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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Lighting for hi-tech 4' 72G rimless tank

This is going to be a heavily planted lightly stocked tank.
Substrate is Amazonia.
Filtration is EHEIM PRO 4+.
Working on finalizing the CO2 reg GLA vs one of the sellers here.


Looking for a clean uncluttered look.
Was thinking Kessil Tuna Sun vs AI prime HD freshwater. Would likely need 3 of either to get good penetration to the low foreground cover.
Either setup would cost about $750 or so.


Alternatively this seems like a good option: Ultum Nature Systems Titan 1 LED Light. I would need 2 of these and with the installing hanging bars we will be at around or over 1K.


Any other good/better options I should be looking at?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 06:30 PM
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Hrm well... there's orphek atlantik v4 $$$$.... radion xr15fw $$$... I've recently ordered a pair of these Cetus 2 - HME Ltd for basically the same price as ai primes but they have no us distributor so basically gotta eat wire transfer fees to order the freshwater models :/

I would personally say the external controller/wifi boxes for the orphek radions and kessils turn me off a bit at their already high price points... If shimmer gives you a semi then go with the kessils, the others have "better" control options (besides the titan1s) and I suppose the aesthetics are mostly personal preference.
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Kessil finally made it out of the spectrum dark ages..
https://www.kessil.com/products/freshwater_A360X.php
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Of course everything is extra....

https://premiumaquatics.com/products...yABEgJ1zvD_BwE

Base new price for 2 is $900
you'd probably only need 3 AI primes @ $200 each..and includes controller..

This works..
https://sbreeflights.com/sbox-freshw...ter-plant.html

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Though it is nice that there's some additional color tuning in the kessils now I personally still feel like it's highway robbery to have 75$+ (100 for the radion or a360) external control boxes on these lights that start at $375 (radion), $449 (a360x), or $1100 (atlantik v4)
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Kessil finally made it out of the spectrum dark ages..

https://www.kessil.com/products/freshwater_A360X.php

x2

Of course everything is extra....



https://premiumaquatics.com/products...yABEgJ1zvD_BwE



Base new price for 2 is $900

you'd probably only need 3 AI primes @ $200 each..and includes controller..



This works..

https://sbreeflights.com/sbox-freshw...ter-plant.html


That sbox light looks like a nice option. Will one be enough for a 48” , 20 deep tank. I could not possibly fit 2 in there.

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Though it is nice that there's some additional color tuning in the kessils now I personally still feel like it's highway robbery to have 75$+ (100 for the radion or a360) external control boxes on these lights that start at $375 (radion), $449 (a360x), or $1100 (atlantik v4)


Could not agree more.

At this point, I am leaning towards 3 AI primes, unless there a compelling alternative.

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Save your money and go with a hydroponic style T5 ho fixture. Much cheaper, better, crisper light with all the par you need. Plus you can experiment with bulbs to get the color you want. I just recently switched to T5s and I'll never go back to LED.
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