This seriously sounds great! I would be willing to pay more for a higher quality light like this. The slim stylish size was only a minor selling point for me. In fact, I would actually rather have the light be wider.
The Ray 2 emits light from a very narrow center strip, and this causes taller plants to cast shadows over the front and back of the tank, and also causes my stem plants to all grow toward the middle of the tank.
If you need to make it bigger, wider would actually be an improvement in my book. If it was several inches wider (even up to 6") and the lights were spread out more across it, I'd prefer it.
I wouldn't want thicker, but also wouldn't not buy the light because of it.
While I do like the slimness of the Ray II, something wider would also be nice. I would have no problem with something as wide as 6" if you needed to make it so. I really do like the minimal height of the Ray II, so if you could keep the new light flat, that would be awesome. Flat and wide, the way to go!
Count me in! Just received my very first Finnex product this week and I've been receiving non-stop compliments. My plants were dying, so I decided to try the 24" Fugerays. Hopefully this will help the growth of my plants.
Here's a photo of my low-tech tank on it's first week with the Fugeray:
I love my Finnex LED's!! I have them on all my tanks. I own a 48" Monster Ray (my favorite!!) a 48" Fuge Ray and two 24" Finnex Ray 2. I can't wait till the Planted comes out!! Please add me to the clubs member list!! Thanks!!