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Old 02-06-2014, 06:17 PM   #101
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Just ordered a radion for the 60g rimless!!!

Dont believe I did that! lol
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:29 PM   #102
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OUCH! hear that? thats the sound of your bank account getting hit by an Ecotech bus.
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my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:31 PM   #103
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Haha, congratulations on the purchase Carey!
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:33 PM   #104
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LOL huma....I got the generation one BUT they just started offering a kit to upgrade the gen 1 to gen 3 pro!!! Its either 150 or 250 more but still alot less than the gen 3 pro if bought new.

I am very excited, should be here saturday or monday.

As for the leds on the 40b, i got the program setup and the lights are currently running in my garage over the tank. LOL I think the intensity will be more than enough for softies and LPS. These lights are very bright, I'm actually surprised.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:53 PM   #105
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i do like that aspect of the Radions, simply buying pucks to upgrade them. the one thing that REALLY bugged me with the Radions was the fact that they are asking anywhere from $500-$800 per fixture and i have to pay extra for hanging kits.... even the chinese $100/fixture lights come with a hanging kit lol. never quite added up in my head
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #106
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Im hoping I can use the hanging kit from the chines fixture I had over the 60g. Do you think it will work?
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:13 PM   #107
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never really got a good look at the Radions mounting points. i dont think the actual fixture comes with the screw in bolts that anchor it to the cable. if that is the case, id venture to say the chinese fixtures anchors prob wont screw into the radion.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:59 PM   #108
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Never fear, I have this one! The Radion basic assembly has 4 holes on each corner that come with a nut/screw system to hang each unit from a 'ceiling' style assembly. There is also the other mounting assembly, but last I looked into it they just bolted different units together. This was awhile ago since I bought both my Radions as Gen 1. Either way it is pretty easily to hang. I'll take a picture when I get home around midnight so you can see it.
Now, one of my Gen 1 died and due to it being under the year warranty, I now run it and a Gen 2. There is an upgrade kit that takes the 1 to a 3?! I'd love to look into that. The improved level of performance and updating from the Gen 1 to a 2 ALONE was simply amazing. I struggled right away getting both of the Gen 1 to sync together with the laptop from 2003 that I ran the software off of originally...was so slow and crashed constantly. More an issue with the computer, but you get the idea.
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i do like that aspect of the Radions, simply buying pucks to upgrade them. the one thing that REALLY bugged me with the Radions was the fact that they are asking anywhere from $500-$800 per fixture and i have to pay extra for hanging kits.... even the chinese $100/fixture lights come with a hanging kit lol. never quite added up in my head
They will charge these prices as long as their are people who will pay them. Can you imagine the profit margin on these things?
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:24 PM   #110
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I would never pay the full price new for one, I dont know what got into me when I bought the used one. lol I guess for the couple hundred bucks I wanted to try it and see what all the hub bub was about. I do like the software, I downloaded it already and it gives me the chance to really tune the lighting intensity, something I wasnt able to do so successfully with the tao fixture.

Not sure when I will send it in for the upgrade, I probably will wait a month or two. i will however put in the new tir lenses and the new bottom cover as soon as I can get them.

Ecotech has the right idea though, you buy the original fixture or pump aqnd you can upgrade it to the newest model without buying a whole new item. Thats kinda nice
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