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Discussion in 'Lighting' started by dougstar, 2 May 2015.

  1. dougstar

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    Goody all I wanna save up and buy some new lighting for my tank. In my ideal world id like to have radion g3 but I would need X 3 for my tank. 35k is out of the question. Who on the forum uses Kessil a360we and what is your experience with them. ? I'm sure I'll get away with buying x3 a360we on my 2m which will be a bit more cost effective.
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    @leslie_hempel has a vertex unit which does 1.8m. If your coral are within that area then you should be fine.
     
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    A 900mm illumina is way to small for a 2m tank. I have a 1500mm unit on mine and the edges are still low light.
     
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    kessil A360 is an awesome light. i have them on my tank and more than hapy with the shimmer, colour and growth. Depends what you intend growing in your tank though...

    for softies and lps I think it will give you enough light. for sps its not enough INMO due to the single source of the light
     
  6. dougstar

    dougstar Thread Starter

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    i do like vertex but who has them? no one seems to be selling vertex or am i not looking in the right place?

    @archiecrain
    please some pics of your tank with the kessil
     
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    Also interested in Kessil but I am looking at buying from amazon, not to sure if importing would be cheaper or not.
     
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    online 160 are $239 360 are $399 + $100 for shipping + $10 insurance + 15% tax + you have south African postal to battle with :eek:. i think buy local the when i it f@#ks out you have someone to call
     
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    Well if you put it that way it makes sense buying local. Plus the warranty/guarantee does help if there is a problem.:whistling:
     
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    also from what iv seen with amazon quite a few fenders will not ship lighting outside the usa
     
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    True but on ebay there is people who do but at the end I think the overall cost (as you laid out) wouldn't be worth it.
     
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    Aquarium depot is the new importer of vertex so any shop should be able to order the units for you.
     
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    i think you would save + - R500 but then any after market sales service will be void. i spoke with the kessil agents south africa about a kessil that they said they would not be getting, when i mentioned id like to buy amazon/ebay sales guy said that they would not honor any warranty if i bought online? then i mailed kessil asked if they would honor a warranty the said if my local agent did not stock a product they said no way would they honor any after service. freight companies were too rough. con conclusion by local
     
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    Thanks @dougstar for the extra info, definitely helps me with my decision.
     
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