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Old 04-01-2013, 11:17 PM   #731
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I dont think your going to see cheaper anytime soon, as for mounting they are pretty easy to do, just takes a little bit extra if you cant drill into your roof.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:53 PM   #732
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just by looking at different options I am not sure if this was posted here yet, if it was I am really sorry, what about this:
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So far I can see that once you buy 3 fans, like shown, you'll be almost at the price of the Tao units. Secondly, there are 64 LEDs, but only 16 of them are blues. The tank will be bright, but not nearly enough blue IMO. The unit states that it has lenses, so I would want to see it in person before I purchased it. Who knows what the spread is on them. Comparing Tao's (or similar) over a 48" tank, you will have 110 LEDs and they will be dimmable. This unit in the link is not dimmable. Also, I don't see anything about 2 cords, so I am led to believe there is only 1, and you just adjust things with a switch. No morning/evening transition unless you do it manually.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:10 PM   #734
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Good point. Now, since the led technology is supposed to run cooler do you think a fan would really be necessary or pretty much have to try it out I guess. That's a good point as well about the less blues. I'm glad I share things here first before any decisions are made.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:18 PM   #735
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I don't know for sure. All I know is these Tao fixtures blow out ice cold air.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #736
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I don't know for sure. All I know is these Tao fixtures blow out ice cold air.
That they do, in fact I had to turn up the house temp a bit since they blow out such cold air :p
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:37 PM   #737
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Is there any single led fixture that can light a 75 gallon corner flo?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #738
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just by looking at different options I am not sure if this was posted here yet, if it was I am really sorry, what about this:
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This fixture has 4 cons.
1. You need a glass canopy that becomes obscured when salt water solidifies.
2. Runs hot without the 3 fans.
3. No timers which means you must be around at exact time to turn on/off switches.
4. The power supply (adapter) runs hot that can easily breakdown without a fan.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:47 PM   #739
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For those of you who have hoods this is what I did. I used the existing hanging kit that came with light and drilled two 3/8 holes centered front to back over light

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Then ran hanging cables up thru holes and run over towards other side. Then used a screw to pin it down where I wanted it

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Doing it this way I was able to angle the lights slightly to accommodate for my 12 in wide center support so I didn't get any shadowing.
My next step in this to make it better is going to be cutting in ventilation slots over fans so they pull fresh air instead of pulling moist salty air.

Hope this helps!
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Is there any single led fixture that can light a 75 gallon corner flo?
What are the dimensions?
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