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I wouldn't recommend trying unless you know how to reflow solder. It's very hard to solder SMD properly with a soldering iron.
Lol, Im a tech ed teacher... I have to know how to reflow solder and I have about... 12 soldering irons at least haha.
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Great, just ordered one of these for my 12" cube. Hope it holds up well, it looks to be of high quality. I'll probably pick up the Ray 2 in the bigger sizes for my other rimless tanks if this is as great as it looks.
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Here's a closeup photo of the difference between the white and blue LEDS. Sorry it's so dark, my camera dimmed it way down. Not sure how to change the auto correction on it.
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how are the plants liking it so far?
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Bump for interest in plant growth so far~
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This just seems like such a perfect Fluval Ebi or 30-C light fixture.
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Interested in hearing your results as well. Maybe I can get rid of the CFL I have on my 12" cube.
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Well it's a low tech tank with no dosing or co2, so growth rates have been pretty much as expected, nice and slow. Things are growing slightly faster than the previous fixture, though. Also one big difference is the growth is more compact and dense. My stargrass would reach to the top of my tank within a week and a half before, with large distances between nodes. Now it grows fairly compact and the leaves are broader and longer. Obviously getting much more light.

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Well it's a low tech tank with no dosing or co2, so growth rates have been pretty much as expected, nice and slow. Things are growing slightly faster than the previous fixture, though. Also one big difference is the growth is more compact and dense. My stargrass would reach to the top of my tank within a week and a half before, with large distances between nodes. Now it grows fairly compact and the leaves are broader and longer. Obviously getting much more light.


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Question: Can I set the daylight and moon light on 2 different timers ? So I dont have to manually turn the switches on and of myself ?

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Has the OP also used something like the eccopico lights, how does it compared?

I'm tempted to replace the fluval CFLs on my EBI with an LED setup.
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Question: Can I set the daylight and moon light on 2 different timers ? So I dont have to manually turn the switches on and of myself ?

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Possible: Yes. Without modification: No. This is all hard wired, one switch for white lights, one for blue, one power cord to unit. You would have to take it apart and rewire the unit. It wouldn't be very difficult to do, i took it apart to check out the innards. Take some electrical knowledge though.

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Has the OP also used something like the eccopico lights, how does it compared?

I'm tempted to replace the fluval CFLs on my EBI with an LED setup.
I replaced my ecopico arm with this. I liked the ecopico just fine, i just wanted to try something new. I was using one strip on the ecopico to maintain low light and the growth was as described above. This is putting off medium light, as im sure the ecopico would have done with two strips. IMO the ecopico was capable of high light on this small tank with three strips.

They're two very different fixtures. This was also much cheaper. Quality between the two is comparable.

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The fugeRay has significantly less LEDs. When I say light output, I'm focusing on PAR values. The FugeRays are indeed shorter fixtures, feature less LEDs, and in turn carry a lower wattage as well. Our sample 12" Fugeray/Ray ii had these readings 10" from substrate to light:

12" FugeRay Sample: 38-42 μmol/m2/s at base
12" Ray 2 Sample: 92-102 μmol/m2/s at base

After meeting a few of you at the MAX, we decided to get involved with you guys! Were you one of the attendees? Check your group to see what we have planned. Aren't you the fellow waiting for the 3' fixture?

OP sorry for going off topic~ Hope this info helps
So, when will this 12" Ray light be available for purchase?
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So, when will this 12" Ray light be available for purchase?
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It's been available for purchase since i did this review in April. Look at the source links in the OP.

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