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Closest in term of what?

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Thought I'd stick this in here with the kessil people.
What is the closest light equivalent to a kessil? commonly asked question, ik. But from what I have read I cannot find an answer.
Aquaticlife Halo
Radion xr15pro freshwater
TMC Grobeam
Throwing out controllable, to a certain extent,
Any 15/30/60W LED flood light (flood is tighter than you think.)
in the 6000-9000K range
A desk lamp..

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if those are the equivalents than why would people purchase kessils lol (not insulting that if they do.)
also is this a good floodlight for a deep 65G
http://www.ledweb.com/product-search...ree-angle.html
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Kessil lensing is quite efficient. Creates great shimmer and shadowing (plus and minus for many) .
also has the MH "look" that many like.
Fixtures are aesthetically pleasing.
Controllable w/ an Apex and other 0-10V controllers.
Warranty and support.

Why do some people buy a blue car and others a red one..
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I realy like the look of kessil, but in canada, for the 360we, it's around 575$ with tax, it's... a lot of money for just 1 lamp ! I'm planning to buy them but spending 1868$ for 3 light and a controller is completly insane ! Their price is the only issue for me.
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Taken a couple hrs after planting. Light is at about 60%. The tank is 36" wide, so stretching a single light

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Rotala Colorata? rotala rotundifolia? I have like.....4 or 5 types of Rotala in the tank

Some other random Rotala but my focus was on this Ludwigia Red


Hopefully this can give people who are still on the fence some confidence about Kessil with red plants.
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Questions for all you Kessil owners! Thanks in advance =)

Thinking of swapping out Finnex Planted+ 12" on a 6-gal 12" cube running moderate CO2. Not sure on A80 or A160. I'd like to place it up fairly high about about 6-8" above tank which is 16-18" to substrate (or maybe I don't want it that high because the spread will be too wide?). I'm not one to blast my tanks with light, but I like the idea of being able to crank it up if needed to either go higher CO2 or a larger/deeper tank.

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1) For a 12" cube, what % level would be low, medium and high light for A80?
2) For a 12" cube, what % level would be low, medium and high light for A160? I know A80 is supposed to be half, but reports seem to indicate otherwise? @charlie 1 and @theDCpump based on your pics, you two might be well suited to answer these!
3) When using gooseneck, what is max height LED will sit compared to base of mount?
4) Anyone using Kessil controller? Does the ramp up/down do it smoothly like a wall dimmer, or in steps like turning off LEDs one by one?
5) Does this throw a lot of light off to the sides, or is it a pretty focused beam like it looks? In other words, does it blind you when viewing tank at eye level?

Tons of questions but thanks everyone!
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Questions for all you Kessil owners! Thanks in advance =)

Thinking of swapping out Finnex Planted+ 12" on a 6-gal 12" cube running moderate CO2. Not sure on A80 or A160. I'd like to place it up fairly high about about 6-8" above tank which is 16-18" to substrate (or maybe I don't want it that high because the spread will be too wide?). I'm not one to blast my tanks with light, but I like the idea of being able to crank it up if needed to either go higher CO2 or a larger/deeper tank.

Questions:
1) For a 12" cube, what % level would be low, medium and high light for A80?
2) For a 12" cube, what % level would be low, medium and high light for A160? I know A80 is supposed to be half, but reports seem to indicate otherwise? @charlie 1 and @theDCpump based on your pics, you two might be well suited to answer these!
3) When using gooseneck, what is max height LED will sit compared to base of mount?
4) Anyone using Kessil controller? Does the ramp up/down do it smoothly like a wall dimmer, or in steps like turning off LEDs one by one?
5) Does this throw a lot of light off to the sides, or is it a pretty focused beam like it looks? In other words, does it blind you when viewing tank at eye level?

Tons of questions but thanks everyone!
Here is TWO Kessil A160WE hung above a 12inch tall tank, both on LOW POWER.
The lights are sitting on either side of a wood beam (stand)of a future build.

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I'm trying to figure out how the A80 and A160 goosenecks will affect my lid/clearance from the wall. Can someone snap some closeup pics of how the gooseneck attaches to the tank? Some dimensions would be great too!
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looked back at these tanks again, and they look even better from the last time I looked lol
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I`m starting this thread for hobbyist that use or have used Kessil lights on their planted tanks
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15 gallon Starfire tank with Kessil A 80 Tuna Sun, work in progress.

Do you find the A80 to be sufficient for this tank? What intensity to you have it dialed into for the above pic and how many inches above the tank?

Thanks!
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Show off your Kessil light tank

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And if you go for the more expensive 70 dollar metal arm

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Thanks for such a quick reply!!!!! Is the gooseneck for the A160 or the A80 (there seem to be 2)? Do you know if it's the same dimensions for both?

The metal arm is way too big for a 12" cube so I won't be going that route, but thanks for the pic anyway!
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Thanks for such a quick reply!!!!! Is the gooseneck for the A160 or the A80 (there seem to be 2)? Do you know if it's the same dimensions for both?

The metal arm is way too big for a 12" cube so I won't be going that route, but thanks for the pic anyway!


These are for A150/160 and A360. The A80 gooseneck from the pictures I saw, the base and hardware should came out from the same machine, just the actual neck is shorter. Someone actually own the A80 can have an accurate idea.

Yup the metal arm is heavy, that's why I bought it and never installed yet. I plan to build/buy a extension arm and mount it on the actual stand.
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