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post #211 of 553 (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 08:19 PM
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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!
I have a 37G (30 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 22 3/4) that I have a RAY II on and am adding a planted+ to tonight.
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post #212 of 553 (permalink) Old 11-15-2013, 09:03 PM
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Got my planted+ in the mail today. It looks amazing!!
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On my 90 gallon with 24" depth I have now 2 ray2 and a monster ray and it is perfect I am getting high light and I have the red and other spectrums incorporated and the fish pop


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Got my planted+ in the mail today. It looks amazing!!
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Proud new owner of a 48" Ray 2. This thing is BRIGHT!
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post #216 of 553 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 09:08 PM
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got my planted+ last night.

I already have a ray2 hung over my 60p.



Any suggestions on how to get two fixtures hanging above the tank?
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Maybe you could ask Kevin James?
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post #219 of 553 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 12:34 AM
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I got it I got it!

First pic is my 46 with a dual t5HO from coralife



Second pic is my new planted+



I can see what people were saying about "spread" .. I'd definately see the difference. On a 46 bow or 40 breeder I'd have to say 2 lights are definately needed! I'm putting mine on a 55 so it's not that deep front to back. I'll definately get another one when I have the cash.
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Hello, I am very interested in this light. I have a 55G tank, would it be overkill to get two of the Planted+ fixtures? It's 48X12x12.

I really wish this had a timer or the very lest separate cords for the moonlights so I could control them with my Apex.

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Hello, I am very interested in this light. I have a 55G tank, would it be overkill to get two of the Planted+ fixtures? It's 48X12x12.

I really wish this had a timer or the very lest separate cords for the moonlights so I could control them with my Apex.

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Do you have co2 and how will you have the lights mounted?

Yes. It sucks about the one cord. I just got mine to supplement my ray2 and I can't control the moon lighting on my reef keeper.
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On my 55.. No co2 but will be added after Christmas shopping is over. Do you think it's enough spread? I had dark back of tank n my bowfront I posted pics of but it's deeper front to back than my 55

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Do you have co2 and how will you have the lights mounted?

Yes I do run CO2, it is controlled by my Apex to come on just before my lights come on and shut off once the PH drops low and when the lights go off for the night.

The lights will be mounted to rest on the rim of the tank under the canopy. I just purchased one of the Planted+ to give it a shot.

Currently I have a marineland reef capable light on there just as a temporary light since I got new lights for my reef tank. Love the marineland since it has a built in timer for the moonlights and the daytime lights.

On the Planted+ is the red on with the daytime lights or are they separate too like the moonlights? Depending on how they are set up I may just keep the marineland for the moonlights only and use the Planted+ for my primary daytime lights and control them with my Apex that way. I know I really don't need moonlights as they server no purpose on a planted tank. My kids have some glo fish in there that really pop under the blue light so was keeping it for them since they like it.
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Since no one replied with suggestions on hanging two fixtures together..
thought I'd take a leap and do it up tonight.



more info here in my journal:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...06#post4696906
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