too exotic as of yet. Just softies and spa corals.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:58 PM   #222
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where do you find this stuff? every time i think i've made up my mind about lights...
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:58 PM   #223
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Just get a pair of these dimmable Taotronics jobs and be done with it. You can dim them if they are too powerful, but you will never need to upgrade. Straight blues and whites.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:06 AM   #224
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I think I may go with that 6 bulb t5 you posted only because I can't afford the 2 sets of dimmable LEDS. At least theres an option for everyone!
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:04 AM   #225
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Just remember, you are going to want to change out the lamps for better ones, and the better ones are 20+ dollars a piece, and you'll be doing that every 8-12 months.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:27 AM   #226
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That's true, I keep forgetting that. Ill have to think about this hard.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #227
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Reef breeders any good I want 2 16 in on my corner tank can anyone post pics of them and corals under them
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:29 PM   #228
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Ok, I tried taking pictures but they aren't coming out right. I also took a video. I think you can somewhat make out what I mean. Take a look-
Is that with the optics?
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No. Without the optics. He forgot to install them. He's supposed to send them along for me to install, but nothing as of yet.
Again for the folks who don't like to click back a page or two, I found the extra colors to be the opposite of what I'm trying to achieve. Straight blue and whites for me. I left the RB fixture over my tank for the heck of it, but I do not like how that area in the tank looks at all. I'm just checking now to see if the corals behave differently as a result of the different colors.
Terrance, the only thing I think the optics are going to do for me is allow me to go longer between having to use the mag float. These units are already powerful enough for whatever you want to do. I have a clam and sps on the sand bed doing very well.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:44 PM   #230
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The optics just allow deeper penetration for taller tanks. I had one with them and they were strong but didnt provide a wider coverage than the other ones i had without optics.

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