Kessil lighting on Watebox Frag 105.4

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I will be setting up a mixed reef soon in a Waterbox Frag 105.4 (48x24x16) and I am looking for feedback about lighting.

I like the Kessil shimmer and I am thinking about running 2 Kessil a360x at the beginning (already own one).
Later with the introduction of SPS I will add some LED bar such as Reef Brite or Orphek to increase and spread the PAR.

- Is 2 Kessil enough to start with for LPS and some low demand SPS such as Montipora ?
- Should I mount them 8" above water or at 13" with the reflector ?
- Are the 2 LED bars enough or should I consider also a third Kessil ?

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I would consider a third kessil and mount them 12”+ off the water. This will allow you to lower the intensity and keep them further away from salt spray and humidity. That extra 6” or more really does help to improve their life and longevity. Two is enough to start, you’ll eventually want a third with supplements when you start getting stony coral branching
 

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The more sps you add, the more light coverage you'll need. Starting off with two 360x's is good, but I would add a third as you add more sps. Also, look into Quanta Pro meso blue bars, they outperform xho's and Orphek combined. If you want to see Kessil's and LED bars in action over an sps tank, just check out my thread.
 
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The more sps you add, the more light coverage you'll need. Starting off with two 360x's is good, but I would add a third as you add more sps. Also, look into Quanta Pro meso blue bars, they outperform xho's and Orphek combined. If you want to see Kessil's and LED bars in action over an sps tank, just check out my thread.
Not sure about the availability of the quanta pro bar in Europe. But there are plenty of options for LED bars.
the Reef Factory Flare Bar seems good too!
 
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I have 2 Kessel 360 over my 90g. Mounted about 7" above otherwise you get a lot of spill. Adding light bars or T5 hybrid would be more than enough for sps.
I need to see it in place but I like the idea to have my lights mounted higher. To avoid light spill you can kessil reflector
 
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