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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-04-2015, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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40 Breeder, running 2 lights

I have a Finnex 24/7 that works great, but I'm moving into CO2 again and I want to add another light for better front to back coverage. I'm thinking about getting a Current USA Satellite LED Plus to add for front to back coverage. I also like the idea of ramping the light up and down in the morning and evening.

Any opinions on how this would be for lighting?

I'm thinking about running the Satellite plus at full power and the 24/7 around 80%.
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Personally, I would just raise the 24/7 up off the tank first before you buy another light. Raising it a couple inches made a huge difference as far as coverage goes on my 40b. Just a thought.

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Ya, I've thought about that but I'm running glass tops. What did you use to raise it?


I'm thinking about adding a Finnex Stingray to the back maybe. My stems already lean forward, I think because the light level is low towards the back.
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I had glass tops at one time as well, raising the fixture caused some really nasty glare so I had to go topless. I built my stand with a conduit hanger in the back. It's actually really convenient and I think it looks pretty sleek. Although, my light is a ray2, not a 24/7. Not sure if there would be a big difference in output between the 2.

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I don't want to do the topless thing here. I was replacing a gallon of water every other day, it got old. We will see. I'm thinking about getting the Fugeray, Stingray or maybe the Current Satellite plus. Possibly even another 24/7.
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Yeah I understand that, I'm losing about that much everyday as well. Definitely adds more work.

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