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Old 08-03-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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trying to figure out led's still...ebay or taotronics??

So I have figured out from previous threads I need 120w and dimmable since I already jave coral... but I'm torn between ebays Chinese knock offs and the taotronics on Amazon. .. my tank is deep which also concerns me... 27" from top waterline to sand bed... any advice before I take the plunge?

I am currently rinning 250 mh with t5's on my 120 custom
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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Taotronic's are all Chinese as well. Most all of them use Bridgelux LED's and do a good job. Lots of bang for the buck.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:29 PM   #3
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Anything I should be aware of when ordering? Or make sure it has if I go through ebay?
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I would just order the Taotronics, there are almost identical fixtures all over the place, but many forum members have bought the Taotronics LEDs and like them.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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There all made at the same company in China then there rebranded sold on ebay-amazon
look for the dimmable ones. As they are bright each 120 watt unit equals a 250 watt MH I learned the hard way (melted a few coral)

FWIW Im running 3 units over an 8 ft tank and can keep SPS happy on the sand bed. 2ft under water
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I would just order the Taotronics, there are almost identical fixtures all over the place, but many forum members have bought the Taotronics LEDs and like them.
Can you post a link please?
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0092L...sr=8-1&pi=SL75
For the taotronics
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My tank is 30" deep they work fine. Check my last post for pics w the light.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:15 PM   #9
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=281143594745
This is one of the ebay deals I was looking at. Tank is 48" so I am reading I Will need two?
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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Here ya go Dimmable LED Aquarium Light Heat Sink 120W Coral Reef Tank White Blue 55x3 Watt | eBay
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