What lighting are you using?

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  1. tank o tang

    tank o tang Active Member

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    What lights are you running above your tanks? Are you happy with them or would you go differently?
     
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    Fourstars Active Member R2R Supporter

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    MH 36" Metal Halide T5 Aquarium Light Reef Marine Coral 406W LED Leg 250W Bulb. Search this on Ebay.

    Had to upgrade the bulbs but great value!
     
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    Reef breeders photon v2 led fixture. I like the way it looks with the color and shimmer but I won’t be able to tell you if I like it until I stock my tank with ciral. Come on ffm hurry up and get here, lol
     
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    AI Prime HD. Love the colour, shimmer, controllability and settings. customer service fab too consideering I am in UK and have emails response within the hour no problems xx
     
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    Hybrid setup
    Gen 4 XR30W pros with T5’s
     
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    tank o tang Active Member

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    Time to upgrade the lights and want to go led. Anybody running the vervve lights? Leaning towards 3 hydra 52s. Was thinking 3 kessil 360s but worried about to much shimmer and prefer control and setting from the phone or laptop. Radions are just a little more than I want to spend and worried about the color disco ball. Not sure how the ap700 would line up with tank braces. Going in a canopy about 10" off the water. 180g tank mixed lps/sps/zoas. Only 1 shot to get something I am going to like. And most pics and vids aren't like seeing in real life. Thoughts?
     
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    cccharliecc Well-Known Member

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    I have a 220 and I'm gonna upgrade to 3 - A360WE Kessils in a week or so.
     
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    Jim Heenan Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I would argue the ideal set-up :)
     
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    The next piece to my 180 gallon reef tank is lighting. No doubt, it will have SPS, LPS and a few softies too.

    I'm thinking about 2 Kessil AP700's. They seem to have good reviews and would cost quite a bit less than triple Ecotech XR30W.

    What say ye?
     
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    NB Reefer Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I run two Kessil a160 and a black box with plans to upgrade to the aquatic life hybrid fixture to add T5s. I love the Kessil shimmer.
     
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    Went with kessil ap700's. Wife said she really liked the shimmer. Ordered 2 but think I'm going to get a 3rd. I'd rather have to much and tune them down than wish I had that little extra later. Going to be hanging them on my light rack about 10" off the water.
     
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    Ap700 over my 4ft 120. Really beginning to love this light.
     
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    I run ati/NanoBox hybrid. Love it
     
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    Dave does some amazing work!
     
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    I am running 2 kessil A160 tuna blues and they are by far better that any other light I have used before. I wouldnt have any other lights running on my tank.
     
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    Two kessil 360we's. Want to get the Aquatic Life T5/LED hybrid to add T5 in with my kessils.
     
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    Full circle... CFLs, MHs, long break from the hobby, Nanobox LEDs, Kessil AP700. And now that I want to get serious and go full acropora on my new build, I just picked up a 6 bulb ATI Sunpower with a Reefbrite Blue XHO strip.
     
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    3 Radion XR30 prod on my 6 foot 30 inch tall tank. Wouldn’t trade them.
     
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    My dream setup! Right now I'm using a 16" SB reeflight and a single t5 on either side over a 60 gal mixed reef. Pretty happy with it but man, I'd love a radion over it

    IMG_20180304_112615_167.jpg
     
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    8bulb T5 with 2 rapid LED 48" blue strips on a 80g shallow.
     
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