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Old 07-15-2014, 02:09 AM   #1
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kessil leds 150w


Hello I'm new to this forum and wanted to ask a question about the kessil led 150w model. I have two if them over my 90 gallon planted tank. And I'm not sure if two of them are efficient enough. My local fish store says yes but I'm am not to sure. I'm am thinking I need a third one. I just got them today and the tank looks dim. Any thoughts about these.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:18 AM   #2
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wisteria and vals? you should be fine
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:05 AM   #3
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I have cork screw vals, tiger lotus, wistera and a few plants that were given to me, which I don't know what they are. I am also running a 40 breeder sump with peat pellets
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:23 AM   #4
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Pictures of my sump and what light I had on the tank before I got the kessil leds.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:38 AM   #5
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with the plants you are growing those light are definitely enough lighting. I would worry more about getting co2 for that tank and also ferts latter on
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:24 AM   #6
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I have thought about co2 however it seems more complicated then ever with co2 tanks bubble cot
Counters. Now every week I do add liquid fertilizer. The seachem plant pack fundamentals which contains the flourish, iron and excel.

The tank use to be filled more with plants. I had a homemade in tank overflow box made out of plexi and one day it gave at the time I had a 85. So between draining and filling twice it put a lot of stress on the plants. And then again when I got the 90 drilled. I also lost 17 sundadanio axelrodi which were special ordered from my local fish store and they came in at the same time my tank went to hell. I really want to get my plants back to looking healthy and growing. I am also trying to find Barclaya Longifolia. I special ordered that three almost four months ago from local fish store and still have not gotten it. Any ways I have done enough rambling. I thought I would share a little about what I have been through and done.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:39 AM   #7
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You should be fine.

Are those the 150w amazon sun version?
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:41 AM   #8
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Yes they the amazon sun 150w. I just picked them up today. I like how small they are. I just hope they help with my plant growth and now that I have adjust the height on them they seem to really light up the tank.

Pictures were taken right after I made some height adjustments on the lights. I still have a few shadow it dark patches but I can deal with those.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:07 PM   #9
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you seem to have a high tannin content.. Choice or accident???
The Kessils are pretty "white" your tank pretty yellow..
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:36 PM   #10
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Yes there is a tanning in the tank that is caused by using the peat pellets since I have very hard water. I don't mind the tan color cause it gives it more of a natural look.
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You could drop some Purigen in your filter to clear up that water.
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The last set of pictures were taken at night and during the day you really don't see the tannin color but like I said I don't mind it cause it give the tank a more natural look. I just need to work on placement of the plants cause the plants are scattered all over the place. I might add some driftwood to the tank too, but might have wait since I just dropped , $500+ for those lights
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I also still need to get rid of the micro bubbles coming out of my return line. I check and glued the hell out of my return line and still have micro bubbles. I have a couple ideas on what is causing them however not sure who to ask about them I have not found much info about them. If you all are open for me asking questions and possibly helping me I'm all for it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:00 PM   #14
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Jeffkrol - the amazon sun 150w are suppose to imitate the sun. They are not like normal led lights, which is why there are shadows in my tanks. And the amazon sun 150w led light are the next generation of the kessil lights. That's what was told to me when I special ordered them from my local fish store. But I have no complaints about them other then I wish they had a control or a build in timer like the al hydra 52 lights, which are awesome.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:20 PM   #15
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Jeffkrol - the amazon sun 150w are suppose to imitate the sun. They are not like normal led lights, which is why there are shadows in my tanks. And the amazon sun 150w led light are the next generation of the kessil lights. That's what was told to me when I special ordered them from my local fish store. But I have no complaints about them other then I wish they had a control or a build in timer like the al hydra 52 lights, which are awesome.
I'm not concerned w/ the shadows one bit..nor really the water color.. It was just to mention it...

as to controlling it (the new 360 models incorporate programmability w/ an external controller.)

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Each light takes about 20 bucks to manually dim and control through the motor method.
Just an FYI:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...ghlight=kessil
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