I see that Kessil is launching their AP9X soon. Does anyone know what the improvements are over the AP700?
185 watts total for the fixture, not per puck.$849, not as huge of a price jump as the 360x was.
But 184 watts per puck? puck meaning the whole system? Or is this thing really as 368 watt light?
Either way, thanks for the update.
The spread is 48x24 for a mixed reef(chalices and softies on the corners) and 36x24 for a SPS dominant tank. Their new mount style is awesome and allows for only a single arm that articulates about every which way you would ever want it to go including width wise with the single mount. Based on the info you would need 2 AP9x and it will cover the whole tank for a SPS dominant system.So same price as xr30s. What's the recommendation for a 60x24x24 mixed reef? 2 fixtures?
Do the fixtures need to maintain wifi to run their program? Or is the program actually loaded onto the fixture? Obviously to adjust them with the app you need to have wifi, but once you set them on a schedule could you remove wifi and have them run their schedule?
A more broad question, what's everyone's thoughts on putting lights down the center of the tank vs staggering front to back? I'm debating getting new lights but thinking it makes more sense to get something like multiple xr15s so I can spread the lights front to back as well as across the length. My thought here is no matter how good of "spread" you get, you're still emitting from a single point (or line of points) forming a cone over the width of the tank. Staggering the light allows the cone to hit the corals from the sides as well. Am I crazy here?
So I guess my thought is maybe 2 of the AP9X "works" lengthwise, but would it be better to orient them width wise? And if so, I assume that would require 3-4 lights.