FS: Kessil a360W - $375

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell, Trade' started by RichieT, Nov 15, 2013.

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  1. RichieT

    RichieT Guest

    So I've realized that I didn't have enough light on my tank and instead of buying a second Kessil I made the switch to T5s. I love this light for color and growth on Zoas and LPS. I'm making the shift to more acros and this fixture does cause shadowing on sticks. Shoot me a PM if you are interested.

    This light has been run fully blue at approximately 70-80% for 4 months.
     
  2. RichieT

    RichieT Guest

    How about $350. I also have the gooseneck.
     
  3. Tenny

    Tenny Supporting Member

    Gooseneck is included for $350? Wow I'm going to be banging my head for not buying it in a ~month when I'm setting up my new tank and realizing 1 Kessil 350 isn't enough.
     
  4. RichieT

    RichieT Guest

    Yep. Gooseneck for free
     
  5. sump_penny

    sump_penny Guest

    damn... just bought 2 before you posted....lol
     
  6. RichieT

    RichieT Guest

    Well if you want a third hit me up
     
  7. DeeAnnMG

    DeeAnnMG Guest

    How long did you use it?
     
  8. RichieT

    RichieT Guest

    This particular unit was new from factory and used for approximately 4 months. Although I've had my tank up about 6 months the first unit was replaced by Kessil because of a faulty fan which was causing overheating. It's in great condition, and I would be keeping it if there was enough room above my tank for this and t5s :(
     
  9. DeeAnnMG

    DeeAnnMG Guest

    Sounds good. Let me think about it. I'll get back to you tomorrow.
     
  10. DeeAnnMG

    DeeAnnMG Guest

    So, I think I've decided to wait on the Kessil purchase. I got some advice from an advanced hobbyist who suggested that my goals (relatively fast coral growth) might be better met if I ran MH for a year or so. Good luck selling your light. If my tank were a year older I would love to have it.
     
  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Interesting advice...I wouldn't worry about speed of coral growth really, you'll just fill up your tank faster. If they look good and grow at all you're doing well!
     
  12. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    I don't really understand why you would run one light for a year and then plan to switch it later just for growth. As long as you get a good quality LED, you can get just as fast coral growth as you would with a metal halide. Metal halides also have a lot of drawbacks such as high heat output, higher energy consumption, and the cost of replacing bulbs. Personally, I'm an LED fan and would recommend a good quality LED fixture any day. I get amazing growth under my LEDs. Also keep in mind that growth rate isn't just dependent on light. Its going to have a lot to do with types of coral, water quality, feeding, dosing, flow, etc.
     
  13. RichieT

    RichieT Guest

    This is pending.

    But I agree with the last two posts. Why worry about growth rates when color and healthiness is what is important. Hopefully you will get both with halides.
     
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  14. DeeAnnMG

    DeeAnnMG Guest

    I'm also a fan of LEDs, and I love the look of Kessils inside the tank.
     
  15. F6553066

    F6553066 Guest

    DeeAnn if you want to stop by my home after work to see how my corals are doing under my Kessil 350's let me know. Everything seems to be doing well. There are other factors besides light that contribute to how fast corals grow. The above advice from Felicia is right on. Do you still have my tel. number?
     
  16. DeeAnnMG

    DeeAnnMG Guest

    Hey Dick,
    Yes, I still have your number. Maybe I will stop by. What day would be good for you?
     
  17. F6553066

    F6553066 Guest

    As you know I'm retired so just about ant time is good.
     
  18. DeeAnnMG

    DeeAnnMG Guest

    I'll give you a call tomorrow.
     
  19. F6553066

    F6553066 Guest

    I just remembered that I have a doctor appt so I will be out in early afternoon. Call after 3:00. If doctor is late getting to me, leave your tel. Number and I'll call you back.
     
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  20. RichieT

    RichieT Guest

    Deal fell through. Last drop before it goes in the closet. $325
     
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