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2 kessil a80s or 1 a160we biocube 29 mixed reef

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jk_s124

Hi, I currently have 1 kessil a80 about 6-8 inches over my biocube 29.   I have a mix of softies, lps, and sps.  I have been running this light for 1 month now and feel it's doing better than it should.   Hammer and trumpets look great.  My palys and zoas lower look like they may be starting to reach a little.  Obviously no growth on the birds nest and monti cap on top, but they do look fine right now.  I want to increase my lighting but am debating on daisey chaining 1 more a80 or selling the a80 and upgrading to 1 a160we.  I really like the a80 but I'm not sure if adding one more will do anything for increasing light towards the bottom of the tank.  Thanks!

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ronix

I have the A160 over my tank and love it. My birdsnest and other sps are doing great under it. For me I would rather have one good light instead of two smaller average lights. 

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jk_s124

That's kind of what my gut tells me as well.   I do have to say though that I'm impressed with a80.  

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GraniteReefer

Keep the 80 and get the 160.  Both can be controlled by the same controller and it gives you the best of both worlds.  The penetration power of a bigger light, but also two sources to alleviate shadowing.  

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jk_s124

Hmmmmm.   That's a not a bad idea either.  

 

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