Who uses a Tatronic type light over fuge?

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  1. Kevin_E

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    RoloSaez Millepora

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    I use the Marineland LED light on mine. Growth is crazy and best of all it was less than 40 bucks.
     
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    If you mean the standard, blue and white only, no dimmer, 55led/120W light-
    I might start!

    I used 2 of those on my 125 for a few years, then went with 3 x 55led, 120- but the full spectrum/dimmable LEDs over my 180.
    The other 2 LED's are in a box in my basement- work fine.

    I was gong to try it over my massive chaeto- but can't bring myself to do it when I get great growth out of my 2 x 100W CFL bulbs, each a aluminum cone like reflector.

    I planned to use the old LED's over a frag area soon.

    FWIW
     
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    I used a generic 120w fixture over my fuge for about 3-4 months. almost all the blues were burnt out so it was just whites running. It didn't work well for a fuge light for me. CFL's work great and im currently running a 2 blub t5ho fixture on mine that also works well with the correct bulbs.
    the leds just seemed to be to powerful for a fuge (I was running a non dimmable fixture though)
     
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    I was recently at Unique corals and had a chance to see my first taotronics light. It looked kile an absolute beast. I was curious as to what it looked like since it had the potential to be the brightest LED light I had ever seen. When Dave turned it on there was a loud buzzing as Sparks and a little fire shot out of the fixture. Dave bravely hit the switch to off and posted a sign on it saying fire hazard. Needless to say that is my only memory of their products.

    Here is a pic of what the fixture looked like.
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    It's on in that pic.

    That is also the model that I have not personally known anyone to have.
    My Taotronics has the 11 rows of 5 LED's, alternating blues and whites. They actually still work fine, and I still have them.
    MY original ones are the non dimmable, and only a blue spectrum and one white spectrum- and it grew corals too!
    NOthing like my current knock offs though that are full spectrum and dimmable.
    They are PAR MONSTERS TOO- and yes, I had put a PAR meter to them
     
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    What's a good clip on LED for a sump?
     
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    Just noticed it in the background
     
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    I too have a full spectrum version of the chinese 55x 3 watt diodes. I switched back to my halide so I just have it sitting around. I am struggling to keep my phosphates down so I was hoping that this unit would grow massive amounts of chaeto. My CFL 6500 just didn't seem t grow much.