Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 12-28-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 26
Ecotech radion xr30w and mp10

After seeing this led lighting system, I would love one, but do I really need one? At the moment I only have live rock and a few crabs and hermits in the tank.

I have a 4 bulb t5 lighting system now, but the question is do I really need to spend £500 on the radion, or is the £500 better off in my pocket?

Also do I need a mp10 in the tank? It's a 55g tank which is 3ft long. Are internal circulation pumps a little bit of a novelty item for your tank? Or do people feel that they really help?

Thanks people,


Jonty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 02:02 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I would say unless you have high coral aspirations that you can pass on the radion, the 4 bulb t5's should be plenty for the average coral.

As far as circulation, the mp10 is awesome but a tad pricey. lol You definitely need some powerheads or something like though. Just your choice on the uber cool mp10 or 2 average powerheads.

180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 26
Thanks Carey for your thoughts. This is my first sw tank, but in the future I'd love to have corals, mainly why I've started this tank.

I'm in two mind at the moment. I really want to get the radion, but being a student £500 is a lot of money, and the parents are probably going to be opposed to it when they hear the price. Maybe it is worth waiting.

What sort of corals could I keep with 2 white and 2 blue t5 bulbs? And what couldn't I keep?

Jonty is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.