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Yea pretty sure they were showing the XR15W rather than the XR15FW. The FW can be quite warm
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Odd thing is, using the cool white, yellow and deep red you can STILL drive the k to 4740....................

IF I was a suspicious person I'd question the LFS's credibility..
 

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Sorry, don't mean to hijack the thread, but I am also considering changing lights on my 36 in 50 gal. Right now I have a prism light which is working fine but doesn't give off much shimmer if any at all, which is something I really want. I love the look and shimmer from the kessil 160, but am a bit hesitant to spend over 500$. Does the ecoxotic e series create a similar shimmer? What are your thoughts of the two?
 

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Sorry, don't mean to hijack the thread, but I am also considering changing lights on my 36 in 50 gal. Right now I have a prism light which is working fine but doesn't give off much shimmer if any at all, which is something I really want. I love the look and shimmer from the kessil 160, but am a bit hesitant to spend over 500$. Does the ecoxotic e series create a similar shimmer? What are your thoughts of the two?
I do have some 36" EVO Quads 3W for sale if you're interested. They are super bright and have lots of shimmer but you'll probably want to raise them above the water.
 

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Yea pretty sure they were showing the XR15W rather than the XR15FW. The FW can be quite warm
I can attest to this. The XR15FW can be warm.

Here's the XR15FW over a 24" Mr. Aqua. Transitioning this to a ducth scape, so the wood and then the second light will eventually be gone:
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Here's the settings in the pic above:
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I can't speak for the Radions or the Halos but I bought 3 Kessils for a 6 foot tank and put 2 over my 4 foot tank for a while. I think the spread is plenty, and I love the light color.

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LRJ, this is a really cool tank you posted. Any chance you started a journal on it and any feed back regarding the Radions?
 

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Wow thanks for the first hand accounts guys. Both of your tanks are looking great. My tank will be a high tech dutch styled aquascape so high light is going to be important. I really love the way the kessils look and those new mounting arms are really nice. Do you think the a160s will be enough or should I think about the 360s?

I found a guy selling two xr30w gen2 for a good price but if this falls through I'm definitely going to go with kessils.
I`m interested in a follow up by the OP.
What did you settle with?
What is your review of it ?
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Wow thanks for the first hand accounts guys. Both of your tanks are looking great. My tank will be a high tech dutch styled aquascape so high light is going to be important. I really love the way the kessils look and those new mounting arms are really nice. Do you think the a160s will be enough or should I think about the 360s?

I found a guy selling two xr30w gen2 for a good price but if this falls through I'm definitely going to go with kessils.
I`m interested in a follow up by the OP.
What did you settle with?
What is your review of it ?
Regards
I am curious too
 

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LRJ, this is a really cool tank you posted. Any chance you started a journal on it and any feed back regarding the Radions?
Hi jsarrow, there is a journal for the tank here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals/875121-32-gal-mr-aqua.html. It has since been converted to a Dutch style, and now uses a T5 fixture. I had been curious to try T5 lighting and thought it might render greater contrasts for the Dutch, so I ended up selling the XR15s to buy an ATI dimmable unit. Having now used both, I would not switch back to LED if keeping a Dutch style aquarium. That said, I used the Radions for about a year before the switch, and overall had a great experience. They're very powerful, highly controllable, relatively quiet, and never had any issues with them. I would highly recommend getting ReefLink though; otherwise you won't be taking advantage of the full programmability of the light, which is one of its best features. I would definitely use them again for the right sort of nature style setup.
 
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