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Old 06-16-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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Taotronics vs Radion leds?

i currently run 1 radion led on my 3ft 46gal tank and it is doing a great job lighting my reef. i have a lot of happy sps corals under the radion and think its time to upgrade to a bigger 180gal 6' tank and was just wondering if i should get another radion led fixture to cover the the other 3ft of the tank? or should i get two taotronics 120w fixtures and have the radion in the middle. maybe there are other good led products that can support sps corals and are less expensive than the radion and better than taotronics?
my budget is $700

i am going for a energy efficient light fixtures because i don't want to spend a lot of money on my electricity bill.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:21 AM   #2
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In my opinion, the 120watt LEDs are amazing for the price... I have 1 over my 38 gallon reef and I'm able to keep anemones and sps
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:25 AM   #3
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I love mine I have 3 over my 120
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:31 AM   #4
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I love mine I have 3 over my 120
are you referring to the taotronics?
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #5
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I have 2 Toatronics over my 55g for about 2 weeks. If your running custom settings on your Radion, youd be better of keeping it Radions IMO.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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run my radion on 20k morning, 14k day, and blues before night time.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #7
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You will need 3 of whichever fixture you choose to cover a 6' tank. it all depends on how much you want to spend and what functions you want your fixture to have. Either one will grow corals just fine.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:52 AM   #8
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I have 3 Tao's over my 175 gallon 6' bow front. Works great.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:02 AM   #9
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thanks guys. been hearing a lot of good things about the Taotronics... going to try them out.
just wondering if they are energy-efficient?
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They are 120 watts each. A comparable fixture would probably be a 250 watt metal halide, which would need a new lamp every 8-12 months.
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