T5 light and led combo question. Do i still need my kessil?

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Mui_Gogeta

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Basically, 20 gallons. I has a A360X kessil. But had a lot of shadows. So I figure t5 would be nice as blanket light, so I get 2x 24" 24w t5s.

But when I turned them on, holy **** man, it was bright af. I couldn't even tell the kessil was on anymore.

Shimmer, nearly non existent.

Shadows, non existent.

I figured I burned my corals or bleached them going from 50% to 80% on the kessil, but with how bright the t5s are I'm not so sure anymore.

I turn the kessil off and hardly notice a difference. So this begs the question

Do I turn up the brightness on the kessil, leave it be as the corals get used to t5s, or just remove and sell the kessil?

Thx for your Input in advance.
 
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you could raise the level of the t5s and lower them as the days/weeks go by. my assumption is that you have them on a fixture that could be raised or lowered
 
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