Originally Posted by alyxandria
go with something better just in case you want to (trust me it's inevitable) get some corals down the road. The link RM posted is a great light for corals without the expensive price tag like kessil LEDs have.
I have one, I love it. Grows everything just fine. You'll want one per two feet of tank space. I'm sure many others on this forum can vouch for it as it's pretty popular.
I mean that's an absolutely wonderful light. Especially considering the price tag. But let me tell you right now the kessil lighting option provides more blues than pretty much LED
on the market.
This fixture: 4 x Blue 460nm
Dimmer Two(27 LEDs): 7 x Royal Blue 450nm, 20 x Blue 460nm
It is really cool because you can keep your dimmer 1 really low because it's mostly white and just grow with primarily dimmer two.. For $75 you can't go wrong. I'm curious if it's UL listed though. Insurance loves finding those in fire claims.
Anyway the Kessil has many many many more blues available for the corals. Yes for the top of the line one you're looking at $400 and as low as $220 for the lowest not tunable one. An A160 is only $260 or so....
The 420nm Actinic range does wonderful things to corals...
For $150 you could run two of these lights with the white channel completely off on the second and have a pretty mean tank.