Spotlight: Using the Freshwater Radion XR15 as a Refugium Light | BRStv

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  1. randyBRS

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    Hey R2R!

    Today on BRStv Spotlight, we are exploring how to utilize the Radion XR15 Freshwater LED as a refugium light with a bunch of control and adjustment options! :)

     
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    Great video! How does this light stack up to the kessil h380?
     
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    sorry double post
     
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    $350!
     
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    S-t-r-e-t-c-h Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    less ideal spectral output
    +$50

    Might be interesting with the freshwater AI unit, which seems to fall between the power/price point of the h80 and h380?
     
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    Lord Chris Well-Known Member

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    What I’m surprised with is my 40$ normal tank light grows crazy mangrove and chato.

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    Yea I would like one. But I’ll stick w my ufo and a timer just a little rich for my blood.

    O and what’s up w the stock at BRS Randy?!?

    I’m sure that it must be pretty sweet that the vids are paying off.

    Good job BRS keep em coming.
     
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    This light may not be the first choice for a refugium light and most likely would be used more for its intended design, to light a freshwater tank. But, it can also be used for a refugium if someone chose to do so. :)

    Check out how it stacks up against the Kessil LEDs in this video we did on a few of them! HERE

    -Randy
     
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    @randyBRS , I really want to try one of these over my Mangrove tank . Problem is I don’t want to hang it from the ceiling and the tree sticks about 2.5 feet out of the tank .

    Does BRS have anything I can use to mont this that high over the tank ? Maybe the Kessil arm that attaches to the stand ?

    Thoughts ? Suggestions ?
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    There's really not a manufactured mount that will provide you with that height, without hanging from the ceiling. At that point, you'll probably have to DIY something that could accommodate your specific needs. Maybe build something out of 80/20 aluminium? :)
     
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    Thanks I’ll check it out , now you guys just need to get the FW version back in stock !
     
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    I have a plethora and some 1 -2 inch seeds. Kinda like bonsai estuary I was going 4. Just have 2 choose but if ever wanna get smaller lmk. There red rooted so there all prop root

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