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Old 12-03-2011, 02:10 PM   #391
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How many watts and what kind and color are the LEDs? 2-4 watts per gallon.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:40 PM   #392
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The radion seems to have crazy good diodes. 8x Cree 5w cool white. 8x Cree 3w blue. 10x Cree 3w royal blue. 4x Cree 3w green. 4x osram 3 w hyper red. Not sure what the exact wave lengths r though. Wish I could afford this light. Greg u seem to know ur LEDs. Would u check out my build thread for me?
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:10 PM   #393
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Real late to this thread. Did you end up getting the Aqueon sump setup? That is what I'm wanting to get and toss the coralife protein skimmer I already have and yet to set up into it.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:46 PM   #394
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I decided against the sump - as beautiful as it was, my tank is really thriving, and honestly, until it isn't, I'd rather not spend another $400-$500 on a new sump and skimmer.

Things can change quickly though, as I stated a few posts ago, that I'm getting more into SPS which may require another look into better filtration and skimmer.

On the other hand, I find out in January if I am going to Japan for 1+ years, so I may just hold off until I find that out for sure as well.
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Yeah I can't see that traveling overseas well...
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:15 PM   #396
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Thanks for jumping in guys. I'm sure ill get a lot of mixed ideas regarding this setup. The total wattage of the light is 130. 120 of it is to run the lights 10 for the fan. I'm hoping this light would light the tank up nicely without any supplemental lighting. I was hoping for a simple clean setup to go along with a MP 10 w that will work wireless with the radion light
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:21 PM   #397
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That should be big enough for 55 gallon tank as long as the coverage is sufficient. 2 watts per gallon for soft and LPS, I use 3-4 watts per gallon for a SPS tank.
The heavy lifting is all done by the white and actinic blue LEDs. Nothing wrong with mixing in a few cyan and red LEDs to warm the tank up some, but those colors contribute very little to most corals needs. So I would only have a few of those emitters, the vast bulk of them should be high energy whites and 450nm blues.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:24 PM   #398
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New additions - pagoda and humilis acro

$75 for both - whoo hoo!
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Well thanks for the input I think I'm gonna pull the trigger on an ecotech radion, MP 10w, Rio 2500, and ASM G1X protein Skimmer for my 54 corner. The stand is getting closer hope to have it stained this week. Thanks for everyone's help. Hope to have photos soon.
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New additions - pagoda and humilis acro

$75 for both - whoo hoo!
Apparently I have a 54 gallon tank - for some reason I don't understand this at the LFS and I end up getting HUGE corals that are way bigger than I thought...

Cause some plan changes for sure!
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