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Well crap, I sat down today to place my order for a pair of G4 pro lights and ran across this thread. Now I dont know what to do lol. My biggest issue is my crrent location does not have a lot of saltwater stores. The one good LFS runs Radion's and I fell in love with the look. It seems from Dana's research that the reefi's provide good spectrum for growth. But the hardest part to tell from pictures is the cosmetic pop you get from radions. Some of my concerns

- Do these provide that beautiful pop you get in fish and corals with a radion? Or are they more geared towards growth only?

- I see they have a 3 year warranty which is amazing but I have been in enthusiast forums of all types for 20 years and you will occasional see the superior product that is amazing but goes out of business and you loose support. Ecotech is probably not going anywhere soon.

- The last thing is radions are backed by years of use and research with proven results. These are fairly new.

I am getting ready to spend the most I have ever spent on my reef in 5 years upgrading my blackboxes so I am hesitant but these really look to be truly amazing lights. I love the reflectors, simplicity of the app, and I am bit biased because I am a military displaced Oregonian that grew up in the PNW :)
Well, if you are really particular about how your corals look, that is even more reason to consider these lights.
They have 9 individually adjustable channels, so you can customize your spectrum exactly the way you want it.
I can say that they really make my coral colors pop. See my pictures earlier in this thread.

You can see a recent video of the Reefi lights over a tank here:


This user recently replaced his Radions with Reefis, and talks about the advantages of the Reefis over the Radions at around minute 13 of the video.

I’ve had mine since April and my corals are growing very well under them.

Finally, the support that I have gotten from ReeFi is top notch. You can do a quick search of threads here to see how Ecotech compares, support-wise. Daniel and ReeFi have been around for nearly 4 yrs already and his lights are really starting to increase in popularity. I will be shocked if he isn't still making these lights 5 years from now.
 
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I came from Hydras which are nearly the same as the Radion. These Reefi have more pop.

I like to run a bluer tank. These have more blue and violet providing the par so that I can keep my blue tank preference without losing valuable par.

Customer Support is top notch.
 

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I was going to purchase two ai 26's but they changed their design so now I may buy one of these extremes for my reefer 350. Will one be enough? I only keep a few sps the rest are lps and and zoa's/softies
 

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I was going to purchase two ai 26's but they changed their design so now I may buy one of these extremes for my reefer 350. Will one be enough? I only keep a few sps the rest are lps and and zoa's/softies
With only one over your 4 foot tank, you'd have some pretty dim areas at the ends of the tank. I have two over my Reefer XL 425, which has the same width as your 350.

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I was going to purchase two ai 26's but they changed their design so now I may buy one of these extremes for my reefer 350. Will one be enough? I only keep a few sps the rest are lps and and zoa's/softies
Is that a 73 gallon? What are the dimensions?
 

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Would it still shade if I raised the light a bunch and cranked up the intensity, or does it not work that way?
 
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Would it still shade if I raised the light a bunch and cranked up the intensity, or does it not work that way?
For mostly LPS/softies and few sps in the center you can try with 1 Extreme. However if you raise it up high enough for 47" spread you will be spilling a lot of light over front and back because tank is only 20" deep. With that said, I think your tank will look much better with 2 Extremes.
 

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Here's a snapshot of my settings. At the time of this snapshot, the lights are just starting to ramp down from the "after" mode so this is close to my approximation of the AB+ spectrum, just with a lot more UV and violet.
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How about a FTS w/lights. I will buy a pair myself for my RS 525. I'm curious how much shading you are getting.
 

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I have a 525xl SPS dom... 2 work? or 3?
I'm guessing that 3 would be more appropriate. With only 2 you'd have to space them pretty far apart, so the center of the tank would likely be dim. Take a look at these photos of a 525XL with 2 Radions or 3 Radions:
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For an aquarium of 48 x 24 x 24 (all full grow SPS), would it be better to put 3 lamps on the direction of the width to avoid shading in front and in the back of the aquarium and do i have to combine with T5 to avoid the SPS self-shadowing ?
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For an aquarium of 48 x 24 x 24 (all full grow SPS), would it be better to put 3 lamps on the direction of the width to avoid shading in front and in the back of the aquarium and do i have to combine with T5 to avoid the SPS self-shadowing ?
Thanks
If it were me, I'd place the long axis of the luminaire parallel to the front viewing pane. Two lights should do it for a tank your size but 3, of course, will give you some flexibility. No need for T5s.
 
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