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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Finnex LED and a 72 gallon bowfront

I have been looking at 48" T5 HO lighting for my 72 gallon bow front tank. The tank is 23" deep. I am wanting to go medium to low light with plants. So can someone help me understand just how many Finnex Ray II Ultra Slim LED DS - Dual 7000k lights I would need?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 04:00 PM
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Hey Kevin. Is your 72 bow 4 feet?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Kevin. Is your 72 bow 4 feet?
The tank is 48" L x 23" D x 18" W ( At its widest point)
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I'm running one of these on my 72 and I LOVE IT!

I'm getting a PAR of around 50 to 60 at the substrate. It's not high light, but I wouldn't want to run that much light without CO2!

I say do it, you will love it too!
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I'm running one of these on my 72 and I LOVE IT!

I'm getting a PAR of around 50 to 60 at the substrate. It's not high light, but I wouldn't want to run that much light without CO2!

I say do it, you will love it too!
I would listen to this man right here!

Only one unit would be needed. Pending what you plan on stocking your tank with, I would even suggest the FugeRay if you're looking for lower level lighting.
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Plus your tank should be more like 19 to 21 inches deep with your substrate.
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