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Kessil A360w E-series Tuna Blue(or updated version) 0 0%
Different Kessil 0 0%
Chinese LED 0 0%
T5 HO 0 0%
Other (please specify) 2 100.00%
Metal Halide 0 0%
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:48 PM   #1
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Top Quality Reef Light

My LFS has a Kessil A360WE Tuna Blue on their 120 reef. My dad and I really like the way it looks above the tank and love the effect if gives on the water.

I wanted to get a general consensus on lighting to try and narrow down my research. I won't have any corals for at least 6 months, but I like to plan ahead...
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:04 AM   #2
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Kessil lights Are some of the best in the hobby. Really nice spectrum and I've never seen another led that blends the colors together as well as kessil does.


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What size tank is this you are starting? I really like the Radion Pros.
Radion ‚ĄĘ XR30w Pro | EcoTech Marine
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This would be for when my 75 gets switched to a reef.

It's in my living room so the lighting has to be presentable and it can't hang from the ceiling (no joists above the tank)

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The Radions have tank mounts. Most of the higher end units do now. I recently got a AI Hydra for a friend with nice mounting hardware. He's got a single Hydra 52(also an excellent choice) over his 93 cube. It's really sharp.
If you are planning on mounting whatever you buy to the tank, you will need 2 units. A 4" rectangular tank isn't going to look good with a single fixture over it.
I would knock Halides and T5s off of that list as they are energy thirsty and inefficient. The Taotronics or similar panels are basically for bargain shoppers- they will do the job, but they aren't even close to "the best" in looks or quality.
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The kessils have gooseneck fixtures which look acceptable. They don't bother me really. Just the wiring but that's my that hard to make not look ugly


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Talked with my dad about this and he wanted to know if the kessils and radions would grow or sustain corals.

I think I can deal with the wiring. My current light is a grow fixture sitting on 2◊4s. That is what I call ugly

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Lol yes both will grow sps and clams.


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Ok thanks. I thought they would when I saw 1100 max par.

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Lights are expensive...seems like I am looking at ~$1,000 for the kessils, radions, t5s, or MH.
Going to look into taotronics next. Hopefully those will be more reasonable.

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