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Ok I just got 2 radions and after a few days of constructing and about $30 bucks at Lowes the new mounting equipment I managed to get them 9 inches off the water as the hanging kit that you buy with them was only 5 inches so now it is looking really good. Anyway my main concern is more for the LED guys out there. I had 250W SE Radiums there that I replaced and after doing alot of reading I have come to this as the schedule i am keeping my normal lighting period or 9am to 9pm in Natural mode. I am starting it out at 50% for the first two weeks then going to increase it by 5% every week till I hit 80% or 85%. I am running the 2 radions on each end and still using one 250W MH in the center I think it looks good till I can get the 3rd radion. Thanks for any input.

 

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What ballast are you using for the Radium? I'm thinking of switching from my 250w Radiums driven by M80m HQI ballasts to some type of LED fixture but I really love the look of the Radiums. The lights look very similar in your picture, and if that is only at 50%, it may have sold me on the Radion.

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I am using the galaxy 250W electronic ballast the select-a-watt one and love it had great growth and great color. The reason I am trying these is the heat issue right now I am in a little apartment with a 180G tank and 60G sump and its just too hot during the day. I was skeptical about going LED again because I tried a DIY one from rapid LED and had nothing but problems so far the only negative thing I have to say about the Radions is the computer side of things for programming seems they just hurried threw it but easy once you figure it out. Besides that I am extreamly surprised how good they are and pleased with the radions. Got them on a steal of a deal for the 2 of them. Now just have to convince the wife on the 3rd one. LOL. wish me luck.

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