how do you have your radions programmed?

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  1. joshuajoshua

    joshuajoshua Active Member

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    I have been running the gen 3 at about 80% with the radiant color mode but haven't liked the results. So i altered the programming a bit. I'll post mine, and if you run something custom please post it up.

    Mine is quite simple. I have a start point, mid day, and end point.
    I run a 12 hour schedule. And mid day is the high point.

    At mid day this is my percentages.

    UV 15%
    Royal Blue 100%
    Blue 100%
    White 30%
    Green 10%
    Red 10%

    The reason I went with these is that my acros seem to be losing color. I felt maybe running white and UV too high was stressing them out.

    And also I kinda hoped running more blue would help better my colors as well.
     
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    joshuajoshua Active Member

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    I almost forgot.
    my start and end point have roroyal blue running at 20%. So this keeps the rb the more dominant color all day long.
     
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    I run my gen 2 pros from 9am-9pm starting with sunrise into 10k for 4 hours then to 14k for 3 hours then 20k for 4 hours then 1 hour of actinics. I run mine at a max of 45% and the acros are on the sand bed and are doing well. polyps fully extended and keeping color. They are in sand bed because they have only been in the tank for 4 weeks but I plan on putting them in their home very soon. My tank is only 18" deep and I have the radion brackets which I believe are 9" above the water.
     
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    watdachuck Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Radiant Color Mode: 65% Max 8" Above the waterline
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    60squared Well-Known Member

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    70 percent overall intensity 25 percent white 25 percent red 15 percent gteen 100 percent on all blues and uv 11 hours overall
     
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    Volpone Well-Known Member

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    Follow along , can we have more setting plz
     
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    2 gen 3 pros over a 90g. Radiant color 30% max intensity. Very slowly raising this up over the next couple months.
     
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    Following along for later. Currently not running a tank, but have a radion sitting and ready to go for when I do.
     
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    watdachuck Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I should have said this, acclimation is key with the Radions!!! I wish I had done this from the start, but I eventually did acclomation mode from 20% to 65% over 9 weeks.
     
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    I started at 10% and went to 30% over 8 weeks. Plan to keep going very slowly. Acclimation is really important with radions. They are much more powerful than they appear.
     
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    I did A LOT of research when I started using my Radions... Then A LOT of trial and error. I finally came up with what I think is the best possible settings for my 90g mixed reef running two Gen 2 Radions, programmed through my Apex WXM. The Apex allows for ramping, moonlight, etc... everything the EcoSmart does. My SPS and LPS are looking incredible with amazing growth since last December when I made the change. Feel free to copy it. Happy reefing!
     

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    These were taken around 10:30 PM at night under the 18k/20k ramp down.
     

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    I have about a 110 pieces of SPS in my 400 gallon with Pro 2s. I run at 12K at 80% for 6 hours. I ramp up with 14k and ramp down on 20k. I'm getting really great growth and color.
     
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    I got this one off I Love Reefing - Saltwater & Reef Aquarium Blog ? Share your Ecotech Radion Graph settings, Schwing’s Reef 500l
    But I did it through my wxm not through ESL also bumped up the amount UV.

    9am 0%
    R-0
    G-0
    B-100
    RB-100
    UV-100
    CW-37
    12P 25%
    R-0
    G-0
    B-50
    RB-50
    UV-5
    CW-0
    12:30 35%
    R-0
    G-0
    B-100
    RB-100
    UV-10
    CW-0
    13:00 45%
    R-24
    G-9
    B-75
    RB-100
    UV-30
    CW-0
    1330-55%
    R--38
    G-15
    B-74
    RB-100
    UV-40
    CW-16
    1500 55%
    R-35
    G-17
    B-100
    RB-100
    UV-50
    CW-37
    1600 55%
    R-37%
    G-17%
    B-100%
    RB-100%
    UV-61%
    CW-55%
    1800-55%
    R-38%
    G-18%
    B-100%
    RB-100%
    UV-100%
    CW-55%
    19:15 35%
    R-35
    G-0
    B-100
    RB-100
    UV-70
    CW-0
    20:15 25%
    R-44
    G-0
    B-16
    RB-100
    UV-50
    CW-0
    21:06 15%
    R0
    G0
    B0
    RB-100
    UV-0
    CW-0
    23:00 0%
    B-100% have only been running this program for about a week love the color combos as far as growth goes I have no clue.
     
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  18. 60squared

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    I don't think the guy you got it off of knows what kind of growth you will get either conxidering it says he grew all that coral under t5s and switched to radions...also the tank isn't up anymore...hmmm
     
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    what do you guys do when you get a new frag, another 9 weeks of the acclimation?
     
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    watdachuck Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Anything new I have put in had been placed near the bottom so I have not re-acclimated the light. If I was going to add a new piece from the center to the top I would definitely run another long acclimation period. It is completely natural anyway as there are periods during the year where reefs receive less intense sun than others.
     
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