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Old 03/08/2019, 01:04 PM   #1
ctbehm
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Opinions on 93cube lighting

Greetings, setting up a new 93 gallon Marineland cube and am looking for opinions on LED lighting. Planning on SPS, LPS and a clam. When looking at the Radion XR15 I was not sure that is enough light and wondering if the XR30 would be needed. Or should I look at other brands? Thank you for your input and time.


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Old 03/08/2019, 05:05 PM   #2
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If it was mine I would run the X-r 30 installed in the aquatic life hybrid fixture, cuz thatís what I use. I donít believe the X-r 15 will provide the desirable spread.




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Old 03/08/2019, 06:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info and I appreciate the picture!! Tank looks good!


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Old 03/09/2019, 05:33 PM   #4
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I run a radion xr30 over my 93 gallon cube. The light covers the tank and I've had no issues. I haven't kept a clam in it, due to my foxface & dwarf angels, but have several RBTA with no issues. I think my light only peaks at like 80% too.


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Old 03/10/2019, 08:39 PM   #5
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I run a radion xr30 over my 93 gallon cube. The light covers the tank and I've had no issues. I haven't kept a clam in it, due to my foxface & dwarf angels, but have several RBTA with no issues. I think my light only peaks at like 80% too.


How did you mount yours? Single braces from back of tank or rail system? What are you using to control it? Thanks


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Old 03/11/2019, 09:43 AM   #6
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My suggestion, if you want acropora in particular, is two Radions or a Radon t-5 hybrid. Rightly or wrongly, I just don't think you can get good, even lighting, without shadowing, with a single Radion (whether its an XR15 or XR30). These issues can be mitigated, at least somewhat, by hanging the lights high over the tank

I run 5 Radions XR30s myself, 3 over a 180 with 4 5-foot t5s, and 2 over a 60 gallon cube, without t-5s. Both setups work well. These are gen 2s and gen 3s. I've not run gen 4s.

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