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Old 09/23/2019, 03:26 PM   #1
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is Kessil A80 adequate

I am looking at a waterbox 20 gallon cube. I want to keep at least softies and LPS, but would potentially add some SPS down the road.

I can't seem to get a good answer on whether the Kessil A80 is enough light for a tank 18 x 18 x 16 deep. I have been searching for hours, and need some solid opinions.

I have never run any LED fixtures, so i am a complete newb on this one.


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Old 09/23/2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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I am looking at a waterbox 20 gallon cube. I want to keep at least softies and LPS, but would potentially add some SPS down the road.

I can't seem to get a good answer on whether the Kessil A80 is enough light for a tank 18 x 18 x 16 deep. I have been searching for hours, and need some solid opinions.

I have never run any LED fixtures, so i am a complete newb on this one.
Depends what type of coral. softies and some LPS yes. if you want to get into SPS I would recommend one a360x with a narrow lens. that might be your best bet with kessils.


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Old 09/23/2019, 08:08 PM   #3
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I have been trying to decide between the Kessil A80 and the AI prime hd. I like the shimmer of the a80 but the output of the AI


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Old 09/23/2019, 10:06 PM   #4
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An a80 is at the low end of lighting for a tank of that size..
The ai would be much better


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Old 09/23/2019, 11:59 PM   #5
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If you’re into the Kessil shimmer, an a160we would be more appropriate for your tank’s dimensions.


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Old 09/24/2019, 09:55 AM   #6
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agree a a160 or a360x if you plan on upgrading to a bigger tank down the road. AI prime is great option as well you should be able to grow anything under the ai prime.


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