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post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Acen View Post
Yep i have 2 Home Depot floods at 5k cool white rated at 1200 lumens and 110 watts comparable.
The lights are over my 13 Gallon shallow and have proven to be WAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY TTTOOOOOOOO bright, I have been slowly raising the lights over the past few months and have now maxed out at above 3ft over substrate.

The vertict is still out but im now considering buying a Finnex Ray 2. The lights do grow plants well, im growing UG, HC, Glosso and Even L. Shaeracarpa is doing well but i regret buying the higher lumens after realizing that for the cost at $39.00 each plus 2 pendents (From Ikea) totaling $95.00 i could have just bought a Ray 2 or competitor light and maybe had a bit more control over the light range. but overall this is a considerable option..

here is a pix of my setup.


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Wow how nice. Reminds me of the Amano type tanks in TFH.
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