Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Gainesville, Florida
So I recently got a couple Kessils. I do have a friend who could get them at wholesale for me, and that's honestly the only reason i got them, $260 a piece otherwise is just ridiculous.
I don't have pics to post as of yet, figure I'd give the tank a bit. I'm honestly not into all of the measurements that you guys do. I'm a med student, and busy as heck, i just need lights that won't cost me an arm and a leg in electricity and bulbs.
My first impression is that for those of you who are considering them, go and find someone who has them and have a look before you break your bank account. I have mine over a 90 gallon rainbow fish tank. I did see them before i got them and had some concerns about how dim they were in appearance, and now that i have them, they are not as bright as they could be for display purposes. Could they replace a 150 MH in terms of growth...we'll see, but overall from an aesthetic perspective, not so much.
I find that the colors are not fantastic, I'll likely have to supplement the light over the long run. Shimmer effect is great, almost too much.
Again, in looking at this thread there's lots of number crunching. I look at its from an aesthetic perspective, and I'm probably more into how they light up fish too than a lot of folks here who are probably more focused on plant growth. Just find someone who has them if possible is all I can say for now. We'll see how things look in a month.