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Old 06-25-2012, 11:28 PM   #11
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I have a single 8" over a 4 foot tank and get strong light over the middle 2 thirds with moderate light over the ends. It's dialed to 100% and plenty bright.

I also have egg crate cover which helps diffuse the light around the tank.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:32 PM   #12
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I thought radions were 12"????? And I would raise mine for more light spread. Thanks for the feedback but your making me feel horrible that I don't have them lol...... I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #13
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I have 2. I mean having someone else who has them. I don't know anyone else who does that I talk to and I'd love to talk about messing with artificial mode.
I have a radion over my 60g and running artificial mode along with 2 MP10s. Let me know if you ever want to swap graphs etc.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:01 AM   #14
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IDK why but I love this video on them. Theyre just mesmerizing. The control that you have is so awesome and the things they can do just blow me away. Macna 2011- VorTech MP60 - Radion XR30w LED Light Fixture - YouTube
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:23 AM   #15
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I have a 180g and was told 3 would be appropriate. Given the 2 center braces I have. My tank is 6' x 2' x2'. Although I do have 1 on my 54g corner tank and it lights the whole thing. Some dim spots I the corners, but using low light coral their.

Good luck. Btw, love the thunderstorm feature. Very cool.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:28 AM   #16
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I think they are officially rated at one per 24 inches of tank, but are much more capable unless you are wall to wall SPS.

I meant that mine is 8" off the water. Keep in mind, the higher you go the more light you lose to spill in front & back of the tank.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:29 AM   #17
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I WANT THESE THINGS SOOOOOO BAD.................... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL. Im looking forward to some awesome light features and some awesome coral. BTW, do they give off a shimmer effect because I love shimmer. Not too much..... but a little?
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There's a pretty good amount of shimmer. More than metal halides imo.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:49 AM   #19
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That's so awesome. Good. Do you know how long these things take to burn out? If they do is the whole fixture bad? I really don't want to spend $1500 on lights that are gonna burn out..........
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:12 AM   #20
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They last for 50,000 hours. No that is not a typo. They do degrade ever so slightly over time though but nothing alarming.

From my understanding, these fixtures were made to be upgradable. The light pucks can be removed and replaced as needed. Though by the time they are "burnt" out, I'm sure there'll be some new tech to play with.
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