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SoloSK71
12-20-2016, 05:34 AM
So I am designing my new tank and have narrowed my lighting choice down to three.

Tank is 36" l x 30" w x 28" h and will be a mixed reef tank.

Light choices are:

Single Radeon XR30w G4 Pro (Ecotech has promised this will provide enough coverage)
Kessil AP700 w dispersion lenses
36" ATI 8 bulb Powermodule

Obviously there is a significant price difference with the ATI, and it is the one I have no experience with, and I am looking for advice from my fellow reefers as to suggestions.

Charles

gmann
12-20-2016, 06:48 AM
guess it depends what you want to keep. i am facing a similar dilemma to you, but after reading and watching videos i cant move on from kessil, though their mounting options suck for a eurobrace, so most likely will be sticking with 3 x 360we pendants.

Skimmer Juice
12-20-2016, 06:31 PM
guess it depends what you want to keep. i am facing a similar dilemma to you, but after reading and watching videos i cant move on from kessil, though their mounting options suck for a eurobrace, so most likely will be sticking with 3 x 360we pendants.

I prefer the pendants to the ap700 , you can mount the pendants so easy and you can spread them out , the p700 you are stuck with positioning. And are they not basically the same light minus the programming ?
The ATI might be your best bet as the 30 wide is pretty big area and the t5 will definitely give you the best coverage .

gmann
12-20-2016, 06:42 PM
I prefer the pendants to the ap700 , you can mount the pendants so easy and you can spread them out , the p700 you are stuck with positioning. And are they not basically the same light minus the programming ?
The ATI might be your best bet as the 30 wide is pretty big area and the t5 will definitely give you the best coverage .

ap700 gives a cleaner finish. having multiple pendants is messy, however I assume if you connect all of them to a controller you would not need the link cable

but I agree with skimmer juice regarding the coverage of the t5.

DKoKoMan
12-21-2016, 09:06 AM
Can't go wrong with the colour and shimmer of the Kessils.

Skimmer Juice
12-21-2016, 06:10 PM
Can't go wrong with the colour and shimmer of the Kessils.

I agree , I love my kessils , My favorite light combo I have used in 14 years
3x kessil a360we with 2 t5 bulbs (ati actinic+ / ati blue +)for supplement . Grows anything I want and super adjustable and my corals all love it . Here is the light I made but now I have 3 kessils in there now I should take an updated photo I also painted it purple . Takes a bit of work but well worth it

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll28/commancel/fish%20pics%20dec%2020%202015%20002_zpssdwihbvl.jp g (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/commancel/media/fish%20pics%20dec%2020%202015%20002_zpssdwihbvl.jp g.html)

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll28/commancel/hybrid%20light%20001_zpsdq0ogs9u.jpg (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/commancel/media/hybrid%20light%20001_zpsdq0ogs9u.jpg.html)

DKoKoMan
12-21-2016, 06:14 PM
I agree , I love my kessils , My favorite light combo I have used in 14 years
3x kessil a360we with 2 t5 bulbs (ati actinic+ / ati blue +)for supplement . Grows anything I want and super adjustable and my corals all love it . Here is the light I made but now I have 3 kessils in there now I should take an updated photo I also painted it purple . Takes a bit of work but well worth it

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll28/commancel/fish%20pics%20dec%2020%202015%20002_zpssdwihbvl.jp g (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/commancel/media/fish%20pics%20dec%2020%202015%20002_zpssdwihbvl.jp g.html)

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll28/commancel/hybrid%20light%20001_zpsdq0ogs9u.jpg (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/commancel/media/hybrid%20light%20001_zpsdq0ogs9u.jpg.html)


This hybrid setup is sweet! Looks good and I'm sure the corals love it.