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Old 11/14/2017, 06:41 PM   #1
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Are my Radion G4 settings OK?

I upgraded from a Maxspect Razor to a set of G4 Radions last week. I am having a hard time setting them as I dont know what sort of percentages I need to use, whether dropping some colours lower will hurt anything, etc. The Maxspect was simply blues and whites, I ran 100% blues and 50% whites.

Here are a few screenshots of my current Radion settings. I am pretty happy with the way the tank looks with these settings, as I will increase the intensity over the coming weeks, but I need to know of corals are going to be happy with them?

I have two for my daytime period:



and my blue period:



I am wondering if the white channel needs to be higher? I dont really like how it looks with it set too high, but if corals are going to suffer I guess I dont have a choice.


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Old 11/14/2017, 07:28 PM   #2
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All that red might be a bad idea...at least it was for me. I switched to AB+ coral colors are much better after awhile.


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Old 11/14/2017, 08:37 PM   #3
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All the blues and uv. Then peak with maybe 15 r&g. White, no more then 25% even sps. Lps
I would be no more then 40. Sps maybe 60 tops. After acclimating them. I use WWC program but less percentage in wrg. They are powerful. Corals don’t like white from leds much.


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Old 11/15/2017, 05:07 AM   #4
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All that red might be a bad idea...at least it was for me. I switched to AB+ coral colors are much better after awhile.
How come it was a problem for you? I will probably lower it, local store guy told me up to 50% shouldn't cause any problems?

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All the blues and uv. Then peak with maybe 15 r&g. White, no more then 25% even sps. Lps
I would be no more then 40. Sps maybe 60 tops. After acclimating them. I use WWC program but less percentage in wrg. They are powerful. Corals donít like white from leds much.
I lowered the blue channel as I prefer the look of the royal blues, I feel the blue channel is too turquoise and when at 100% tints the water in a negative way. I will raise it higher though.

Current output is 60% on the overall brightness slider, but if I hover over the points on the graph it says 37%. I take this to mean that 37% is the actual intensity i'm giving the corals, is that correct?


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Old 11/15/2017, 05:38 AM   #5
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Their are plenty of proven profiles right on Reef link. You would be wise to follow them. IMO WWC has some of the best corals around grown by radions. An profiles started by them. Their r&g never go over 25
%. Good start there.
Your right, as you turn individual corals down the intensity goes down. Just be careful. Plenty of us growing sps at 40%. Doesn’t take much.


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Old 11/15/2017, 07:35 AM   #6
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How come it was a problem for you?
Red gets filtered out of the water pretty quickly and isn't useful for coral growth, but it is very good for growing algae.

The SPS AB+ profile has a solid following.


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