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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Kessill LED for... Low/moderate light?

Hi all

I have been looking into the kessil amazon sun fixtures. The reviews seem mixed-ish.

Being said, they may work out for me and I wanted to run it by the gurus.

I am setting up a rimless 57 gallon (36 x 18 x 20) low tech tank. No CO2, light ferts, heavily planted/stocked, and regular water changes.

Will two fixture provide enough coverage and light with out causing to much algae related problems?

Just as background, my main reason for looking into these fixture is purely aesthetic. I like the led shimmer and mounting options.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 05:12 PM
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Well, I have 1 Kessil using the gooseneck on a 40 gal (30 x 18 x ?). My water level at the top to the substrate is about 15". I think the Kessil will penetrate up to 18". So for my tank it was just right. As far as spread I think there is significant drop off on both ends of the tank. That is why I have it running with my existing CF fixture to really make it a High light tank.

I think in your case 2 of them would cover the whole tank. The only concern is will there be enough light penetration for the type of plants you are planning to put in there.

I can tell from experience that the shimmering is really cool, I get a reflection on the opposite wall and ceiling from that. Very soothing for me but others might not like it. Also, since it has a fan built-in you can definitely hear it.

Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 05:20 PM
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It's too much light for low light. We had 2 over a 57gal illuminata tank and we had to run co2.

I think, 1, hung up high enough so the light spreads out to cover the tank, would be good for what you're trying to achieve.
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