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Old 06-30-2017, 12:33 AM
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Im officially an LED user :/

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.

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Old 06-30-2017, 01:32 AM
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Whao!! Please do report back !

I would love to hear your findings.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:17 AM
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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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Old 06-30-2017, 08:26 AM
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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.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:35 AM
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Lol, Welcome to the club! I hope you enjoy the new look of your tank.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:00 AM
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Looks good Rich, congratulations on the switch. Still too expensive for me to switch from MH.

Keep us posted on how it goes.
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Old 06-30-2017, 11:53 AM
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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.
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:07 PM
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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
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:37 PM
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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.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:18 PM
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Lol . Dont come crying on my shoulder that your colors suks ))
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