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Old 10/21/2019, 07:37 AM   #1
fsuau22
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Lighting Help on shallow reef Please Help Kessil A80 or 160WE

So I'm setting up a 11.5 gallon shallow reef, The dimensions are 17x16x8 on the display section. Corals will predominately be softy/LPS, but my goal is to eventually get a maxima clam. My question is do you think I would get enough PAR from a Kessil A80 in a 8" tall reef placed right under the light or would I need at minimum the Kessil 160WE. I know the Prime HD is an option but i personally like the shimmer of the kessils. Any input would be great.

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Old 10/21/2019, 09:17 AM   #2
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An A80 is not suitable for clams or any other light demanding creature..
Even your corals won't do well with one on a tank that size..

I believe its under 100 PAR even directly under it..


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Old 10/23/2019, 02:06 PM   #3
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An A80 is not suitable for clams or any other light demanding creature..
Even your corals won't do well with one on a tank that size..

I believe its under 100 PAR even directly under it..
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Old 10/23/2019, 09:08 PM   #4
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The Kessil 160 would work much better. I have the Kessil 160 and the AI Prime HD I prefer the the AI Prime HD and they are on sale right now if you can still find them.


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