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maron6977
07-09-2015, 04:04 AM
Hi, ordering 72"x30"x24"H tank . Was originally thinking evergrow lights but another option is Kessil.
The Kessil's aren't that much more $ . Thinking I would need 3 . Worried about, will it light the 30" wide tank ???
Also is there much light leakage or is it all focused into the tank ?
How do you find the sps growth ?
Any other info would be appreciated .
Thanks Mark

Skimmer Juice
07-09-2015, 04:48 AM
defiantly go kessil imo, 3 would probably be fine Im running 2 x a360w on a 48x48x20 cube and it has some light spill . the w has a pretty big coverage zone .

hfp75
07-09-2015, 05:20 AM
I'm a kessil fan. I'm using 2x 360we over my 48x20x20 and had the intensity at 85 - things weren't happy and I've just pulled the 2x down to 70 - i think 70 or 75 will be my sweet spot..... Maybe even 65.

I want to use 3x for the added light source and will just decrease the intensity to 55 or 60.....

Just remember that LEDs are directional light - regardless of the angle of the lens below the diode.

gmann
07-09-2015, 08:14 PM
Not sure how soon you need them, but....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpEJd6q0p0

I believe they said Q3 this year

Skimmer Juice
07-09-2015, 09:02 PM
personally I prefer the pendant style I have them hanging from my roof , the pendants are much cleaner than that fixture .

maron6977
07-10-2015, 03:34 AM
Thanks for the input . What is selling me is : small & compact , the shimmer it produces . Seems like a quality light w/controller at a competitive price .