Kessil ap700 or 2 a360

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  1. bigkai

    bigkai Well-Known Member

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    Im about to order a new light and ant deside what lights i want my tank is 48x24x24 mixed reef. And i have a apex that controls everything. Sont know what to get any advice?
     
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    AP700 is probably your best bet. I generally prefer the A360s because you have flexibility in regard to mounting location and two worked very well over my 75g while it was a mixed reef but the AP700 would have had better coverage.
     
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    I ordered the ap700 im really hopi g to see a major defense from my old cheap japanese leds
     
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    A360 is a better setup and two will give better coverage and par than the ap700. The ap700 has a better looking tank mount imo.
     
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    This isn't a true statement.
     
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    2 ap700 for that tank will be perfect!
     
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    If 2 keep the intensity below 50%. If rock work is 8-10in. from each side 1 700 would be sufficient.
     
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    The mount is the same, you just use two for the AP700.
     
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    I would go with the AP700, unfortunately your Apex is unable to control it, but it does have its own WiFi app that you can use to program it, and it's more powerful than the A360s.
     
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  10. Brian Jones

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    ap700 over a360, had both.
     
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    ditto
     
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    3 360s. Better coverage less shadows more flexible in mounting and positioning

    If ya wanna get all crazy out of the box like
     
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    I ordered 1 ap700. It is suppose to be here in the next hour or so the hanging kit has already been delivered. Just need the light i will post some photos when its installed.
     
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    Dana, is your chart supposed to show the par readings for the ap700? If so at what height is the light from the water. BRS tested the light a couple of weeks ago and their reading were much higher depending on the height of the light. From my experience, I have 3, this light is very powerful. Of course my knowledge of lights is limited, but I killed 7 sps acros.and damaged another 5-6 at a light intensity of 75%. I wouldn’t think a par reading of your maximum of 200, would do this. What am I missing?
     
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    Love to look of the light and super fun to play with. Im hoping my tank is finished cycling im ready to make it great agian. Right now it's about empty. Iv been slowly recovering from the total crash from moving.
     
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    I upgraded from 3x360s to 2xAP700 and the key word is Upgraded. There is a reason the 360s are the little brother. Both are great choices but my tank changed for the better with the 700. Par is not even close to comparable so yes that statement is not correct the 700 you have better coverage and control.
     
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