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Old 04-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Taotronics help

Anyone with experience with the Taotronics led fixture can you tell me if one of them will provide enough light for my 45g aquarium. The tank is 36" wide and 24" tall? I don't currently have any corals (tank is cycling) but I would like to get some in the future.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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I think they say it will cover 2ft (24in) of length over the top. I'm guessing if you center it you could probably get away with lower lighting requirement corals on the sides of the tank.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Agreed just keep any light lovin coral in the center i have SPS 30 inches below and get great growth
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this is over a 36 inch tank
and there not even at full power

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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Thanks everybody I'm going to save up and get one of the dim able Taotronics fixturws
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What are some beginner corals?
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:57 AM   #7
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You should start with mushrooms and zoas. They are the easiest. Plus zoas are awesome haha
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Also frogspawn, hammer coral, and green star polyps
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:00 AM   #9
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I would get 2 if you want to light your tank properly. I am very into lighting and I tried to do 1 over my 40g and it didnt cut it.
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I would get 2 if you want to light your tank properly. I am very into lighting and I tried to do 1 over my 40g and it didnt cut it.
+1 you would need 2
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