1x Kessil A360WE over a Red Sea Reefer 250?

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  1. Brian Goldstein

    Brian Goldstein Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hello Reefers!

    What is your opinion on having 1x Kessil a360WE over a Red Sea Reefer 250 (35.5 inches long).
    I know most reefers recommend 2x 360's over this particular tank, but I'am getting excellent coverage with a single 360 and no perceivable shadowing. I only have soft coral and LPS in my tank as of right now. Not planning on SPS until I have another 360 over my system.

    If I notice my corals are showing signs of not receiving enough light, I do have an AI primeHD I will supplement the tank with.

    I appreciate any comments!

    Thanks all!

    Brian G.
     

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    Yes , I think you could do that no problem !
     
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    Brian Goldstein Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks for your reply !
     
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    Daniel Waters Active Member ETRC Member

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    With the Kessil mounted high enough enough (Probably need to be 12" off water I'm guessing), it will certainly light a 36" tank. The intensity should be fine for softies and some LPS. You may not perceive shadowing, but I assure you if you added another Kessil or a t5 bulb, you'd notice the difference immediately. But shadowing isn't necessarily bad unless it's preventing light getting to an area you need to receive light. If you like the way it looks, then don't worry about it. It is YOUR tank. However, if you hope to add more light loving corals or critters, you will need more units to provide enough light.
     
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  5. Brian Goldstein

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    Thanks, Daniel!
     
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