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jackson6745 06-30-2017 12:33 AM

Im officially an LED user :/
 
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After not being happy with the disco ball effect, hot spots, lack of coverage, high price point, lack of of growth and colors that I've seen in other users tanks, and the constant changing technology resulting in low resale value of many brands of LED's..... I saw something that made me want to take the plunge! SPREAD! I purchased 2 Radion G4 pros and so far things look great. The coverage is excellent on my 32x32 reef. I am running a standard template lighting scheme AB+ which is overly blue, but the corals seem to like it. I'm at 50% max acclamation mode for a while. I have a to to learn about the functionality. The software is far from user friendly but I'll figure it out. This is the tank today, I'll report back in a month or two.

https://youtu.be/tL4Nk1vmWkE

afernandez 06-30-2017 01:32 AM

Whao!! Please do report back !

I would love to hear your findings.

oh207 06-30-2017 08:17 AM

Whoa!!! Welcome back!
I can honestly say that I never could have seen this switch coming.
I too run Radions, but my colors never looked half as good as yours did with your previous tank.
I'll be watching this closely.

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MIKE NY 06-30-2017 08:26 AM

Sell out....LOL. Seriously Rich good luck with them. If I were to switch I would probably do Radions too just for the versatility of options , but IMO Radiums on Hamilton magnetic HQIs are hard to beat.....tagging along.

vincent naval 06-30-2017 08:35 AM

Lol, Welcome to the club! I hope you enjoy the new look of your tank.

JBNY 06-30-2017 09:00 AM

Looks good Rich, congratulations on the switch. Still too expensive for me to switch from MH.

Keep us posted on how it goes.

reefiness 06-30-2017 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by JBNY (Post 1753081)
Looks good Rich, congratulations on the switch. Still too expensive for me to switch from MH.

Keep us posted on how it goes.

They pay for themselves with the savings. Especially if you need to run a chiller. I have my tank in the basement so I don't use a chiller and it still made sense to switch when I did the math. I used to run 2x250, now I run 2 radios and 2xt5 bulbs and I'm still ahead.

Nycreef 06-30-2017 02:07 PM

hey Rich,
You may wind up going back to MH's like me in the end, I kept my radions for dawn dusk and went back to 400 watt MH radiums for 6 hours of power growth and color punch.
Ahhh yes, R & R ( Radiums & Radions ) Rest & Relaxation finally!
Best of both worlds

prattreef 06-30-2017 02:37 PM

Nice! Welcome to the Radion club. I just finished the upgrade to all G4 pros and boy it looks great. I'm running the AB PHX template which I think you might like a little better--maybe not quite as blue.

mshur 06-30-2017 03:18 PM

Lol . Dont come crying on my shoulder that your colors suks :)))
Good luck bro :)



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