Finnex Fugeray or Finnex Ray II for 5.5 gallon? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Finnex Fugeray or Finnex Ray II for 5.5 gallon?

Hey guys, I have a 5.5 gallon tank with about a 2" substrate level. I'm trying to decide between getting the finnex fugeray 16" or the finnex fugeray II 16". I was looking at the par data for the fugeray II and it says 130 par wouldn't that be very high light for a 5.5 gallon tank? I would have the lights sitting directly over the water. I currently have wisteria, jungle val, itlian val, microsword, and java fern in the tank. Finally, if I were to get any of the two lights would I need to place a glass cover between the light and water? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 02:21 PM
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Ray II will cause an algae farm ina tank that size. I use a fugue fwiw. Glass would be for safety and jumpers

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 02:36 PM
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that is extremely high light for that tank. for a low tech setup aim for a 50ish par at the substrate level.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Who doesn't want an algae farm?

Alright thanks guess its finnex fugeray
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-13-2013, 06:47 PM
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I have the Fugeray on the exact same size tank. Works like a charm on my Blyxa.
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