Kessil A500X, thoughts?

AI Nero 5

HughJazz

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 3, 2014
Messages
26
Reaction score
16
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Interested in these lights. I will probably wait for some more testing before deciding if I want these.
I wonder if 3 can cover a 180 SPS tank?
 

HurricaneSystems

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
260
Reaction score
100
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
TN
Hey all,

I have been out of the hobby for about 8 years, time flies. Any way, if some of you remember me I was one of the first users of Kessil in a reef tank and used to post about them a lot.

I am currently setting up a new system utilizing a 40 cube and a brand new Kessil A500X that I just received the other day.

I am working on either a Seneye or an Apogee to measure par. I have it set to about 35% intensity right now with the 55 degree reflector. It is about 14 inches off the top of the water.

All I currently have in the tank is a mated pair of Bali Aquarich Helmet Premium Picasso Perculas and a green BTA.

I will adjust and read par as the days go on.

The Kessil A500X is made very well if course and the mounting arm is top quality. I will be adding any SPS and some hammers, etc. Will attach a couple of pics until I get the tank more established.
 

Attachments

  • 20210522_135753.jpg
    20210522_135753.jpg
    75 KB · Views: 33
  • Screenshot_20210522-142003_Gallery.jpg
    Screenshot_20210522-142003_Gallery.jpg
    60.7 KB · Views: 39
  • Screenshot_20210522-141932_Gallery.jpg
    Screenshot_20210522-141932_Gallery.jpg
    44.8 KB · Views: 32

gpwdr

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 6, 2014
Messages
874
Reaction score
422
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Enfield, Connecticut

Nearly $800 and no built in WiFi. Can someone help me please justify that?
I have a 250wt HQI and set up the A500x next to it. The A500x is just as bright as the metal halide. Finally Kessil has hit a home run!
 
Reef Chasers Aquaculture

Montiman

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 20, 2017
Messages
1,196
Reaction score
1,409
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Pheonix
For a 300G DD how many would be needed for a heavy SPS tank wall to wall? I have 6xT5 + 3 corona rapid LED fixtures, I could mix the LEDs maybe?
I would go with 6. If you look at SPS dominant 300DD tanks lit with other 180w lights they usually use 6. A great example would be Mike Paletta's old 300DD lit with 6 XR30s
 
AI Hydra

Do you house a "Reef Safe" Angelfish in your reef tank?

  • YES and it's going good

    Votes: 165 41.4%
  • YES but it's not working out

    Votes: 11 2.8%
  • NO I have tried it in the past and it didn't work out

    Votes: 35 8.8%
  • NO I haven't tried yet

    Votes: 174 43.6%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 14 3.5%
Printed Reef
Top