Light Recommendation

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Began511, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Yeah, I hear that the AP700 clusters are only 10" apart. Could be a lot of shadows.

    My suggestion would be to put a LED strip light along the entire front, to eliminate ALL the shadows.
    Perhaps Ecoxotic E-120?
     
  2. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Also be aware that Kessil just released diffusers that will push the light coverage even more. There will be a 15-20% light reduction but your tank is shallow and you won't even begin to get to the full power output of the light.


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  3. Began511

    Began511 Guest

    Got my new light today :)
    Haven't started programming yet, just using on/off right now.
     

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  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Looks good!

    Is that the highest it will go?


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  5. Began511

    Began511 Guest

    No, it will go up to probably double that height.
     
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    That will help with the darker ends in the tank.


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  7. Began511

    Began511 Guest

    My rock anemones have alredy open up at least a 1/3 bigger than normal since I turned the light non a couple hours ago. BTW - I went with the le Russo mounts :)
     
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Aren't the Le Russo mounts a center mount as well?

    I see they have the side mounts as well.

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  9. Began511

    Began511 Guest

    They do make a center mount, but the center mount has to be mounted to the back of the stand. There wasn't a rimless option for the center mount.
     
  10. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    You do have some high rockwork on the sides. I can see how you might want something additional.
     
  11. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Looks nice!
    But yep, you will need something at the ends.
    Or just get 2 AP700's. ;)
     
  12. Began511

    Began511 Guest

    Or I could redo my rock work :/ but thats not much fun, lol..
    There are some corals I was thinking about selling anyhow, so That might be what I end up doing. If I did put something at the ends, do you thing Kessil 160's would be enough or would I need the 360's?
     
  13. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Hard to say:
    The 160 would be borderline, but probably ok if you just keep softies at the end.
    Two 360's is the same cost as another AP700, so I would think you would just go with the latter.

    Opinion;
    Two 160's + some LED strip lights along the front might be best.
    Strip lights compensate for the smaller 160s.
    And it looks like you have some big shadows in the lower-front as well.
     
  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Marine depot just put out a video that shows the diffusers but it doesn't really show the differences.
     
  15. Began511

    Began511 Guest

    I seen that :)
    The has the diffusers listed but they're not officially available yet. Hopefully soon! I'll try them before I invest in additional lighting.
     
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