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Old 07-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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taotronics dimmable led light fixture

I'm in the market for a new fixture to turn my fowlr into a reef tank its 220 gal its 60"l 30"w 22"d im not really sure what type of fixture I need I'm up for anything t5ho metal halide or led my price range is around 300-400 I was recommend on this sight the taotronics fixture but after reading reviews on them the fans are super loud so any help or insight will be appreciated
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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It will be hard for that price range I mean 220 is big I remember the t5 fixture for my 4' tank cost like 500 bucks from aquacave and that was just the aquatic life 6 bulb
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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Several reefers in this forum use this fixture and rave about it. I would highly suggest them off of their reviews. They will chime in here at some point.
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Lol just wait for them >_>
And I've been doing research for my 37 gallon and ive been considering these.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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I have one of the non dimmable fixtures and while it is very very bright it is a bit noisy. :-(

Do you have a canopy? That will really muffle the sound of the fans.
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Are you sure those are your tank dimensions? That's not 220g. Might not need as much light as you think.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #7
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If the dimensions are 6' and not 60" then it is about 200+- the dimensions you gave are 171gallons.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #8
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I have 3 of the taotronics fixtures over my 96" 180 only one had loud fans I changed them out with some 3.75 in 55 cfm fans from radio shack (9$ each) from 10 feet away you cant hear them
PS put some blue lock-tite on the nuts that hold the fans as they do loosen and rattle.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #9
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The tank is 200 gal with a 20 gal sump what fixture would you recommend
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:20 PM   #10
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So, is the tank a 220, 200 or a 170 like your measurements that you posted?
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