need your opinions on LED light -help me choose
The LED guy is asking for help deciding on the next light. I've weighed out the pro-cons here and I need your help in making my decision. This light will be over my ADA 60H which is 24Lx12Dx18H
AquaIllumination Sol Blue
Pro: I already have it. Controllability, controller allows me to do things like, sunrise, sunset, lightning storms, moonlight cycles etc.
Con: It's a reef light, so it only has 8 white LEDs and they're cool white xp-g's so they may not have the right spectrum in the red range. I'm worried 8 LEDs won't be enough light. The remaining LEDs are blue so they won't work too well on a planted tank.
Kessil Amazon Sun 6500k
Pro: Nice looking, hangable - will make or buy a light stand. Good coloration and spectrum for plants. Not super super expensive ~260-270ish
Cons: Not dimmable, no other features other than a light, single point light source so may have a hot spot in the middle, hanging it so the spread is enough to cover the tank may reduce the light levels to below what I need.
Finnex RayII LED
Pro: Cheap, <100 bucks. Good spread, perfect PAR
Cons: Not dimmable, can't hang it, will have to use legs over the tank. If I do hang it, the light level will drop significantly.
PAR38's from RapidLED
Pro: Cheap - two will be sufficient to cover the tank. Nice PAR, nice color, good spectrums.
Cons: Ugly, not dimmable, won't be able to mount it as nicely as I did at home since I can't drill into the wall. Not a huge fan of that ikea set up where you put sunshades over it.
Custom built LED
Pro: Built just the way I like it, spectrum, color, etc. Will be hangable, will be able to make it look nice (thank's to my dad), dimmable, custom color mixing.
Cons: For the way I want it configured, it'll be $$$, I'm looking at well north of 300.
As of now, I'm leaning towards just building a custom one but obviously I'd like to save what money I can. I can sell my AI too so it'll cover the cost of my next light.
Help me choose!!