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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Current sat plus LED par reading

Thanks to Hoppy i have my own Par meter now

So I took some par reading with the current plus LED system with my 20L 12.5in from par meter to the light

Model is 24-36in

Full spec :

45 directly under the light
36 back and front of the tank
20 left and right sides of the tank

White and Red:

39 directly under the light
31 back and front of the tank
19 left and right side

white and blue

42 directly under the light
32 back and front of the tank
18 left and right side

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 03:10 PM
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Nice! Thanks for the update. I bought the same light and am impatiently waiting for delivery.
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That sounds about right! In my 20 High, that LED gives low/med light plants what they need from the low foreground to the high background - and the leaves at the very top get a bit of algae which I watch with my CO2 and fert levels. In other words, plenty of light for my uses in a planted tank, on full spectrum. i've even gotten into putting some red root floaters there to cut down the light hitting the topmost leaves in the tank. i could just lower the intensity using the remote, but hey it was a good excuse to go get some floaters. thanks!

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thinking of buying one for my 75g,
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Thanks for this! Big help! wouldnt happen to know the PAR for the Finnex Ray2 or MonsterRay would you? Trying to decide which fixture to get for my 48x12x20 55g. Im leaning towards the Satellite plus just because of the remote and features
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Thanks for this! Big help! wouldnt happen to know the PAR for the Finnex Ray2 or MonsterRay would you? Trying to decide which fixture to get for my 48x12x20 55g. Im leaning towards the Satellite plus just because of the remote and features
I just ordered a ray 2 , should be here next week...
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Thanks for this! Big help! wouldnt happen to know the PAR for the Finnex Ray2 or MonsterRay would you? Trying to decide which fixture to get for my 48x12x20 55g. Im leaning towards the Satellite plus just because of the remote and features

If u want low light with no co2 , I'll say a current sat+
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If u want low light with no co2 , I'll say a current sat+
Yeah for now I'm gonna start with low-med light plants. Just ordered the 48"-60" current satellite plus so well see how it goes I guess.
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Thanks to Hoppy i have my own Par meter now

So I took some par reading with the current plus LED system with my 20L 12.5in from par meter to the light

Model is 24-36in

Full spec :
45 directly under the light
36 back and front of the tank
20 left and right sides of the tank
Hoppy takes par measuring from the substrate. Could you do that please.
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[QUOTE=owens81jw;3583025]So I took some par reading with the current plus LED system with my 20L 12.5in from par meter to the light
Model is 24-36in


Looks like that is exactly what the OP did!
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Thanks for posting this!
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So I took some par reading with the current plus LED system with my 20L 12.5in from par meter to the light
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Looks like that is exactly what the OP did!
Oh I see now. The meter was at the top of the tank which is about 12.5 high.
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Thanks for the par readings!
very good medium light setup for a 60p, very happy with mine so far.
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Thanks for the par readings!
very good medium light setup for a 60p, very happy with mine so far.
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Satellite + for 28in tall tank?

Hi,

Any thoughts or info on par for a 48inch fixture with tank dimensions of 28 height x 48 long x 18 deep? Im considering the satellite + now, especially since learning about the remote and pending pro timer. Im guessing I will need an additional light with the sat +

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