Radion Fan Replacement

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Moved the pictures from Photobucket. Bugger Photobucket forcing us to pay now.
Should be visible to all to see now.
 
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Hi Riaan I have two Radions XR30s gen three and one 350w aqua blue kessil in the middle on my redsea reefer 750xxl now the reason for this message mate is I have been told and believe these lights are good but I cant seem to get the setting I am using one of their yemplets but even changing the slider colours I cant seem to get that nice deep clour I am looking for because I have a evergrow light on another tank and love the colours, before I give up and sell the Radions do you perhaps have a good scedual that you could send me somehow via face book or another way ????
 

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I'm using the default setting for marine. There are 2 main settings, on top you should see either a blue or green led light, marine (blue)or fresh water planted(green). The green program would be a lot more yellow. Corals would grow just the same (if not more) but the water would have that yellow pee water color.

The default setting runs from blue in the morning, through full bright during midday to blue again at night.
 

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Yes great pictorial and very well done Riaan. Just a heads up from years of experience of building many different types of light fittings. The fans you mentioned from RC components, ACDC components, Communica etc are not as durable under the heat and humid conditions above an aquarium. I would recommend the use of Papst fans as a replacement as IMO they outlast the ones from said companies.


wow, 5 years later and the fans are still going.

one stopped yesterday, took the fan guard off tonight and a bug, or whats left of one fell out. Fan running again.

for those who are looking for replacements
https://za.rs-online.com/web/p/products/5415025/

RS PRO Axial Fan, 80 x 80 x 15mm, 30cfm, 2.3W, 12 V dc
 
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Makes me wonder, lighting for the aquarium industry is over priced, but that’s just my opinion. If I had a degree in electronics I’m sure it i could build something that’s equivalent to a radion at a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately I don’t have a degree in electronics so I’m just one of those consumers that have to pay the asking price
 
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Makes me wonder, lighting for the aquarium industry is over priced, but that’s just my opinion. If I had a degree in electronics I’m sure it i could build something that’s equivalent to a radion at a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately I don’t have a degree in electronics so I’m just one of those consumers that have to pay the asking price

One doesn't need a degree in electronics, just a basic understanding of constant current and constant voltage and wiring I have made myself various LED assemblies for myself and have had no problems and great success. I have made 2 x ZT6600 DIY's, 2 x Orphek V2.1 and 1 x Radion XR30W.
 
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Agreed, but I’m afraid i’ll Burn the house down , out of interest is the price of building compared to price of reputable brands justifiable
 
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Yeah, unfortunately that’s the world we live in. Companies exploit our hobbies and dreams for a big profit, but I still have to give them credit cause their products generally look sexier than diy :m85:
 
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Various photos of DIY ZT6600
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As I see it, the LED units takes a lot more time to assemble compared to T5 units. T5 and you can push out profiles in large numbers and there are not a lot of screws and soldering.

And as we all know it, time is money.

And yes, we can build our own units, actually repair units. My cooking skills is just a bit worst then my soldering skills, and I did managed to replace a few leds successfully. Proper soldering iron is the key.
 
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