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post #196 of 572 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 09:09 AM
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Not word yet on mine being shipped, I was only checking the forums every few weeks and only ordered a week ago though. So I'm guessing anyone that ordered around the time I ordered and later, hasn't shipped yet. Unless the fact that I ordered 6 fixtures is holding my order up.

Either that or they are just shooting the emails out as they are filling them right now and just haven't got to mine yet.
Mine arrives this saturday..! i ordered a day or 2 after the discount code came out..


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post #197 of 572 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 10:53 AM
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Just snapped some photos to give everyone an idea of how successful the RayII and Monster combination has been over my tank.

On a 40 gallon breeder, the Ray II is rated at high light. This tank is supplemented with full spectrum lighting with the MonsterRay. The lights are elevated 3.5 inches and 4.5 for the Ray II and MonsterRay respectively.



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Could you point me in th direction of what you used to raise the fixtures?
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post #198 of 572 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 12:57 PM
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Could you point me in th direction of what you used to raise the fixtures?
These are laser cut pieces of 1/4" acryllic. Many many prototypes with various widths and mounting positions were made before coming to the one shown above.

The set elevating the MonsterRay fixture is a new adjustable design paired with stainless steel hardware; Rust resistant and perfect for our application.

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These are laser cut pieces of 1/4" acryllic. Many many prototypes with various widths and mounting positions were made before coming to the one shown above.

The set elevating the MonsterRay fixture is a new adjustable design paired with stainless steel hardware; Rust resistant and perfect for our application.
Those are pretty cool stands for the Finnex and IMHO, much better (height wise) than the ones that came with the FugeRAY's as they're too short. Any plans to produce them for resale? I'm sure you'll have no problems selling them!
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The scheduled delivery date for my fixture is today so I got home expecting to have my planted+ waiting for me but there was no package and the status on the USPS website hasn't been updated since shipping.... I really hope they didn't lose my light :/
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post #201 of 572 (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 09:09 AM
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These are laser cut pieces of 1/4" acryllic. Many many prototypes with various widths and mounting positions were made before coming to the one shown above.

The set elevating the MonsterRay fixture is a new adjustable design paired with stainless steel hardware; Rust resistant and perfect for our application.
I hope you can sell them someday with the affordable price )
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post #202 of 572 (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 11:21 AM
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Question: I'm looking into buying a ray2 but I don't know if it will fit on my 20" tank, they come in 18" and 24"...help?
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post #203 of 572 (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 01:31 PM
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either size should fit on a 20" tank. the legs have a sliders that go the whole length of the fixture. I would recommend the 24, it comes with more led lights. Its much easer to lower light intensity than increase it. good luck!

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either size should fit on a 20" tank. the legs have a sliders that go the whole length of the fixture. I would recommend the 24, it comes with more led lights. Its much easer to lower light intensity than increase it. good luck!
Nice thanks...but if I go with the 24" will I be able to make the legs shorter?
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The fixture will extend beyond the length of the tank. The legs of the 18" fixture will reach the rim



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Nice thanks...but if I go with the 24" will I be able to make the legs shorter?
Yes, the legs can slide all the way in until they touch together in the middle if you need too Easily adjustable for a tank that is less than the length of the fixture.
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Nice thanks...but if I go with the 24" will I be able to make the legs shorter?
Yes, the legs are designed to slide inward on the track that runs the length of the fixture. Hope this helps.

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Yes, the legs can slide all the way in until they touch together in the middle if you need too Easily adjustable for a tank that is less than the length of the fixture.
Awesome, can't wait to order this light!!
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I have been looking at these lights and they look great. Any suggestions for a 120g (48 x 24 x 24)? Thanks
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I have been looking at these lights and they look great. Any suggestions for a 120g (48 x 24 x 24)? Thanks
This is a difficult tank to light due to its depth. I have a 40 gallon high, same depth, and it has proven quite difficult.

My recommendation would be to have at least 1 ray 2. This light puts off the most par and would give you the most bang for your buck. It also depends on what type of plants you want to grow and wether you will be injecting co2. If you want high light you may need two ray 2s or a ray 2 and a planted+. More info would help us tell you what would work best!

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