Photon 270 Overview
Ok let’s get this glass beauty out of the box. Initially you will notice that the Photon 270 has a bit of a heft to it. Especially compared to other tube reservoirs. This can be attributed to the fact that has an actual glass main tube. Additionally the CNC machined aluminum bracket is fairly large as well. Take this into consideration when choosing a mounting location. Held in the center of the 270 ml reservoir, is an opaque tube about a ½ inch in diameter. Imprinted on the frosted tube is the XSPC symbol. Into this tube the light from an LED inserted in the base of the reservoir will shine. The idea being that inner tube should allow the light to evenly illuminate the whole reservoir.
Included with the Photon is a set of four mounting screws, a 5mm white LED, and a note stating that the reservoir should not be disassembled to prevent leaking. Also worth noting, the reservoir is designed to hold water between 5° and 50°c.
Flipping the reservoir on its proverbial back, you will find four mounting holes in the base. You will also find the four screws holding the long flat mounting base the reservoirs mounting rings.
On one end of the reservoir you will find a single large plug. This end can only be used for filling the reservoir.
The other end of the reservoir has three G1/4 holes tapped, and one hole in the center for the 5mm LED. The Photon comes preinstalled with one G1/4 plug.