View Full Version : hydra 52 or kessil a360w

05/24/2017, 05:07 PM
what would you choose?
I'm upgrading my lights and have found a deal on both either
hydra 52HD
2 a360w with controller
tank is 30''l x 18''tx 18'' w

05/24/2017, 05:27 PM
Either will be more than enough. I think that with the hydra you might have more adjustability.

05/24/2017, 05:31 PM
+1 on the hydra more adjustability.

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05/24/2017, 05:43 PM
the kessils are about 2yrs old and hydra is brand new.
was also thinking hydra

robert s b.
05/24/2017, 10:17 PM
I wouild take the Kessils, better coverage on 30" tank

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05/25/2017, 12:28 PM
Both choices are very good. But I too would take the 2 Kessils. 2 fixtures give you more flexible coverage and positioning options vs a single fixture placed in the middle.

05/25/2017, 01:10 PM
so its not a big deal the kessils are 2yrs old?

05/25/2017, 01:18 PM
kessil is weak in my opinion... low par levels as well... my entire vote goes to ai

05/25/2017, 09:22 PM
so its not a big deal the kessils are 2yrs old?
Not really...depends on how much they were used. I think they are rated for 50,000 hrs or something.
2 yr warranty. They don't drop off in intensity the same way mH will.
If you like shimmer, you will like the Kessils. But the others are correct, you won't go wrong with either.

And the Kessils certainly are not "weak."

Uncle Luke
05/26/2017, 04:51 AM
I would go Hydra but the Kessils would be a solid choice as well. Kessils definitely are not "weak". They would fry your corals in a heartbeat if turned up too high.