Radion Pro or Hydra 52

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by Aaron Davis, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Aaron Davis

    Aaron Davis Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Having a toss up between the 2 and looking to buy soon. Thought I'd ask here what peeps thought of each and which would be the light of choice. Leaning toward the Hydra a little already, but could use a little feedback from those who have or have had both.

    Thanks!

    Aaron
     

  2. Alakai

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    Hydra!
     
  3. Orm Embar

    Orm Embar Active Member

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    I haven't owned the Radion Pro, but I considered that as a main competitor to a Hydra (it seems weird to me that they are both owned by the same company now). I thought the LED's were roughly comparable, the Radion Pro having slightly better reviews (debatable), those fancy bubbled (? TIR) lenses on the Radion (possibly distracting, possibly nice), that the Hydra has a built in arm for the Red Sea Reefer (which I was going to buy), the Hydra's lower cost, and the Hydra's inclusion of WiFi. I ended up going with the Hydra as I thought that it was roughly comparable in most areas but cheaper and was able to be directly connected to my Red Sea Reefer.
     
  4. Aaron Davis

    Aaron Davis Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    That's actually perfect because I'm considering getting a Redsea reefer as well, so this helps a lot! Thank you!

    Thanks! ;)
     
  5. Orm Embar

    Orm Embar Active Member

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    If you want the integrated mount, you need to buy the Red Sea Reefer Deluxe - what that gets you is a mounting arm that screws on externally (very securely!) and that flips up and out of the way if you ever need it to. It comes out to be a bi of a cost savings over buying a mounting arm separately, and the Deluxe arm looks cleaner and more aesthetic in my humble opinion :-D
     
  6. Aaron Davis

    Aaron Davis Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Well, the deluxe comes with the Hydra lights correct? So if I plan on getting that, then I should just wait until I purchase that unit.
     
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    MnFish1 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    I sold my AI stuff after being a multi year user. The light seemed fine - the quality - not so much - multiple replacements needed. Bought the radions have been happy - never a software glitch, etc. To me - it wouldn't be a question - I greatly prefer the Radions. and I have 2 Red Sea reefers - both using radions - they look great - and well yeah
     
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