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serenity
04/11/2017, 03:27 PM
Going to do a little nano at my desk until the big build in Jan. Do you all think 1 AI Prime HD would be enough in the center on an AI Arm? I feel like the 24x24 spread will be enough, but I have never used AI before, and I don't want to spend the cash on a XR15.

Would you all go with a IM Ghost Desktop skimmer for it? I have read a ton of mixed reviews on it.

I will toss an MP10wQD I have laying around on it, I think that should be plenty of flow.


Thanks in advance!

serenity
04/11/2017, 03:37 PM
Or would you go with a Hydra 52
Or would you go with 2 AI Prime HD's

Or something else?

MreasyC
04/11/2017, 04:27 PM
I've had a Nuvo fusion set up for 2 months. 24" across I don't think you would need 2 of anything imo. I'm using a prime HD and not getting enough growth [emoji20]. Wishing I would've spent the money on a better light in the beginning.


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serenity
04/11/2017, 04:28 PM
I've had a Nuvo fusion set up for 2 months. 24" across I don't think you would need 2 of anything imo. I'm using a prime HD and not getting enough growth [emoji20]. Wishing I would've spent the money on a better light in the beginning.


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by better light, what would you have gone with? Are you running a skimmer?

MreasyC
04/11/2017, 04:30 PM
I'm upgrading to a Kessil A360w. Grabbed a used one, and I do use a skimmer. The IM ghost desktop


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serenity
04/11/2017, 04:31 PM
Did you go with the Tuna Blue? I don't know much about Kessil.
Are you happy with the ghost?

Thank you again!

MreasyC
04/11/2017, 04:39 PM
Tuna blue. I trust bulkreefsupply and they recommend it. The owner of BRS uses them. Happy with the ghost skimmer. By happy I mean it works and hasn't had any problems yet haha. I need an mp10 next!


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serenity
04/11/2017, 04:43 PM
1 will be enough huh? Maybe I'll just try one. I love blue look anyways.


You scare me on the ghost, that's the thing everyone says hahah.

MreasyC
04/11/2017, 04:47 PM
1 will be enough huh? Maybe I'll just try one. I love blue look anyways.


You scare me on the ghost, that's the thing everyone says hahah.



Haha, yea I keep my expectations low with nano skimmers. This video helped me a lot on picking out a light and how many.

https://youtu.be/Py-QaEWLn6g


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dublo8
04/11/2017, 11:20 PM
I'm not a fan of the single point light unless your running a cube. 1 AI 26, 2 primes, 2 kessil 160s or a single radion. I'm running an AI 26 with the arm on my 20g.


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aznflyfisherman
04/12/2017, 02:25 AM
I would go with ai hydra 26 or 52, once you up grade your tank, these lights can still be use on large aquariums.

eutimio
04/12/2017, 05:44 AM
I bought a AI Hydra 25HD for my ADA 60p (24x12x14)
great coverage, growth, color, control etc...I've switched from a Kessil...never going back.

Anthony357
04/12/2017, 12:54 PM
i have a Hydra 26HD on my nuvo 20 and love it

serenity
04/12/2017, 12:58 PM
Hydra 26HD sounds like what I need to go with. Just placed the order for one at Aquarium Specialty in white, as they had that one in stock.

Thank you all for your feedback. Do I need anything else to control the AI?

serenity
04/12/2017, 02:03 PM
small change, I ordered the 25 lagoon instead of the 20, I wanted the extra 5" front to back.

LX20000
04/12/2017, 02:27 PM
I have an IM 40 Fusion, 24" across.

Hydra 26 on the fixed holder about 18" above tank covers it nicely. Prime won't do it.

ryanvan
04/13/2017, 08:40 PM
I have nuvo 20 and I use an radion xr 30pro. Covers the tank very well. One light will not be anough. You will have lots of shadowing.