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Old 05/15/2019, 12:41 PM   #1
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Radion side mount kit?

My tank sits flush against the wall of my office, so there is no room to mount lights from the back of the tank. Wall-hang is a no-go also.

I've run a Maxspect Razor for about 3 years with pretty good success. My house tank has a Radion XR15 which I really like. So I'm considering an XR30 with a side mount set-up (RMS Track). Basically, this set up:

Anyone ever tried that setup before?

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Old 05/17/2019, 12:08 AM   #2
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How big is the tank and what's in it?

I run my setup this way and I like it a lot. I even DIY'd a T5 retro fit onto it. It works well, you just have to make sure you get enough of the lights depending on what you have in the tank (for my 5 foot SPS tank, I have 2 XR30s and 2 XR15s)

Tank: Reefer XL 525 Reef Tank

Equipment: 2x Radion XR15 Pro, Radion XR30 Pro, Vectra M1 Return, 2x MP40 Powerhead
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Old 05/17/2019, 08:11 AM   #3
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I run 2 XR30s over a 60 gallon cube that way (I'm a big believer in evening light spread by using more than the recommended number of fixtures for acropora). The two complaints I have about the setup are: 1) in an ideal world, I think the lights should be hung higher than the Ecotech mounting system provides; and 2) because of the bulky part of the Ecotech clamp which sits inside the tank, it's tough to make a screen top that completely covers the tank (ask my former flasher wrasse, now potato chip). Very slick system overall though.


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Old 05/17/2019, 04:19 PM   #4
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I forsee the same problem. I tried a RMS arm on the back of the tank and the clamp covered the mesh top, making it basically impossible to remove.

Oh well - rimless it is.

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