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Old 09-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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ok Saltwater Experts.. I need your help!!

Ok so here's what I am thinking of doing.. I have a 29 gallon tank. I want coral, not just softies. I have a Marineland Reef Capable LED system. It's only a 10K however. So I was thinking of attaching 2, 3, or 4 or these LED strips: http://www.ecoxotic.com/catalog/prod...t/category/17/
To make it have more K units.
What are your thoughts on this? Thank you!
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Oh yea, just in case you don't know, here's what the Marineland LED light looks like: http://www.marineland.com/sites/mari...l.aspx?id=4632
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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If you want reef capable LEDs then only go with 3 watt diodes. 1 just won't cut it for the higher end of lighting
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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Try looking at Taotonic LEDs. Have 3 for my 180g reef tank. Work great. Can see results on my thread kio 3.0. Just my opinion.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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Look at this on eBay:

TaoTronics 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue LED Grow Light- White

http://bit.ly/RAnsjV
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:41 AM   #6
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Look at this on eBay:

TaoTronics 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue LED Grow Light- White

http://bit.ly/RAnsjV
Ok now you have my FULL attention.... Lol. But I can't find the real specs on this light. How many should I use on my 29 gallon? Cuz the pic it shows make this thing look way small.
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the problem with the Marineland Reef light fixture is its not for corals it just emans they added blue leds. Its not strong enough for SPS. Go with 3w only. Do lots of research and get a good fixture the first time. I personaly like T5HO's
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Ok now you have my FULL attention.... Lol. But I can't find the real specs on this light. How many should I use on my 29 gallon? Cuz the pic it shows make this thing look way small.
I'd say one for a 29g. Mine is 72" across and I use 3.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:21 PM   #9
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I'd say one for a 29g. Mine is 72" across and I use 3.
How big is one of the actual units that you have?
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How big is one of the actual units that you have?
7" w- 15" long... I believe. I'm at work now, so I'll check when I get home.
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