Reefi Uno Vs Kessil a360x

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Thank you!! I couldn't imagine which option you'd be leaning towards.

My goal is to combat shadows, but I do plan to turn the intensity down while verifying with an Apogee 510 - though, good advice is good advice!!

Maybe it's a silly question, because, you know, "you're" Kessil (figuratively speaking). What would the shadowing look like on a 4ft tank with only four A360X fixtures? I'm looking into fill light (t5 or Reef Brites), but if you don't think it would be needed, I'm curious to hear about it.

Either way, thank you for jumping in. I appreciate companies taking an interest in perspective clients.
I have a four foot tank with 2 kessel a 360’s and six t5’s with the AI hybrid set up. I get no shadows and good growth for acros. Mich less cost than what you are considering.
 

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I have a four foot tank with 2 kessel a 360’s and six t5’s with the AI hybrid set up. I get no shadows and good growth for acros. Mich less cost than what you are considering.
Beautiful tank! I figured I could get away with less than four A360x fixtures, but I have a spread in mind for my set up. Either way, this set up has clearly worked well for you. Thanks for chiming in and sharing, it looks awesome.
 

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Happy to help. bRS tv did a great video showing the spread and PAR readings of the a360x.. i was surprised ro see they actually suggested postioning them closer to the edge because there is so much spread towards the middle.
 
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Happy to help. bRS tv did a great video showing the spread and PAR readings of the a360x.. i was surprised ro see they actually suggested postioning them closer to the edge because there is so much spread towards the middle.
I saw that, too. It was pretty impressive. They first gave me the idea for four. Kessils are certainly beautiful lights.
 
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I have 2 ReeFi Unos. I’d there anything specific you’d like to know? They produce some shimmer, not much of a disco effect, I had AIs on my last tank and it’s much better than them. They are nice lights, look nice my only real issue is the interface, seems like it needs updated, lacking some features that I had with the AIs that I thought were useful.
 

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I have 2 ReeFi Unos. I’d there anything specific you’d like to know? They produce some shimmer, not much of a disco effect, I had AIs on my last tank and it’s much better than them. They are nice lights, look nice my only real issue is the interface, seems like it needs updated, lacking some features that I had with the AIs that I thought were useful.
Thank you for responding. What you shared is exactly what I was questioning, so I appreciate you jumping in, too. Very nice looking tank!!!
 

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I would do a combo of Kessil and led bars like xho’s if mounted at a normal height or Orpheks if mounted higher with 55 degree lenses on the 360x’s.
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Here’s my tank, 360x’s with three OR2 blue plus on the edges (front, left and right side).
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As you can see, I went overboard, but that’s okay.
 
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I would do a combo of Kessil and led bars like xho’s if mounted at a normal height or Orpheks if mounted higher with 55 degree lenses on the 360x’s.
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Here’s my tank, 360x’s with three OR2 blue plus on the edges (front, left and right side).
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As you can see, I went overboard, but that’s okay.
Wow. Great looking tank. I really appreciate the advice and wonderful picture!
 

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Here's a couple pics from a 90 (48x18x24h) right after I upgraded the lights on this tank to Unos. They are ~9" above the tank. Par with these two Unos set to ~121 watts at peak is 400 @ 6" under the light, 350 @ 10" in the center of the tank, 200 @ sand in the center of the tank, 150 @ sand in the corners. Full power is 180 watts each.
I just bought 4 more of these lights for a 48x35x20 tank I'm about to set up.
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Here's a couple pics from a 90 (48x18x24h) right after I upgraded the lights on this tank to Unos. They are ~9" above the tank. Par with these two Unos set to ~121 watts at peak is 400 @ 6" under the light, 350 @ 10" in the center of the tank, 200 @ sand in the center of the tank, 150 @ sand in the corners. Full power is 180 watts each.
I just bought 4 more of these lights for a 48x35x20 tank I'm about to set up.
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Very cool - thank you for sharing! Tank is looking really nice. Thanks to every here along with Daniel, I finally decided on and purchased the Unos. Looking great so far.
 

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