Got my ecotech xr15 lens diffusers on !!!!

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  1. Nastynemo

    Nastynemo Member Build Thread Contributor UK Reef Club Member

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    As the total says got my diffusers on my tank love the new look it gives the tank

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    NeverlosT SPS nut Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking very good. I imagine that it helps with light pollution into the room a bit too, the G4 lenses tended to shine into the eyes before the diffusers.
     
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    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Vey vey nice! :)

    So what visual differences have you noticed?
     
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    Nastynemo Member Build Thread Contributor UK Reef Club Member

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    Yes it helps to cut down on light spill in the room :)
     
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    Nastynemo Member Build Thread Contributor UK Reef Club Member

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    the light is more diffused and less disco effect had a small drop ing par to but bumped that back up less shading now to :)
     
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    tenurepro Active Member Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365

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    Nice! Looks like we have the same tank (reefer 250?) with the same number of xr15s! Glad you like them
     
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    Nastynemo Member Build Thread Contributor UK Reef Club Member

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    yes a reefer 250 maybe not for long tho :)
     
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    Much better light spread but I feel like it has more light spill similar to an edge to edge T5 fixture. Still loving them though!

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    kschweer Zoas!!! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019 NJRC Member

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    Wow very cool. I was a bit skeptical at first but your before and after pictures really show the difference!!
     
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    pecan2phat Well-Known Member

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    Has any diffuser users measured their PAR numbers before and after?
    I have had to increase my intensity from 75% up to 100% to keep my clam happy. I suspect that the slight decrease in PAR values reported are more then they say.
     
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    Wow, spectacular Reef tank !!
     
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    What radion version?
     
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    G4
     
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    At 100% Gen 4
    What's your mounting height lens to water?
    Do you have some par readings for us?
    How many lights over what width?
     
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    pecan2phat Well-Known Member

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    Fixture without diffuser gap to water column is 8.25"
    I do not have any PAR readings , hence my asking on this thread. I base the decreased PAR levels from how my Clam looked after 4 weeks with the diffusers and no adjustment to intensity levels and also because Ecotech states that there is a 25% decrease. (I could have sworn that they initially said 15%~20% but just checked their website and now it says 25%)
    Three XR15 G4 units on a 36"x24"x18" aquarium.
     
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    Wanted to see if any other diffuser users had to ramp their fixtures up that much due to the diffusers.
     
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    Wow Big W!!!! You never cease to amaze me!!!
     
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