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locito277
07/28/2016, 10:33 PM
Hi guys I ordered 4 Radion X30 Pro today for a deep 48" tank. I was going to add another 4 in the future 2 at a time once the tank is running and Corals were ready to be placed. I wonder would this suffice? I was running other options in my head like perhaps using 6 A360 Kessils with the light focused to try to get penetration? This of course would mean skipping the extra 4 Radions. Any thoughts? The plan is SPS, Clams, LPS, Softies, Anemones etc in a mixed reef. The tank is 96" L x 36" W x 48" deep. Thanks:fish1:

jduck
07/28/2016, 11:00 PM
I don't think you will get the depth that you need out of the kessils

locito277
07/28/2016, 11:57 PM
So all Radions? Do they provide glimmer lines?


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sfsuphysics
07/29/2016, 08:55 AM
I don't think you will get the depth that you need out of the kessils

Kessil does have a narrow beam option (or at least they used to), might actually penetrate better than Radions (unless they too have a really narrow beam option), 48" is a lot of water to punch through for most consumer grade LEDs

locito277
07/29/2016, 10:37 AM
I'm figuring the bottom will have more LPS, Gorgonians and things of that nature that require less light. SPS will be in top 24" of rock work. Looking at it in realizing how hard putting rock work and coral in will be. It's a long way down lol. Top of the tank is 7' high and it has double bracing. What have I got myself into. Sfs the narrow beam is what I was thinking of getting on the Radion. If I add a narrow beam a360 on each side of the radions I was hoping it would work.


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sixpackgarage
08/04/2016, 02:27 PM
I would be concerned with the overlap between the radion and the Kessil.. which would essentially create a hot spot, as the 360WE casts a 70 degree spread vs. the 30 degree for the narrow. The 360N would reduce that overlap and give you penetration for the deep spots

locito277
08/04/2016, 03:32 PM
I was thinking just going 8 Radion 30


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