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Old 09-02-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Radion Gen2 for 65 Gallon


I am currently running a Coral Brite 2352d LEd setup on my system. Though I like the shimmer effect from the LED and how the tank looks early morning and later at night with different dimmer settings of the blue, it looks nasty, greyish and my corals are completely washed out. The rocks even look like dirty rocks rather then nice reef rocks. I'm trying to determine if buying a Radion or other better quality LEd will improve the look of my tank. It just does not look like I want it too and as I said only morning and night look good, the rest of the day it looks dingy and washed out. Odd thing is, it looked fairly decent with my last 65 but it leaked. Is there any chance that the rock layout and placement could effect the way the tank and corals look overall? Either way I want a better LEd setup from a reputable company who backs their product. I would like to have a controller that runs from the computer and has a good amount of spectrum adjustment to get the colors I'm aiming for. The Radion sounds like it would fit but there is so much back and forth about lights, like most things in this hobby, that it is hard to make a decision. I just want my tank to look good throughout the entire day and the corals to look and be healthy. I've wasted a ton of money trying different lighting solutions so this has to be it. Tanks about 14 months old and I love it but it just does not look right to me. My T5 4 bulb gave much better color. The LED seems to be maiking everything much happier. Sorry for being all over and any and all feedback is truly appreciated.

If I were to choose Radion, how many are necessary for a 65 gallon to get good coverage? And what do I need to go with them to have control from the pc?

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Old 09-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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If you have that kind of money to throw at it, I've heard good things about Ecotech.

Is your tank getting hit by sunlight?
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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No, there is no sunlight near my tank. I'm thinking Ecotech but if I need to buy 2 I am curious what else is needed. Do I need a controller or anything else to make it work from the computer? I've heard good and bad about them and am not familiar with all the other options available. Many have said for the price they are not worth it, although they are very nice. Quite a few say go with AI, but which ones for the same price point?
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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You know, I haven't personally tried them just yet, but I am going to say it again, I am totally sold on Aquaray...I have seen a few setups and read a ton on them. They look amazing and for a pretty nice price! There are so many lights you can mix & match to get exactly what you want, with less cash than Radions.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:43 PM   #5
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If you aren't liking the colors you are getting, you can always check out the ecoxotic stunner strips (mind the spelling, as a little off can land you in a very different search category ><) to supplement in spots you need.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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Never heard of those, they look cool but don't think that's what I'm looking for. Waiting to hear some feedback on Radions and what they require to cover my tank and be run from the computer. Thanks for your suggestion all the same...
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