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Old 02-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #421
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Mr. X, I 've been looking around and found this light.
Amazon.com: TaoTronics TT-AL01 White Aquarium Coral Reef Tank LED Grow Light (120W Output, Blue/White Ratio- 25:30; Two-Year Warranty): Patio, Lawn & Garden

Can you give me your thoughts please. I believe it fits the criteria and seems like a good price. I like this light cause I think it will work well when I move up to a larger tank. Thanks in advance.
I would much rather have the dimmable model with the 3 watt LEDs. Also, I prefer more blues than whites. I would choose the opposite ratio. This way you won't cook everything in a small tank, and won't have to hang it 4 feet away!
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:29 PM   #422
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Mr.x does having 50% of the white and 100% bleach corals?
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:29 PM   #423
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I would much rather have the dimmable model with the 3 watt LEDs. Also, I prefer more blues than whites. I would choose the opposite ratio. This way you won't cook everything in a small tank, and won't have to hang it 4 feet away!
I noticed there were several lighting scenarios available with this light. Did you notice that as well? I only ordered today and can upgrade but time is of the essence.
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A bleaching event can happen from a lot of things. You need to figure out if you have enough light going into your tank to cause this. I can't tell you exactly how much you should turn the knobs in order to prevent bleaching. Why? Are you seeing your corals fading?

Pisces, Yes, I've had the opportunity to operate a few different variations over my own system. The more white than blue will give you a 10k or so look. I like more blue than that.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #425
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I would much rather have the dimmable model with the 3 watt LEDs. Also, I prefer more blues than whites. I would choose the opposite ratio. This way you won't cook everything in a small tank, and won't have to hang it 4 feet away!
So you like this one more?

Amazon.com: TaoTronics TT-AL09 Dimmable Aquarium Coral Reef LED Grow Light (120W Output, Blue/White Ratio- 28:27; Two-Year Warranty): Pet Supplies
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #426
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My lights are the dimmable ones i have it set 50% of blue and maybe 25% of the whites.. I bought this sps frag about two week the tips are starting to turn white

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Although im not too sure if its caused by lights or some other things
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White tips could just be signs of growth, and yes Pisces, I like that one more.
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White tips could just be signs of growth, and yes Pisces, I like that one more.
Ok thanks. I shouldn't need to be worried then thanks.
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always choose something that can give you option to dim is the better option =) ime
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Oh my 6500k flood light is just for the macros in the refugium. Not corals. I wouldn't recommend it for corals.
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