Best Fuge light money can buy

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  1. reef fish

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    Best Fuge light money can buy
     

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    I'm in! Inquiring minds got to know. I am in need of one as well.
     
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    What is the Kessil H160?

    Now let’s take Potpourri for $400, Alex.
     
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    Not sure if your thread didn't post everything? Are you asking for opinions on the best fuge light?
    I always recommend the Kessil H380. One of the best led grow lights out there IMO :)
     
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    Saw a review of the new AI one, seems like it may be a winner as well.
     
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    Plus it makes your sump look like it is demonic
     
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    Yes that why it’s time think which light is best thanks to @reefdudes
     
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    H380, hah, amateur hour. The H1200, now that’s a serious fuge light.
     
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    How much area are you trying to illuminate?
     
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    I mean we we are talking spare no expense, I would buy this one: SUN.jpg
     
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    Kessil H80 Tuna Flora.

    Chaeto grows like a weed!
     
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    A lot of wasted spectrum there, may as well tailor it to what the macro use, right?
     
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    Just needed to turn the knob.
    Sun_L.en.jpg
     
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    What size Fuge?
     
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    Small 14x14x14
     
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    So right now we have I see the following choices:
    • Kessil H80
    • Kessil H160
    • Kessil H380
    • Kessil H1200
    • AI Prime Fuge HD
    • Innovative Marine ChaetoMax
    • Orphek OR60 Refugium
     
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    I've been very happy with the H80 and H160 but I believe both of those to be too small for your application. If you went with Kessil, I'd go with the H380. There are numerous "black box" options that people have had good results and I've seen a number of users that were happy with the UFO grow lights as well.
     
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    It's part of my sump. Water volume = 12w x 12d x 10h.

    But I'm sure it would be effective on a fuge twice that size as you could adjust the spread by raising or lowering the light.
     
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    That is about the max area I found the H80 to be effective. It covers a large area but not with enough intensity to be effective. The biggest issue I ran into with the H80 was it's ability to penetrate more than a few inches. The H160 improved that a little bit (I have both running over our refugium at the moment to see if I can lower nutrients further than the H160 alone but dont have an conclusive results yet. I heavily feed our fish so I'm asking more of the refugium than most reefers.
     
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    Following also, need one
     
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