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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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What do DS, DB and BB mean?

Im looking at purchasing a FInnex Ray II 24" fixture for my tank but Im not sure what the DB, DS and BB mean. Can someone help me out?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 11:52 AM
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DD is what you want for freshwater (2 rows of 'daylight' white) The others are usually used for saltwater as they have high intensity actinic blue added.
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also - are you injecting Co2? how big is your tank?
The Ray2 is very powerful, have you also seen the Fugeray? Looks the same, but cheaper and lower power.
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DS - 7000k / 7000k
DD - 7000k/ 10000k
DB - 10000k / Actinic
BB - Actinic / Actinic
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Whoops! I was off a little, I guess DS or DD would be good, DS would give "richer" colors, DD would be brighter, crisp white. I would suggest the DS
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Thanks for the help. I have a 26 gallon bowfront that is 21" high. No CO2. Should I look at the Fugeray?
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Thanks for the help. I have a 26 gallon bowfront that is 21" high. No CO2. Should I look at the Fugeray?
Fugeray is actually too low since 26 bowfronts are almost 22 inches high. I would go for the rayII to have more plant options. I was going to upgrade to ray II, but now I decided just to upgrade the tank lol
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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OK, thanks. Ive pretty much decided on the RayII now to decide on DS or DD.
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