Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-03-2013, 01:31 AM   #501
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Pisces3473's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: In Cali
Posts: 623
Hey "Gold Fusion" it only looks like that with a flash or direct light. I've been considering changing it, and now you've made me self-conscious... thanks! By the way the Zoo's have opened, and I picked up a new swimmer
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Zoa 2.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	225.9 KB
ID:	156608   Click image for larger version

Name:	Clown.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	197.4 KB
ID:	156609  

__________________

__________________
I don't always build a reef, but when I do I take my time. Stay patient my friends.

Building a reef is like going back in time and being 5 years old at Christmas!
Pisces3473 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 09:41 AM   #502
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
aadair22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ocala, Fl.
Posts: 507
Nice zoa!
__________________

__________________
I'm gonna go do a water change
aadair22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 10:48 PM   #503
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Tacos377's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 157
So I'm thinking about going for either taotronics or reefbreeders or some sort of low end led. I have a 56 gallon tank that is 24'' tall and 30'' long and 18'' deep. Would 2 dimmable 120W units be enough light to grow lps and sps? Also what ratio of blues to whites is preferred? Thank you I am a coral noob.
__________________
Tacos377 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 11:17 PM   #504
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Pisces3473's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: In Cali
Posts: 623
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacos377 View Post
So I'm thinking about going for either taotronics or reefbreeders or some sort of low end led. I have a 56 gallon tank that is 24'' tall and 30'' long and 18'' deep. Would 2 dimmable 120W units be enough light to grow lps and sps? Also what ratio of blues to whites is preferred? Thank you I am a coral noob.
I'm not sure, get one see how it does and act accordingly
__________________
I don't always build a reef, but when I do I take my time. Stay patient my friends.

Building a reef is like going back in time and being 5 years old at Christmas!
Pisces3473 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 11:18 PM   #505
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
TrekBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 25
X is right on the search... There are A LOT of Chinese knock off's or actually TaoTronics is more than likely a Lot Purchase of the Chinese versions with his branding put on them. But the key is to make sure they are the Dimmable TaoTronics. Just copy the search parameters Mr. X has above and paste it in eBay's search box and view the results.

This way you don't get the non-dimmable options at all. Many people are using these lights and have great success with them. X is one of them.

Sorry X for jumping in here but just wanted to +1 your post above.

Cheers Everyone!
Tom
__________________
TrekBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 11:26 PM   #506
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
TrekBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pisces3473 View Post
Hey "Gold Fusion" it only looks like that with a flash or direct light. I've been considering changing it, and now you've made me self-conscious... thanks! By the way the Zoo's have opened, and I picked up a new swimmer
Love that Goldband Maroon clown. It's very nice looking. How is it eating for you? Sometimes they can be picky after moving to a new system, but once they do start eating... THEY ARE PIGGIES..

You know they are kinda bullies too. Once they get bigger that is. And that is my experience with them. I had put one in a 60 gallon Corner Tank I had and it pretty much kicked every butt in the tank, so much so, I finally just had to get her, her own tank... she had the life though... 40 breeder and a long tentacle nem all to herself kept her for 12 years and then she crossed over...

But that is the best coloring of the Maroons by far IMO!

Take it easy,
Tom
__________________
TrekBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 12:51 AM   #507
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Tacos377's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 157
So would I need two 120W dimmables for my tank?
__________________
Tacos377 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 01:02 AM   #508
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Well, a single fixture should be good for an easy 2 x 2 square, but for a 30" tank, i would want to raise it up quite a bit or get 2. The area with the actual diodes is around 11", so 2 will fit over your tank but you don't necessarily need 2, providing you put the higher light stuff towards the center. i would buy one and see how it goes.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 01:10 AM   #509
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
TrekBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_X View Post
Well, a single fixture should be good for an easy 2 x 2 square, but for a 30" tank, i would want to raise it up quite a bit or get 2. The area with the actual diodes is around 11", so 2 will fit over your tank but you don't necessarily need 2, providing you put the higher light stuff towards the center. i would buy one and see how it goes.
+1 on that!
That's what I was thinking too! Start w/ 1 and raise it up a bit more to get the coverage. I would probably just put the lower light requiring corals around that area, some Zoas, or Palys, and some mushrooms would probably do well in that zone if not on sand bed then up on the rocks a bit and you should be fine.

Hope that gives you something to ponder. Good luck!
Tom
__________________
TrekBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 10:04 AM   #510
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Animal-Chin's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacos377 View Post
So would I need two 120W dimmables for my tank?
Ya get 2 and you wont limit yourself, you could have any coral, clams, anemones, ect...
__________________

__________________
Animal-Chin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting, reef

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.