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Ray 2 height-adjustable legs?

Just received 24" DS - I like it much much better then the DD model. Looks like this one is a keeper. The power cord is still too short. PLEASE add another 2-3'...

The light is now over a 60P that has some surface trailing plants. They do not seem to get much light. Are there any height-adjustable legs? I'm just looking to raise it off by ~2" to get more light spread on the surface.

Otherwise, this is my first LED and Finnex did it.
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Just received 24" DS - I like it much much better then the DD model. Looks like this one is a keeper. The power cord is still too short. PLEASE add another 2-3'...

The light is now over a 60P that has some surface trailing plants. They do not seem to get much light. Are there any height-adjustable legs? I'm just looking to raise it off by ~2" to get more light spread on the surface.

Otherwise, this is my first LED and Finnex did it.

Kind of curious about the 7k vs 10k.. which is better for plants? I own a 7k/10k and a 7k/7k and the mix seems a bit brighter overall.

I also would love a way to adjust the height a bit. : )

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I ended up making my own glass risers to raise it up.




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Excellent. I may try this myself.
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I used pieces of bamboo to raise it myself, lol its funny how on most lights you complain that its not powerful enough, with finnex its the opposite !



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For nanos its really hard to beat the finnex leds!

I like those bamboo risers!

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Love the creativity and craftsmanship of those legs!

ATM we're still looking forward to a hanging kit but production of such a kit has continuously been pushed back due to heater soon. I'll be sure to post once they're out!


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its funny how on most lights you complain that its not powerful enough, with finnex its the opposite !
It's not that it's too much light for me - my concern is that it's too close to the surface and floating plants do not get enough light 3-6" from the light. I'm still debating if that's the light for me. So many good things going for it though.

The fixture is so light that I might be able to use Coralifes 'legs' and just use some tape to attach the fixture on top of them.

For me, 7K/10K just did not work. The 7K/7K model is just about perfect for the plants and for the visual appearance.

In any case, Finnex did an outstanding job and every timeI'm looking for something, I check them out first.

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In any case, Finnex did an outstanding job and every timeI'm looking for something, I check them out first.[/QUOTE]

I absolutely love their products as well. I have:

two 36" Ray II
one 10" Fugeray
one 12" Fugeray
one of the Energy Saving Epoch Cliplight
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Hello Finnex

I got 4 Finnex light..

Finnex should invent and distribute some fiberglass/plastic raiser !!!

It will be easy to do..
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Ray 2 height-adjustable legs?

Make your own risers w/ acrylic.
2" riser for a mini-S tank

4" riser for a 60F tank

Both made from 1/4" clear acrylic.



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I've been looking for raisers on stores but unsuccessful, I'm glad I came across your ideas, they are awesome.

Thank you so much for them, I will go make mine now.
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