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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by l8nite View Post
How deep is your tank? I had a 24" Finnex Ray2 DS on my 29G (~16" to substrate) and I measured approximately 65 PAR at the substrate with the light right on top of the tank.

Those things are built like tanks too. I must have dropped it from the top of the tank onto my tile floors 6 times or so, and it never skipped a beat.
It's a 30breeder, so 18 inches deep or so. About 16 to the substrate.

Do you think 65 PAR will be enough to really bring out the reds in my plants?

I was contemplating getting a couple of those LED floodlights instead. Perhaps 2 20w and put them about 8 inches over the tank.
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