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Old 02/22/2017, 10:11 PM   #26
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Anyone got a tank pic of the new G4s running the AB+


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Old 02/22/2017, 10:22 PM   #27
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My iPhone is awful at taking pics of the lighting. I can try to post one tomorrow.

I replaced my G2 with a G4 today and notice a huge difference. The spread and blending was vastly better. There are far less dark areas on my reefer 170 now.


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Old 02/23/2017, 07:13 AM   #28
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Anyone got a tank pic of the new G4s running the AB+


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Old 02/23/2017, 07:32 AM   #29
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Well as a hydra 52 owner I'll say that I finally got a chance to see the G4 pros in person. They are so much better than the hydras that it's not even a comparison.. it's like comparing a Ford Escort to a BMW.

People who say ecotrchs and aqua limitations are comparable simply are not telling the truth.


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Old 02/23/2017, 08:27 AM   #30
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Well as a hydra 52 owner I'll say that I finally got a chance to see the G4 pros in person. They are so much better than the hydras that it's not even a comparison.. it's like comparing a Ford Escort to a BMW.

People who say ecotrchs and aqua limitations are comparable simply are not telling the truth.
Can't say I disagree. I've owned both and they are a different league.


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Old 02/23/2017, 08:50 PM   #31
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That looks very nice!! Is that a 4' tank?


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Old 02/23/2017, 09:21 PM   #32
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That looks very nice!! Is that a 4' tank?


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Thank you.
Elos 120xl. 47"x31" approximately.


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Old 02/23/2017, 11:39 PM   #33
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How high did you mount your radions?


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Old 02/24/2017, 07:05 AM   #34
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How high did you mount your radions?
About 16-17" off the water.

Here's a few sps growth shots if you're interested.
http://s.reefcentral.com/forums/show...php?p=24887385


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Old 02/24/2017, 10:57 AM   #35
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Could somebody tell me how far down they will dim - all the way down to nothing or do they shut down by some percentage materially above 0%.


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Old 02/24/2017, 11:02 AM   #36
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They get SUPER dim. 1%


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Old 02/24/2017, 12:10 PM   #37
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D2mini didn't you just get the new Mitras LX7's for your tank?


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Old 02/24/2017, 12:45 PM   #38
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D2mini didn't you just get the new Mitras LX7's for your tank?
No sir.
The Mitras went over my office nano.


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Old 02/24/2017, 12:47 PM   #39
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Just ordered 2 Radion 30W Pro. Right now I'm running 2 Pacific Sun Black Python 160W over the tank.
So exited to see the difference in growth!


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Old 02/24/2017, 05:02 PM   #40
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No sir.
The Mitras went over my office nano.
Oh, ok. Well being that you have both the Radion and the Mitras, I would be really interested to hear what your opinion is in comparing the two fixtures. Could you give your impression of both units?

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Oh, Tank looks awesome by the way!!


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Old 02/28/2017, 10:17 PM   #41
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Add me to the Gen4 'club'. Picked up a trio to replace a pair of reefbreeders photon 32 lights. I plan to run these along with my kessils. Programming them through ecosmart/reeflink was a snap, and after calibrating the three lights they do a much better job of dimming up and down than any other lights I have owned. Minor peeve that they cannot include hanging wires for a $800 light. It's a mad world.


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Old 03/03/2017, 11:15 AM   #42
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Hooked up my Gen4 pro trio last night so today is day 1. Running them up to about 50% initially. Tank looks very different than with the prior reefbreeders - much more MH like. About my only complaint (has to be one, right) is that the fans run 24/7 and don't shut down at night.


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Old 03/03/2017, 11:22 AM   #43
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I wish I could afford a Gen 4 pro. Im running gen 2 on my frag tank 20x20 RMS mount and two Gen 3's on my 150g tall SPS/LPS. All of them are running AB+. Ive noticed so much more growth and color in my SPS since getting the Radions.

PS if anyone that upgraded that has a Gen2 or 3 laying around Shoot me a PM I need one more for my 150g. Im making the switch to a 125g 48x30x20 and can use one more


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Old 03/03/2017, 04:08 PM   #44
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Simon,
Only the XR15s turn on and off, ramp up and down. XR30s stay on 24/7.


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Old 03/03/2017, 08:29 PM   #45
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Right, seems odd .... but OK.

Also, my three fixtures don't dim down in exactly the same way. I have a suspicion why, but anyone got any thoughts?


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Old 03/03/2017, 09:59 PM   #46
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Right, seems odd .... but OK.

Also, my three fixtures don't dim down in exactly the same way. I have a suspicion why, but anyone got any thoughts?
Have you run through the calibration process on each one?


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Old 03/03/2017, 10:06 PM   #47
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Yes. I figure that LEDs have slight inherent differences, and that those difference may present at very low levels. Either that or I just screwed up the calibration.


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Old 03/04/2017, 09:28 AM   #48
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Try the calibration again but in a dark room.


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Old 03/04/2017, 09:32 AM   #49
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Hooked up my Gen4 pro trio last night so today is day 1. Running them up to about 50% initially. Tank looks very different than with the prior reefbreeders - much more MH like. About my only complaint (has to be one, right) is that the fans run 24/7 and don't shut down at night.
Thats completlely insane


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Old 03/18/2017, 10:59 PM   #50
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Noticing different algae growth on my glass with these lights. Prior reefbreeders get a softer, dust algae; these grow a harder, greener algae. No conclusion yet drawn, just observation.


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