How would this be for a selection?? Need answer quick so I can buy with Black Friday sale..

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  1. NASAGeek

    NASAGeek Eyelash Blennie

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    I currently have 120 gallon display tank... 4 feet long, 2 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Eventually I plan to upgrade into a much larger tank... 10 feet long, 4 feet wide and 30 inches deep...

    Kessil A360W-E Tuna Sun LED Aquarium Light advertises: Coverage Area: 24" surface diameter by 3' penetration (on average)

    If I bought two of these now, I would think that would suffice well for my current 4 foot x 2 foot footprint tank.... then when I upgrade tanks, I could buy more of them to cover the larger surface area.

    I usually like to research everything in detail... but I also want to take advantage of the Black Friday Sales... thus, I am time constrained...

    Thoughts?? I want to buy my lighting such that as a grow in the hobby, I am not "light constrained"... want a mixed reef... but want to be able to support anything requiring high light needs... want to be expandable to my future tank....

    Help please.

    Mark
     
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  3. JJL

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    I would think 3 A360s would give you high lighting in a 4/2/2 tank, but in my experience they are somewhat focused lights without much spread. I'm not sure if the Kessils are cost effective for longer tanks, but if you are set on them then 3 would be your best bet. 2 may suffice, but you might have some dimmer areas. Of course, you can buy 2 for the on-sale price then see how you like them and add the third later if necessary.
     
  4. NASAGeek

    NASAGeek Eyelash Blennie

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    Any alternate recommendations??
     
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    NASAGeek Eyelash Blennie

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    Well, both the Kess.. and Aquaill... LED lights are exempt from the Black Friday sale prices I was looking at.... thus, I guess I can research more without the time constraint...

    Opinions still welcome.

    M
     
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  9. JJL

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    They're 15% off on bulkreefsupply.com!
     
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    Hey NASA, just wanted to throw out another option for hanging the lights.
    IMG_20141130_183513_439[1].jpg IMG_20141130_183635_274[1].jpg There is a hole in the tube near the light to run the cord through the middle of the tube.
    IMG_20141130_183635_274[1].jpg IMG_20141130_183609_454[1].jpg
    This is the guy I got it from:
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    So far the installation has been great. All seems to work well. Not sure how much they cost. Got them as a package deal.
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    Here's the problem I had with the goosenecks: They are made to clamp on the rim of the glass.
     
  12. NASAGeek

    NASAGeek Eyelash Blennie

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    Great suggestion.... I like yours much better.

    I am struggling comparing different LED fixtures and trying to understand why the big price differences....

    M