Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Williamsburg, VA
LED "Shimmer Effect": Finnex Ray II vs. Marineland Double-Bright
I tried out the Marineland Double-bright LED, 24"-36" fixture. I had never seen LED in person before and thought the "shimmer effect" from the light was really fantastic!! Tres cool. But for me the Marineland double-bright was way too dim for my 24" deep tank.
The Finnex Ray II 24" fixture has many more LEDs (192 LEDs, I believe) than the 24" Marineland fixture (8 white LEDs); I assume because Finnex has smaller LEDs more tightly packed.
Does the Finnex Ray II give a good/pleasant "shimmer effect", like the Marineland? Or does the Finnex Ray II just generate brighter more uniform light, with no shimmer because of the tight packing of LEDs. I'm more interested in the shimmer, and less concerned about actual PAR.