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Old 04-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Taotronics 120w LED

I have been told by a few members that this is a good lighting system. I don't know how I feel about hanging it from the ceiling. Has anyone set this up any other way? Brackets, desk lamp, etc... Love to see some pictures of everyone's set up.

And if anyone recommends a different lighting system around the same price. I hope to have different kinds of coral and be supported
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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Mine is hanging from a plant hanger...

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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mounted to the frame with flag pole mounts
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mounted to the frame with flag pole mounts
How do you find your lights with the egg crate?
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have no problems at all light covers whole tank coral seems happy
and most of it is SPS
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I got the same set up as the banker. With a prettier 'J' hook. You can get them at Home Depot in gardening for $10.00. Find a stud and 2 2" wood screws. If you can't find a stud then use the plastic expanders.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
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I got the same set up as the banker. With a prettier 'J' hook. You can get them at Home Depot in gardening for $10.00. Find a stud and 2 2" wood screws. If you can't find a stud then use the plastic expanders.
I think that's what I'm gonna do!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:42 AM   #8
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led brackets that bolt to back of ur stand

Here is what I built for my leds an adjustable bracket for the lights with no dimmers and to place the light in a desired place. Im a welder so metal Fab is not a problem. I charge $30 for 1 bracket, and if u need 2 like that 8 bulb t5 fixture I charge $60 or trade. I've done made all kinds for people around Hou. I even make them for nanos. Just an idea here r a few pics.
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One more pic. This is the best way I know for looks and style without the holes in the ceiling or wall. And if u have a dimmer like mine. I put my light about 4in off of my tank so I dont have all that extra light coming over the sides. But I only have an oceanic cube 37g with a 120w led on it. Just switched from 144w no dimmer. Hope this helps. Thanks Karl
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This isn't a Taotronics or even an LED, but a Current USA Sunpod (metal halide) I just hung over my 40 last night. (Same principal applies.) The hooks were $6 each and the cable was $1.50 and the ferrules were another $1.50 I believe. The most expensive part for me was buying the tool to crimp the ferrules. The hook on the right is in a stud and the other hook is set into the self tapping plastic anchors rated to hold 79 pounds each. (I tend to over-engineer anything hanging over my tanks.) The tank is a little cloudy from tinkering with the retunr pump in the sump right before I shot the photo.

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