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BioRee
09/13/2017, 09:00 PM
I am planning to do mix reef on reefer 170. Dimension: 24(L) X 20 (D) x 20 (H). I am debating should I go with 1 Kessil 360 or Hydra 26HD or 2 Kessil 160. I am leaning towards 2 Kessil 160 as it would have the best coverage and eliminates any shadowing effect, but I think it would be an overkill for mix reef of this size. Please let me know what you guys thinks.

Please no recommendation on Radions. Those are out of my budget. :lmao:

Cheapreef
09/13/2017, 10:16 PM
I would go with the Hydra 26HD then if you need more you can add a couple of 24" T5's. I currently run 2 Hydra 26's over the Reefer Nano to avoid shadowing

moondoggy4
09/14/2017, 08:16 PM
I would use two Kessil 160's. I then would cross the lights in a x pattern not aiming them straight down.

smatter
09/15/2017, 01:41 PM
Two 160s for sure, and get the mounting arms, not the goosenecks, they are way better. You will still be able to angle them toward each other as moondoggy suggests.

Xandernfs
09/15/2017, 02:24 PM
Kessils will would prolly be better and if you need T5 down the road, ATI BYO fixures will (hopefully) be out within the year.

BioRee
09/28/2017, 08:53 PM
thanks everyone for the inputs. Went to two 160s. It will be plenty for what I am planning to grow right now.