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Romebaby
02-20-2013, 07:55 PM
I picked up a new light a couple weeks ago. I'm coming from a very basic single cord no dimmer 119x 1W unit that Doyle helped me modify to a 3:2 blue:white ratio. The tank looked great, stuff was growing, good extension but I needed some lights for the new frag tank so I took the opportunity and purchased a new Razor. I really like it and the 6 time points on both channels is awesome for a dusk to dawn setup. I wanted to share the readings from both lights for anyone interested. Seems that not many people have this light yet as it's fairly new. Both lights were hung 8" off the water (in the old light picture the light is higher than 8"), tank is 24" high with a 4-5 inch sand bed. Tank is a 92 corner bowfront, back corner to each front corner is 35", front corner to front corner straight line is 48". The old light was mounted level to the water, the new light has a slight tilt towards the back so the sand bed takes a bit of a hit for the benefit of the very back of my rock structure. The razor has 90 degree optics, 3 banks of lights with a mix of cool white & warm white, blue & royal blue, and violet 410-420.

I'm not sure how high the light is on the frag tank but I'm liking the PAR readings from it.

The readings on the left and right side of the tank are on the rock wall, the 5 readings in front are directly on the sand bed, and the ones in the middle are on the rock structure.

Razor 160W 27" M16000 Cree XLamp XT-E and XP-E
6x Cool White 8000K
6x Warm White 3000K
12x Royal Blue 450-465nm
9x Blue 465-485nm
6x Super Actinic 410-420nm


Old light:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v484/john11/lights-1.jpg

New light:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v484/john11/newlights.jpg

PAR readings old/new:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v484/john11/tank1.jpg

Old lights on new frag tank:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v484/john11/frag1.jpg

Campbell
02-20-2013, 11:17 PM
Man that's sweet!! Don't know anything about the lights at all but it looks pretty awesome and the setup is coming along quite nicely if I do say so

kmellon
02-20-2013, 11:30 PM
I've wondered about that passive cooling on the maxspect. That is a killer topper over that corner tank. Does it allow for enough ventilation for the lights?

Romebaby
02-21-2013, 12:55 AM
Thanks Campbell. The drilling of the frag tank went pretty smooth.

I built it with a couple 4" vents on the top that I can switch out with fans if needed. So far no need. There's also the gap in the rear that you can see in the pic, almost big enough to get my arm through, and the doors are not air tight. The thing is a giant heat sink and it does have a fan that comes on at a certain temp but I haven't had it come on yet that I know of. My tank is in the basement though where it's nice and cool.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v484/john11/vents.jpg

kmellon
02-21-2013, 12:00 PM
Cool. and great job on the topper.

hooked
02-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Cool. and great job on the topper.

+1 ! Nicest one I've seen.

static reef
02-21-2013, 04:02 PM
love the design on the canopy. great job

Romebaby
02-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Thanks everyone. I'll get my build thread up one of these days.

bemidji87
02-22-2013, 04:45 PM
I've had the Razor over my tank for 9 months with no complaints. The heatsink is warm to the touch, never hot. When I was shopping, it seemed like a lot of light for a good price. I've been very happy with it and I'm sure you will be as well. Congratulations!

Rob

kutcha
05-21-2013, 07:51 AM
just wondering what made you go wit hteh 16k over the 10k i have heard that the 16k has great coloration but slower growth while the 10k has good coloration (not as good as 16k) but faster growth

HBL
05-21-2013, 09:59 AM
Wow, big change in light as far as the par reading go.

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Romebaby
05-22-2013, 05:48 PM
just wondering what made you go wit hteh 16k over the 10k i have heard that the 16k has great coloration but slower growth while the 10k has good coloration (not as good as 16k) but faster growth

I did a ton of research on the 10k vs 16k vs 20k and growth. There's a lot of info out there. Ultimately I like the 16k look and so that's what I went with. You can run 10k on the razor16 and visa versa by varying the intensities on the channels. Having had these lights for the last 3 months, if I was purchasing new ones today I would buy the 16k again no question. I've experienced tremendous growth with these new lights and I love the look.

kutcha
08-28-2013, 09:50 AM
so what is the 6 month update on these lights would really love to know

Romebaby
09-08-2013, 06:49 PM
so what is the 6 month update on these lights would really love to know

Still loving them. I wouldn't switch these out for a Radion Pro even if it was free. Great color and growth, especially SPS. I'll try to get some growth shots for you.

kutcha
09-08-2013, 08:27 PM
awesome you are just afferming my want to get this light i was already 95% sure this was the light i wanted but you sir drove it over the top