Lights for 16" Shallow Reef?


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Hey Fellas,

Getting ready to set up a Planet Aquarium Tideline 62 gallon AIO. Practical dimensions of the tank minus the chambers in the back are 48" wide, 15" deep, and 16" tall. Last thing I need to purchase are lights, but not sure what to go with. Is something like two Noopsyche K3 Pros/Nicrew or Smatfarm 100w be overkill given the only ~16" width/depth. I see these working well for tanks more than double those dimensions so feels like perhaps I would be better served stepping it down just a bit. Would something more similar to AI Primes or Noop K7 Minis be a better fit? Going to keep a mixed reef, so don't want my lights to limit coral selection.

Thank you!!!


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I think two Noopsyche K7 V3's would be ideal for those dimensions for a mixed reef.
2 AI blades would work too. 1 glow and 1 grow. If you like the full blanket of light look.

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