Ecotech Radion Gen1 Value

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  1. Mischif93

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    I've been offered two Radion Gen 1s in pristine condition for R5500 per unit, and from what I've read on the internet and heard from people they are excellent pieces of hardware, I know the new Gen 3s retail for a lot more so it does sound like a good deal (to me), though they are Gen 1s so I'm pretty sure their value has depreciated but it still sounds like a good deal as well.
    What do you guys think, is it a good deal? Is it worth it?

    Also any pros and cons of the Gen 1 that any of you know of?

    I'm also busy searching google, but I think they would be an excellent addition to my tank.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I have gen 1 paid R9000 for 3 off them with TIR lense upgraded
     
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    Ok, that makes me start to question things.

    Are you happy with them and have you had any issues?

    I was also looking at Kessils (A360w/A350w) but seems like the supplier isn't bringing them in anymore.
     
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    If they already got the TIR lenses, then up to 5500 is OK.

    Depending on age, they go secondhand from 5500 and lower.

    As long as the fans work, they are excellent units. Even 5500 each is a serious consideration. Replacing the fans is possible just be extra careful of the stupid ribbon cable.
    Radion Fan Replacement - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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    you will find them cheaper esp for a gen 1 5500 is a bit steep
     
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    I will have to find out how old they are and if it has a TIR Lense, maybe I can also negotiate a bit.
     
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    So I bought the radions, they have the TIR lenses and are really in brand new condition.

    Paid R5000 each but I bought them from a store so if something breaks they will fix them for me which I thought is worth the extra bit of money.

    But learning how to use them to there full capability is going to take some time.
     
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