Will the AI Prime 16HD over a 32 gallon keep a magnifica anemone happy?

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Will the AI Prime 16HD over a 32 gallon keep a magnifica anemone happy and perky? The website says this specific light works well on a tank that's less than 24 x 24 x 24. This light gets great reviews and I'm wondering if it's sufficient for a magnifica.
 
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depends on the scape I have 2 on a 17g that has deepwater Lps
My mag is 4 inches from the water line. I haven’t purchased the light as of yet. I’m waffling between the prime 16 and the hydra 32 but I’m wondering if the hydra 32 is overkill.
 
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Kessil 360 would be my choice but I like them better lol
if you have the scratch and I would have to get the controller
My mag is 4 inches from the water line. I haven’t purchased the light as of yet. I’m waffling between the prime 16 and the hydra 32 but I’m wondering if the hydra 32 is overkill.

2 ai primes no 32
 
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Isn’t the hydra 32 technically 2 AI primes in 1 box?
Yes but you can space them easier and give more control if you ever want to get into sps or lps. Will be easier to control shading and light intensities also. I have two 16’s over my 20G to give more light to the spa and less light to the lps.
 
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Kessil 360 would be my choice but I like them better lol
Agree with getting the controller with the kessil. Wifi is over rated. You'll be extremely happy with the light.
It must be loads better than the prime 16 because it’s higher priced then the prime 16 and the hydra 32. I’ll do more research on the kessil. I’m wondering now how to mount anything on this biocube since the back wall is thin plastic and the farthest back wall is like a double rimmed plastic. Ugh! I really should have done more research beforehand. Thx for the suggestion though. I’m going to research the kessil tonight.
 
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Yes but you can space them easier and give more control if you ever want to get into sps or lps. Will be easier to control shading and light intensities also. I have two 16’s over my 20G to give more light to the spa and less light to the lps.
Aaah, didn’t think about that.
 
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I have a Prime 16 over a 20g cube. It is an excellent light with plenty of power to grow anything, including sps ( I have not tried Acropora )
Placed 10" above waterline.
It should work just as well for your 32 imo.
Check out the BRS investigates where they do a thorough test of the prime and I think that'll make up your mind
 
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I have a Prime 16 over a 20g cube. It is an excellent light with plenty of power to grow anything, including sps ( I have not tried Acropora )
Placed 10" above waterline.
It should work just as well for your 32 imo.
Check out the BRS investigates where they do a thorough test of the prime and I think that'll make up your mind
Shhhhh.... we're talking him into Kessil!
 
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Shhhhh.... we're talking him into Kessil!
Soooooo…..about this Kessil a360. Lol! What makes it better then all the other kessil models? Is this specific one more ideal for a 32g? It’s definitely highly rated. I’ve read where people go from AI to Kessil and love it more.
 
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Soooooo…..about this Kessil a360. Lol! What makes it better then all the other kessil models? Is this specific one more ideal for a 32g? It’s definitely highly rated. I’ve read where people go from AI to Kessil and love it more.
What other models are you looking at?
 
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