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Old 12-16-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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Taotronics LED

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I'm looking into getting a couple of those dirt cheap Chinese LEDs, I found a set of 2 for only $215 bucks! But, theyre not taotronics brand, the listing didn't list a brand so I'm not sure about them. I know a ton of people love the taotronics ones, but are the fixtures without a brand name pretty much the same thing? I'm just worried about the fire hazard aspect of it.

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It's a mobile link, hopefully it'll still work on a desktop.
http://m.ebay.com/itm/171179716315?nav=VI&sbk=1

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Those are them. The taotronics aren't a brand name...that was the ebay seller name originally or when they became popular here. I'd make sure I get a dimmable pair for proper acclimation. LEDs are extremely good at penetrating water and can easily burn corals.
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Those are them. The taotronics aren't a brand name...that was the ebay seller name originally or when they became popular here. I'd make sure I get a dimmable pair for proper acclimation. LEDs are extremely good at penetrating water and can easily burn corals.
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Those are the blue and white version. There is also a full spectrum version out there for a few more bucks. Both will grow corals just fine, it all depends on what color you're going for.
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Those are the blue and white version. There is also a full spectrum version out there for a few more bucks. Both will grow corals just fine, it all depends on what color you're going for.
Anything they won't be suitable to grow?
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Nope. The chinese LEDs will grow everything. You can even grow acros on the bottom of the tank. Just be careful not to bleach and burn everything. They're pretty strong.
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I'm sorry but I have to disagree with sniperhank taotronics is definitely a brand name, just search taotronic on amazon and you'll see all the products they make, most of the people I hear of having any issues with their lights seem to be the non branded versions
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