I'm deciding between the Vega or the Hydra. There is so much I like about each.
One of the biggest differences is the Vega has 20 channels, one for each light, and the Hydra has 7 channels.
What does this mean exactly? Will effects be better on the Vega because of it or will the Hydra be just a good?
Do I really need 20 channels?
Here's my specs
Currently running a 6 bulb t5
Want a led
unit that offers good color spectrum, blending, good coral growth (mainly LPS
w/ a few SPS
), good dawn to dusk effects as well as nice thunderstorm/cloud effects.
Have an 18" deep 40breeder and will be going to a 120-180 in about 12 months but will go for length rather than depth.
I doubt if I will ever be able to construct a power puck to my liking and when than time every gets here I will probably need new LEDs anyway.
With all that being said, does it seem like the hydras are the way to go or would I be stupid not to spend the extra 100ea and get the vega.
the Radions are great and they were being highly considered. The value to cost swayed me to the AI as well as a lot of reviews and opinions about malfunctions and quirkiness of Radions.
I'm excited about the director controls when it arrives but it seems to be elusive right now. AI said they're shooting for late summer.
I was also told the Vegas are beginning to be shipped with the frosted lens much like the hydra which is designed to benefit color blending for better uniformity as one of the biggest cons I've read on the Vegas is the disco ball effect from the red and green.