Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: The Dirty South
FugeRay or ML-T4854
Our bare tank is a standard 55g 48x13 that is 20" deep.
I am attempting a freshwater low tech solution with relatively beginner plants, but would like to do some carpet type plants in a section of the tank.
This is the plant list I'm considering:
Pygmy chain sword
I'm pretty sure the old single tube florescent lighting (2x 22.5") isn't going to work this time around. DIY probably isn't going to meet the WAF either. And, neither will a hood that has a loud fan (if that is even an issue for this setup).
From reading the threads and advice given other posters, I would want a low-medium light ~30-40 PAR?
Honestly I have never heard of Finnex until coming here and clicking on a banner link, which typically isn't something I do to often in my line of work. Your prices are quite reasonable and further digging seems to indicate a general recommendation by the user base here.
I believe the Ray2 is to much light (if I understand correctly) for my low tech tank. So I was looking at the FugeRay or the ML-T4854. But I'm afraid the ML-T4854 may be too bright too. Would I be able to use two of the FugeRays? At 24" I'm afraid they may be to wide, or two would put out two much light. To fit smoothly on the tank top, they would need to be 22.5 - 23.25" wide.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.