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Old 05-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #861
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You may be the first to experiment it Tom. Just hang 2 mirrors of same dimension as Taotronics at same height on both sides. Just tilt these mirrors reflecting the water surface below Taotronics back to both far sides of tank. Im pretty sure it will help brighten up those areas.
I'm sure the physics of this idea will work, but wouldn't that take up quite a bit of space?
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:00 PM   #862
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One of these over a 55 is spreading the mustard quit thin Tommy you would need 2 of them for sure
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #863
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Taotronics is a hang on fixture. The mirrors will be hanged at same height which are free space.
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Definitely but the guy needs something until he can afford the 2nd unit
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #865
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Thanks all for the input. I'm not too good with hanging things so idk how it will look and turn out if I try to hang mirrors. I'm going to buy one at a time anyway so ill see how it looks with the 1 and if I need to ill just buy the second
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gotta start somewhere right
your going to like them so be prepared to buy the second one soon lol
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:20 PM   #867
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Well laser light works on same principles. Just a couple of reflective mirrors. I think mirrors are cheaper than LEDS lol
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:54 AM   #868
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I have a reef breeders over a 46 bow 36" long about 10" above and getting great results in growth and color. 48" will be pushing it but with corals in middle and sides for lower light you should be fine until you cash is replenished.i have lps on the sides six more inches on each side doesn't seem to bad.
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Dimmable LED Aquarium Light 120W Coral Reef Tank White Blue Grow Light 55x3 Watt | eBay
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #870
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There is some argument about some of the LED units out there not being full spectrum. Some say they lack the red and green spectrum necessary to grow coral. I haven't found this to be true as of yet. As stated, I use the first generation Taotronics fixtures which aren't dimmable, over my 300 gallon. I can grow acropora on the sand bed with them. I did purchase this-
TaoTronics TT AL09 Dimmable Coral Reef Tank Light LED Aquarium Light 120W 55 3W | eBay
for my frag tank, which I like a bit better since you can adjust the blues and whites to your liking, but this wasn't available when I was lighting my reef.
Neither of these have reds and blues but it does not seem to matter.
mr_x how long have you had these over your tanks? Can you post some pictures how yours looks like as of today?
What size tanks are they over as well...
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