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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-02-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Monster Ray...

1st let me say I love your lights...I have 4 of them...
Whats the new monster ray look like on a planted tank?

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Ps, please think about duel plugs for moon/day lights...
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 07:59 PM
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i was also wondering about the monster ray. is it suitable for planted tanks?
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 08:58 PM
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Hey guys. The light was not developed with plants in mind so I'm not sure about how plants will fair as I do not have much data on it's actual light output. I will try to get a picture of it on a tank for you guys to see shortly. Bare with me!
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just a guess - but I don't think the green LEDs would work out on a planted tank very well. Green light on a green plant would make the plant look pale, right? Would be happy to be proven wrong
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Re: Monster Ray...

The human eye response is mainly in the green range so it makes the tank look better to a person.

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I would like to see picks too. If it dose make the plants and fish stand out better, it may be nice to use with the ray 2. Looking forward to the picks. The one of the flowerhorn looks to good to be true

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Got the light last week, will try to post pics later.
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No good.... got the light on this Monday. Just got back home and find out it's flicker !
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hopefully the par info etc. will be released soon. it's between this and the fugeray 36" for me....just waiting.waiting to put up my 40b. wanna get the light first.
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Re: Monster Ray...

I just want to see what it does to bring out color. If it has red blue and green LEDs it will have some effect on par, I'm guessing very little. But if teamed up with another ray it may look and work well.

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These were originally developed for fish only by one of my associates who is in love with arowanas and various cichlids. It never dawned on us on using the units on planted tanks. I'll get some quick numbers for you now.
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Here are some quick numbers for you on a 48" MonsterRAY.

Inches directly below unit : PAR

3" : 130
6" : 85
9" : 58
12" : 40
15" : 30
18" : 25

Being that these are ony RED, Green, and Blue LEDs, I found the decrease ratio in PAR in relation to depth very interesting.
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Re: Monster Ray...

Thanks Lowe I bet my German blue rams would look great under that light. Many planted tank peeps keep gbrs and various tetras that should look good to, not to mention the lights may make the colors in the plants pop. I know marinelands plant led uses RGB LEDs. Thanks for the par data. I, and I'm sure many others would be interested in a few pics of a tank with it on. I wonder if the ray2 would wash out the monster ray if paired.

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I'm thinking one of these paired with a Fugeray would be a great setup Any plans for shorter versions?
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I'm thinking one of these paired with a Fugeray would be a great setup Any plans for shorter versions?
Sorry, 24" is the shortest atm

Here's a Finnex MonsterRAY on one of our users (swkais3) tank making the colors strike. He's got a beautiful Kamfa. We're both having troubles getting photos/vids of the actual color it produces. His video is showing more blue than it should. Ours is showing more red.

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