3 AI Prime 16 HD vs 2 AI Prime 26HD?

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Hello there, I have Waterbox 65.4 (48x20x18) and currently running 3-AI Prime 16HDs. I like the look of 2 lights better and was thinking of going to 2-AI Hydras 26HDs. Do you think that would work out or should I stick to 3?
 
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Don't know how to edit title as I meant to put Hydras 26HD instead of Prime 26HD lol

Sorry misread your post you have three primes already. ;Facepalm I still think the Hydras would be a better bet for later down the road when you want to try more demanding or just better spread.

Thanks! I was thinking it would help out if I want to do SPS but was just worried about the spread
 

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I have 3 primes and they are dialed pretty low and I grow whatever. Stick with 3 you can get better spread by spacing them apart more
 

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how high off the water do you have your lights? Awesome looking corals btw.
Thanks! I have them at almost the max height of the hard mount for the primes about 10 inches. I recently got a 24 inch xho and it hangs from the ai hard mount with the included feet perfectly. I only have the xho at 20% though so i dont think its putting out much par. When I had them at 70 + percent the corals got super pastel, I assumed that I needed more par but I was was wrong and it was too late to return the XHO at that point so I keep them there at 15-20%
 

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