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Old 01-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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radion xr30 gen2 or radion pro?

Ok heres my deal im looking to upgrade from t5 lights to leds....ive decided to go with radions but trying to decide if is worth it to go ahead and get the pros vs the gen 2s..if anyone is willing to give me their opinion id appreciate it

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-2013, 3:54 PM   #3
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Not for another, what, $300!

I'm sure the Radions are awesome, but they are ridiculously expensive, IMO.

Someone that has them can give you a better perspective, I'm sure.

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Old 01-11-2013, 5:10 PM   #4
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Yes theres quite a bit of price difference..650 for gen2 and 950 for pros
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Not for another, what, $300!

I'm sure the Radions are awesome, but they are ridiculously expensive, IMO.

Someone that has them can give you a better perspective, I'm sure.

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Old 01-11-2013, 6:00 PM   #5
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I had the Radions Gen1. Didn't much care for them. I have a 36" cube and it would've take 4 of those to light it. That would've been $3000 in lights (when I had them). I changed to the Reefbreeders 24" Controllable Fixture and am very happy with them. The new layout is awesome!

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Old 01-11-2013, 8:46 PM   #6
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I bought my leds at nemo for $250 each. My buddy has the old radions and hates them. Just my 2 cents.

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Old 01-11-2013, 9:01 PM   #7
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I had the Radions Gen1. Didn't much care for them. I have a 36" cube and it would've take 4 of those to light it. That would've been $3000 in lights (when I had them). I changed to the Reefbreeders 24" Controllable Fixture and am very happy with them. The new layout is awesome!
Nothin wrong with that as long as your happy...

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I bought my leds at nemo for $250 each. My buddy has the old radions and hates them. Just my 2 cents.
Why did your buddy hate them if you don't mind me asking

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Old 01-11-2013, 9:05 PM   #8
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He said the growth was not what he expected. And the price. But ive heard plenty of people swear by them. Dont know those people of hand. I guess u will always have an upside and downside. But for the price of them i think u could upgrade ur skimmer. Or power heads or buy coral! And get alot more

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Old 01-11-2013, 9:16 PM   #9
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I have two Radions over a 90 and am very happy with them. I don't have them turned anywhere near max and I am getting good growth on my SPS. I should add that I haven't had any other other lighting on my tank to compare them to either. I still can't believe that I spent the money on them but it was tax return time.

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Old 01-13-2013, 1:04 AM   #10
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I have two Radions over a 90 and am very happy with them. I don't have them turned anywhere near max and I am getting good growth on my SPS. I should add that I haven't had any other other lighting on my tank to compare them to either. I still can't believe that I spent the money on them but it was tax return time.
Yea just recently got two mp40s.....been to wanting to upgrade for a while now, not interested in halides love the look the give but not for me. Def going LEDs just wanna make the right choice long term

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If you go with a DIY set up, you will get much better results, IMO... Talk to reeferman.

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Old 01-13-2013, 7:09 PM   #12
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If you go with a DIY set up, you will get much better results, IMO... Talk to reeferman.
I understand that but Im a lazy got dont mind spending money on equipment as long as it works and has a good warranty which i will get with the radions u know...plus the fact that I can customize the lights to my liking is a plus...they have a program for me to try different things with...

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Old 03-07-2013, 6:21 PM   #13
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Radion users!

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I understand that but Im a lazy got dont mind spending money on equipment as long as it works and has a good warranty which i will get with the radions u know...plus the fact that I can customize the lights to my liking is a plus...they have a program for me to try different things with...
My set of gen 2 radions have arrived and have exceeded my expectations and I still have a lot more to figure out but I love it for the most part!

TO THE CURRENT RADION USERS..do you mind sharing your light schedule or can u recommend a place to upload different schedules

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I'm tagging along to see everyone's opinions as well. I saw a thread recently talking about the Reef Breeders Photon 32's. anyone have additional comments on that fixture?


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Old 03-07-2013, 6:39 PM   #15
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I have had Radions, Reef Breeders and Ati power module. The Radion is the worst light of the 3, Ati is the best and for Led I would buy reef breeders all day and price is never a factor in my opinions

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I have had Radions, Reef Breeders and Ati power module. The Radion is the worst light of the 3, Ati is the best and for Led I would buy reef breeders all day and price is never a factor in my opinions
Ive heard great things about the others as well just my personal choice is all..not knocking any other models

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Reef Breeders Photon 32 I have seen in person along with the ecoray12d both very nice lights. After seeing the radion gen 2 on Jeff's tank today I like them alot better then the reef breeders and ecoray lights. Just my opinion though.

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Reef Breeders Photon 32 I have seen in person along with the ecoray12d both very nice lights. After seeing the radion gen 2 on Jeff's tank today I like them alot better then the reef breeders and ecoray lights. Just my opinion though.
hey chris... so ready to get home lol and thanks again for all the help!!

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Old 03-07-2013, 8:39 PM   #19
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Far from upgrading my lights but would a Reef Breeders photon32 cover a 4'X2' 120g tank?

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Anytime man motivated me to set up my 110 this weekend lol..........


pm ddaddy2420 he has that led setup over his 4ft 90 gallon and it is working good for him.....

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