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post #436 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-10-2014, 04:24 AM
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I was thinking of that same combo either that or 2 planted+. Would you mind showing a picture of how your tanks looks with the ray2 and monsterRay
I tried taking pictures, but they are very misleading. I don't know if it's my phone or what, but the colors in the pictures do not look anything at all like in real life, and it would give you the wrong impression.

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post #437 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 01:12 AM
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Finally setup my tank with my 30'' planted plus this weekend and I am in love. I want to go into med-high light.. any suggestions on another planted plus or ray 2? My depth is 18'' from sub to light

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post #438 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 01:30 AM
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Just wanted to say I got the 36" planted+. Went on a 38 gallon. I upgraded from a very horrible super low light setup to this. My goal is a high end of low light. Already some plants have perked up but it's still a little early to tell. As far as the appearance goes I love it. Puts off a perfect viewable light. New to this plant thing so I hope all goes well.
Don't tell the cichlid forum but I'm kinda digging the planted tank.
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post #439 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 02:36 AM
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Presently I have a 4x54 watt T5HO and am considering purchasing a 48" Finnex Ray2. Question: are these lights good? Do I need 1 or 2 units to replace my fluorescent fixture?


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post #440 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-17-2014, 10:16 AM
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Well I just placed another order for a ray 2.. will be running planted plus and ray2 30''
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post #441 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-17-2014, 01:20 PM
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For anyone still considering a planted +, it's been over my 20 long for 3 months and I just have to say I'm very impressed. My plants are growing healthy and lush. The hc begins to pearl an hour after the lights come on and grows like a weed. Overall excellent fixture and at a great price.
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post #442 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-18-2014, 11:30 AM
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Cool. I need to replace a Catalina Aquarium fixture (T5HO). Two ballasts are blown and I do not know where I can find replacements. Plus, a Finnex is probably comparable in price to the ballasts anyway.


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post #443 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 03:30 AM
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Elevated Fugeray

Here's my setup. I had to raise the light because, as you can see, the algae plague. But I'm glad I did so i could play around with the riparian plants. The light is elevated on an improvised copper tubing stand I built.
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post #444 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 01:04 PM
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For anyone still considering a planted +, it's been over my 20 long for 3 months and I just have to say I'm very impressed. My plants are growing healthy and lush. The hc begins to pearl an hour after the lights come on and grows like a weed. Overall excellent fixture and at a great price.
whats your sub to light height?
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post #445 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 03:01 AM
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love my fugerays

Just started a 10gal with dhg and swords. Using a 20" planted plus with a 10" fugeray as support on the more dense side. Will be ordering more for a betta tank and a catfish tank because I have move my fat Raphael cat to a new home. Tired of him munching on my otos and rcs....
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post #446 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 05:45 AM
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29g, 30 and 20 inch planted plus

added a picture after 3 weeks of growth, the rotala and ludwigia grew all the way to the top so i just trimed it, also trying to get a carpet going there... great light for the price!
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post #447 of 542 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 04:00 PM
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Joined the Finnex club about a month ago when I purchased a 30" planted plus for my 36 gal bow front aquarium. I've still got a plain gravel substrate but I've removed all the plastic plants and having a go learning how to grow live plants (ludwigia repens and hygrophila difformis). Just bought a very nice dual stage regulator from Bettatail to go on my 20 lb co2 tank I had from my homebrewing days. Dialing in the pressurized co2 right now. Will probably make a co2 reactor at some point as I don't really like the micro bubble look and I think it would make it difficult to notice actual pearling.

Tank still looks like crap, but I plan on rebooting it in a few months with a proper substrate, hardscape, and new plants. Will post a pic at that point haha.
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post #448 of 542 (permalink) Old 05-01-2014, 06:19 PM
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29g
I also have a 29 gallon and was wondering if you went with the 30 inch or a 24 inch?
(30.187"L x 12.5"W x 18.75"H)

might be joining the club sooner than i expected...

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post #449 of 542 (permalink) Old 05-02-2014, 01:25 PM
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I did received my Ray 2 DS, for a 36" X 18" X 24" deep tank.

Ancient setup : Beamswork led fixture 10000K 2400 lumens (low light if alone).
With a Fluval Glo T5HO single (Life-Glo tube).
I was not satisfied with light, bacopa caroliniana was struggling, showing eviden signs of etiolation.

I did install the Ray 2 DS (8 hours a day) and removed the Fluval Glo for now. According to the graphics, at 24" deep, I should have 40-44 PARs at the bottom. For my eye, it is not showing that bright, but human eye is subjective. I will see how the plants react.
I hope being able to grow ludwigia repens or cabomba furcata (red plants).

About the Fluval Glo, I could use it again later and put a better tube. Life-Glo is not great for plants I think. I could put a Giesemann midday later, or an ATI tube.

The Finnex ramp is sleek, I could put 5 or 6 over my 18" wide tank, but one think i dislike is the flimsy plastic supports.

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post #450 of 542 (permalink) Old 05-04-2014, 01:48 PM
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Have 30" Ray2 on 29 gal and 12" planted + on Aqueon evolve8.
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