TaoTronics 120W LED lights

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    that sounds great and thanks for the advice! Does my color plan sound right? blues, then blues and whites, then just blues again before blackout?
     
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    Hi,

    Are you planning on putting any SPS in your tank eventually? I would like to hear how it goes if you do because I was looking at these lights. I hope you keep this thread updated :)
     
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    Yep that plan sounds good.
     
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    Im going to take it slow, as hard as it will be. But to answer your question, yes I hope to grow all sorts of things including sps down the road!
     
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    Lights look good. Will be following along to see how it goes. :Cheers:
     
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    So we are almost at 1 week and so far so good. Lights are on a timer and running total for 9 hrs a day. (blues only for 2 of those) I am very please that there is absolutely no heat when they have been ran all day. I did return the coral life timer I bought and put them on ones from Home Depot.
     

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    Nice, but why do you only have the blues on for two hours a day? It is my understanding that zooxanthellae respond well to the blue light spectrum (~475nm range). You might want to keep those blues going when you start stocking with corals...
     
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    I agree run the blues for an hour in the morning then all the lights for the 9 hours then back to just the blues for an hour before shutting them all down.. the blues to start the day and finish it will resemble sunrise and sunset for the coral (when you start them).
     
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    Pretty sure thats what hes already doing.
     
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    This is correct. I should have worded it differently.
     
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    Ohhh... sorry I misread that. I thought you meant blues for only two hours, but you meant exlusively blues for two hours. I apologize I was very tired when I read that post.
     
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    Just e-mailed the ebay seller about how to take care of warranty should it arise. Will post feedback when they respond. Also I noticed these lights have been lowered to $150.88 a fixture! Searching their selling history they are selling quite a few of them and have superior feedback as a seller. If you did choose to purchase these I would buy them from ebay seller (trustpick).
     
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    Lights are still running strong! eBay seller said to contact them for any warranty issues. I won't know if that's any good until I try it. I'm hoping to put in a anenome next week. I'll post before and after pics. Have a great night everyone.
     
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    Lights are on a timer and doing well. Very pleased with them thus far.
     
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    i wonder how many of these fixtures i would need over my 75 if they do well over a period of time,im running mh/5t at the moment
     
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    I have 2 over mine and am happy with that. Seems like 3 would be a bit much.
     
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    Heres a current front view with the lights. My phone camera doesnt take the best pictures, sorry.
     

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    i have lots of coral so im really hoping these will work,im afraid the corals would be at risk if these dont work well
     
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    I'll be ordering a set of these soon for my 55 gallon set up.. They seem like good units for the money. Hope they work out for you!
     
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    Over 3 months of operation and the lights are working great! Doughnut, trumpet and Duncan corals are all doing great. The trumpet has split heads and the duncan is currently popping 6 new heads! Seabae and Condy anenome seem to enjoy them as well! I hope you have good luck with them too!
     
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