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Old 07/16/2016, 08:23 PM   #76
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Major or minor diffusion?


I bought both sets. The major is way too much. The minor cuts 100 PAR by my measurements.

My stylo was begging for more light due to shadowing so I threw the T5 supplements back on today.




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Old 07/16/2016, 08:55 PM   #77
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I have the major diffusion on for about a week now. It really does cut PAR alot. Had to increase intensity from 65% to 85%. Less shimmers, coverage seem the same to my eyes.


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Old 07/17/2016, 02:01 PM   #78
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Did we get to see Circle10's settings and mounting config on his great set up.


I haven't, but I think I have found my ideal spot is 65%, 4 hours, 7" off water,


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Old 07/17/2016, 03:07 PM   #79
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Did we get to see Circle10's settings and mounting config on his great set up.
Sorry been gone on vacation with family recently(came back to some brown sps/cyano/corraline take over,etc. But no deaths !!!! ), lights were hung 7" above water and set to ramp up to 75% (gradually )
I've been messing around with these settings recently,
But don't want to misslead anyone I've been hybrid for the last 3months and loving it


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Old 07/19/2016, 11:03 AM   #80
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Sorry been gone on vacation with family recently(came back to some brown sps/cyano/corraline take over,etc. But no deaths !!!! ), lights were hung 7" above water and set to ramp up to 75% (gradually )

I've been messing around with these settings recently,

But don't want to misslead anyone I've been hybrid for the last 3months and loving it


I do plan to add 4 T5 bulbs but later once corals start crowding and shadowing each other.


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Old 07/25/2016, 03:30 PM   #81
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I just ordered the Minor Diffusion lens to try out. The major diffusion subdue a lot of the shimmer, but I want to see what the minor looks like.


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Old 07/26/2016, 09:05 PM   #82
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I got the lens today. It's not a dramatic change from the major diffusion, but I'll have to look at it for a few more days to note the difference.


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Old 07/27/2016, 07:20 AM   #83
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I wish they would work on the program and also apex compatibility since the light has now been out for a while.

I will pick up one of these diffusers eventually.


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Old 07/27/2016, 10:40 AM   #84
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I gotta say that this fixture gets really hot even at 70%. I don't know how they're going to fix that 70% output limit they said was a failsafe for not overheating with just a software update. While I don't need to run my fixture at 100%, I still want what was promised from this fixture.


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Old 07/27/2016, 03:30 PM   #85
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Which T5 RETRO kit are you using?

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Sorry been gone on vacation with family recently(came back to some brown sps/cyano/corraline take over,etc. But no deaths !!!! ), lights were hung 7" above water and set to ramp up to 75% (gradually )
I've been messing around with these settings recently,
But don't want to misslead anyone I've been hybrid for the last 3months and loving it



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Old 07/27/2016, 03:53 PM   #86
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I gotta say that this fixture gets really hot even at 70%. I don't know how they're going to fix that 70% output limit they said was a failsafe for not overheating with just a software update. While I don't need to run my fixture at 100%, I still want what was promised from this fixture.
gotta wait till the ap700HD comes out


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Old 07/28/2016, 08:17 AM   #87
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700 and nems

Anyone have input on nem success thus far? I have had two bta's turn into recluse's. They have shrank considerably as well. Peak is at 56% for 2.5 hours. Duncan, polyps, and brain corals are all really happy. I only have one unit 8 inches above a 60x18x24, supplemented with t5.
Pretty happy to see this thread separate from kessil club, kind of a pita to dig through that forum.


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Old 07/28/2016, 08:38 AM   #88
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Kessil AP 700 Owners Gather Here!

I have 4 btas near the top of a rock almost directly under 1 of the picks.

I think you have too much light. That's usually the reason btas hide.

Tank is a 40b, light is 12" high running at 50% peak for 4 hrs.

Is the tank new? Or are the btas new additions? If not what kind of light were they under before?

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Old 07/28/2016, 09:40 AM   #89
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Tanks a year old, one was transfer from an older smaller tank with t5ho, other came from a LFS that was under led, but the ones from eBay....I have experimented leaving the t5 off and nothing changed except coral wasn't real happy. Maybe I'll attempt again.


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Old 07/28/2016, 10:52 AM   #90
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I am running two units on a 6 ft long tank and it looks great. only issue is running it my wifi router.


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Old 07/29/2016, 09:55 AM   #91
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Anyone have input on nem success thus far? I have had two bta's turn into recluse's. They have shrank considerably as well. Peak is at 56% for 2.5 hours. Duncan, polyps, and brain corals are all really happy. I only have one unit 8 inches above a 60x18x24, supplemented with t5.
Pretty happy to see this thread separate from kessil club, kind of a pita to dig through that forum.
I run the fixture at 70% which is a little too much. My anemones are turning a light color so they may be getting too much light. One of them hid under the rockwork. Fifty six percent for 2.5 hours doesn't sound too terrible though. Hmmm...


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Old 07/29/2016, 09:56 AM   #92
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I am running two units on a 6 ft long tank and it looks great. only issue is running it my wifi router.
What are your issues? I can't connect to the light via my router. I have to connect directly to the light for some reason.


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Old 07/29/2016, 10:01 AM   #93
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What are your issues? I can't connect to the light via my router. I have to connect directly to the light for some reason.
Same here. I've attempted a few times and just gave up trying to do wifi.


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Old 07/29/2016, 11:21 AM   #94
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Anyone have input on nem success thus far? I have had two bta's turn into recluse's. They have shrank considerably as well. Peak is at 56% for 2.5 hours. Duncan, polyps, and brain corals are all really happy. I only have one unit 8 inches above a 60x18x24, supplemented with t5.
Pretty happy to see this thread separate from kessil club, kind of a pita to dig through that forum.
Here are some pictures of my bubble tip which recently split. Doing extremely well. I don't feed it anything directly.

I am running my AP700 about 10 inches off the water. My tank is 48 x 21 x 20.
I have 2 Kessil A160s at the edges to supplement. I added these because I had to raise the AP700 too high to get full coverage - tank is in the living room and was getting too much light spillage.

AP700 runs for 1 hour ramp up and down and 7 hours at 43%
A160s run for 12 hours with a 4 hours ramp up and down with peak at 45%.

Everything is growing well. The bubble tip is in the corner and gets lots of flow and probably mid to low light and it likes the spot, the baby stays right there and it never moved.

I gotta say I had this nem and light on a smaller tank and never had this success. In fact I had a lot of these corals in another tank and something happened with this new setup where they are thriving. I had T5 supplement and tried other things.

A par meter is also very helpful - I use the Seneye meter.


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I run the fixture at 70% which is a little too much. My anemones are turning a light color so they may be getting too much light. One of them hid under the rockwork. Fifty six percent for 2.5 hours doesn't sound too terrible though. Hmmm...


He is also supplementing with T5s. Didn't mention how many or what kind or what the light schedule for those are. But based on nem behavior, too much light is my best guess. Not so much duration but intensity.


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He is also supplementing with T5s. Didn't mention how many or what kind or what the light schedule for those are. But based on nem behavior, too much light is my best guess. Not so much duration but intensity.


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T5 is ati 10k and blue+, only two lamps, running 3 hours to the middle of peak on the AP700. I'm thinking my problem is else where. I just removed a solid chunk of culerpa, more than I thought had already grown, so we'll see if the helps. Also the cinnamon clown in there isn't helping much. He/she is kind of an aggressive a**hole on the nems.


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Ap700 or Nano box Quad???


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Old 07/30/2016, 10:43 AM   #98
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Ap700 or Nano box Quad???
For what size tank? You'll get way better coverage on a larger tank from an AP 700. NanoBox lights are designed for nano tanks so the coverage for larger tanks isn't always great. I own both. I have a NanoBox Duo on my Fusion 20 and love it. Best color rendition of any light I had. But I'd hesitate to run a NanoBox on a larger tank, unless it was a hybrid Dave builds.


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What are your issues? I can't connect to the light via my router. I have to connect directly to the light for some reason.

Spoke to the tech at kessil and they are working on the issue. For some reason the unit just have a hard time connecting to the router directly.


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For what size tank? You'll get way better coverage on a larger tank from an AP 700. NanoBox lights are designed for nano tanks so the coverage for larger tanks isn't always great. I own both. I have a NanoBox Duo on my Fusion 20 and love it. Best color rendition of any light I had. But I'd hesitate to run a NanoBox on a larger tank, unless it was a hybrid Dave builds.
I was thinking of doing it on a 65 marineland corner overflow tank. It's dims are 36x18x24. Wanted to go with the quad and two retrofitted t5s


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