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Yeah the 10,000k might be a bit better for growth but won't look nearly as good as the 16,000/15,000k - which will bring out far more colour.
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Reply #31

I have 2 x maxspect Razor R420R 160w 16000k and have no issues with growth this is about 6 weeks growth and it's down very low

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Reply #32

Ok cool, she thinks it's the 16000 model but waiting for confirmation. Also do the razors have a normal on/off switch or are they only turned on and off via an app like the Al primes?
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Reply #33

I would probs get the razer over zetlight if the price was the same. Look at my tank log if you want to see the zetlights over a tank.

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Reply #34

Ok cool, she thinks it's the 16000 model but waiting for confirmation. Also do the razors have a normal on/off switch or are they only turned on and off via an app like the Al primes?
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They are programmable.  They come with a preset programme, or you can make your own up (just by clicking and turning one knob), or you can switch it to manual.
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Reply #35

Well the razor is the 16000 model and has no salt creep and comes with the upgraded lens whatever that is lol and bracket to attach to the tank.....just waiting to see how far away the drive would be?

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Reply #36

Brill. The 16k is the right one to get.  :glad: The upgraded lenses are probably the 120 degree (wider) lenses. They spread the beam out wider so you don't have dark areas either side, depending on the size of the tank it's over of course.
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Reply #37

Decision time I guess then. It's used had just under 18mth worth of use, do I go with it for 130 quid or go for something new, I know it's more expensive but it something is wrong/faulty then I'm not left in limbo?
What would you do please team?

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Reply #38

get the razor

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Reply #39

Do I get new or chance a used one?
H2o aquatics(online) have the 70watt 16000k razor in for :£249.95

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Reply #40

I'd get the used one.  BCUK (the uk wholesaler for the Razors) have excellent customer service.  LEDs are supposed to last for a LONG time, so you shouldn't have issues.  However, if you do, BCUK have been great sorting them out, so I wouldn't worry about that.
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Reply #41

Ok great stuff, sod it I'm going to get the used razor, watch this space  *D

Thanks everyone for your input  *D
Look forward being able to get corals apart from zoas and mushrooms lol which I like anyway - so do you guys on here sell frags or know decent places to get them from.

Also are there any corals to avoid please in terms of not doing well in newer tanks, or just too big or that grow like weeds and take over the whole tank in no time etc - I have the aquanano 40  *D

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Reply #42

Hi, Phil.

Yeah a used one would be fine, they're cheap and easy to repair with 1 screwdriver if it's LED pad does fail.

Avoid any and all SPS, and anemones, gorgonians, sponges, clams, goniopora, etc.

There's plenty of corals you'll have enough light for, but the tank isn't mature enough for, but that'll change over time. Be cautious with some LPS, as some can be very sensitive too.
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Reply #43

Hi, Phil.

Yeah a used one would be fine, they're cheap and easy to repair with 1 screwdriver if it's LED pad does fail.

Avoid any and all SPS, and anemones, gorgonians, sponges, clams, goniopora, etc.

There's plenty of corals you'll have enough light for, but the tank isn't mature enough for, but that'll change over time. Be cautious with some LPS, as some can be very sensitive too.

Damn I am was hoping to get them corals that have plenty of movement that look like they are inflated, not sure if they are anenomes?  The type that clowns like to play in?

So even with the razor am I still best starting off with some zoas? Quite like the frogspawn stuff or similar looking stuff, bit want to get it right to keep the corals happy and not kill them

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Avoid any and all SPS, and anemones, gorgonians, sponges, clams, goniopora, etc.
Hi Mike are Goniopora  SPS or LPS? Are they classed as hard to keep? Can imagine they need a mature set up.
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