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Old 03-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #11
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Has anyone had experience using the ecoxotic stunner strips?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #12
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I had 2 of the 12'' strips and the are probably some of the best accent lighting out, but I don't know well they would work for penetrating a deep water column or provide enough light for light intensive corals. The individual leds are only .25 watts each. Which is pretty bright but I don't know if that would be enough. I would look more at the panorama strips, they are a little higher powered.

If I ever upgrade my light I would get the ecoxotic panorama fixture, its got 5 strips and is changeable and upgradeable. I think they are strips of 1w leds opposed to the stunner strips being .25w. Its also around $500 for the 24'' fixture though.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:25 PM   #13
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I have 2 AI Sols for my 57 gallon setup. It is a great fixture that is about half the cost of a radion fixture.

A lot of folks have had good luck with the taotronics fixture that was linked as well.

Stay away from the marineland fixtures, would be my recommendation.

If you have any DIY skills, you could build your own fixture, though even with a DIY project, it would be hard to touch the pricepoint of the taotronics.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #14
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The Taotronics keeps coming up in all of the research I've been doing. I have a 60 gallon tank - 48”L X 13”W X 24”H.
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The reasons I went with AI Sols over the taotronics was I really wanted a a dimmable fixture out of the box, a decent hanging system as I run a rimless tank and all the lighting is exposed, and it is UL listed.

For those tank dimensions, you will most likely need 2 LED units to get adequate coverage.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:33 PM   #16
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Do you have a link to the AI's you have?

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #17
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Here is what I bought: Aqua Illuminations 2 Modules Kit - AquaCave.com

and a pic of it on my tank:
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That's cool! Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #19
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The reasons I went with AI Sols over the taotronics was I really wanted a a dimmable fixture out of the box, a decent hanging system as I run a rimless tank and all the lighting is exposed, and it is UL listed.

For those tank dimensions, you will most likely need 2 LED units to get adequate coverage.
Tautronics doesn't carry it but that same fixture is available in 120 watts with a computer controlled dimmer box. They came out about 6 months ago from the factory in China I use. Boxes connect together with cat5 cable. Control box is proprietary (doesn't work with a Apex) but it is under $100. The fixtures are about 50% more on average.

If you look at my thread LED reef, I posted video and have posted pictures of my reef that is using these panels (a bunch of them) on the reef as well as the algae scrubber system for the past two years. MH before that.
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I'm in agreement with the masses! Stay away from the marineland fixture and you can use any of the others mentioned depending on what you wanted to spend. I am using these:
Aquarium Coral Reef Tank black Blue LED Grow Light 120W | eBay
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