Light recommendation for a pico, that is controllable/adjustable/settable like the AI Prime?

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Hi guys,

So I am looking to buy this tank for a pico: https://www.marinedepot.com/lifegar...r-2-65-gallon-crystal-elevated-low-iron-glass

Well not entirely set on it, but I defo want low iron glass and it is hard to find pico products that fits my requirements.

Anyways, I am thinking of getting an AI Prime 16 HD but given its footprint is 7.75" x 7.75", and is like 9.75" tall, I think it is a bit overkill. With that said, I think it can work, but just wondering, is there any other similar adjustable lights that might better suit a pico?
 
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Question, what is the goal of said adjustable light? Right off hand I know the A80 from kessil would do well to fit your needs. I myself just use an ABI bulb that is reef spectrum.
Oh just to grow some soft corals. No fish too, so this tank will be lid-less, yay!

I do want it to be controllable, just because I want to adjust every little bit of light to get the perfect combination of colors I'd want. Also to be able to brighten/darken the tank without needing to move the light itself.
 

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I think the prime would be a good fit and still look nice over that tank. The dimensions of the prime are still smaller than the tank you want to use. Just keep settings low and you'll be fine.
 
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