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Old 03-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #531
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Yeah I like the price but those aren't gonna really work for what I need em for. Thanks tho
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:27 PM   #532
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I think the link posted was for fugue light and maybe low light corals.. But mostly as a fuge light to grow chaeto and such
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:28 PM   #533
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I have a 56 gallon tall its 36 inch long I currently have t5s but I'm tired of buying bulbs. Would I need two of the taotonics fixtures?
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #534
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I think the link posted was for fugue light and maybe low light corals.. But mostly as a fuge light to grow chaeto and such
Exactly. He was only going to use it as a refugium light. They actually work surprisingly well for this. Very little heat, waterproof, more than bright enough for cheato, small size (fits in a compact space), has a mounting bracket, and the LED color can be changed out very easily for 3-5 bucks shipped.

I've tried the 6000k, 10000k, 20000k and royal blue emitters just for fun. I also have a super blue chip but I haven't tried it out yet. I wouldn't recommend going all in with them on a display tank but I do plan to check if they can be used in the sump to house frags at some point. I can't say they'll work for corals but for cheato they're doing fine and they grow more coralline on the rock in the sump than the single 22" T5 that was over the sump before switching to these floodlights. For this one application I find they're definitely worth considering.
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Exactly. He was only going to use it as a refugium light. They actually work surprisingly well for this. Very little heat, waterproof, more than bright enough, and the LED color can be changed out very easily for 3-5 bucks shipped.

I've tried the 6000k, 10000k, 20000k and royal blue emitters just for fun. I also have a super blue chip but I haven't tried it out yet. I wouldn't recommend going all in with them on a display tank but I do plan to check if they can be used in the sump to house frags at some point. I can't say they'll work for corals but for cheato they're doing fine and they grow more coralline on the rock in the sump than the single 22" T5 that was over the sump before switching to these floodlights. For this one application I find they're definitely worth considering.
Yes and they would work great for a bigger Fuge, I don't have enough room on the top for one. Thanks against tho, maybe on another build
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I might buy one just to check PAR numbers. Can you get them with 20k diodes already in them?
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X you can get them with cree chips if you want. You can even pick the ratio of white to blue,
The problem from my experience with the floods, is the drivers, all of my drivers failed.
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Failed? So, they don't last?
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Sorry to interrupt but I just ordered my reef breeder LEDs
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:07 PM   #540
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Lighting your reef... Best bang for your buck.

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Something like this should be fine-

It will produce a little heat, but I don't think it will be a big deal.
If not, you could always get one of these from Home Depot or Lowes-
Doug what wattage is the swirly bulb?
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