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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used the Finnex 30inch LED Daylight?

I was thinking of using it for my 29 gallon planted tank, but I have never used LEDs before. I don't really know much about them for plants. What type of lighting with this thing give me on a 29 gallon tank? Would I be able to grow carpeting plants?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 01:20 PM
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FugeRay or Ray 2?

by Daylight I assume you mean dual 7k ray 2. I have one on my 37 gallon and along with an aqueon modular 30 inch with 3 led bulbs I am in upper medium.

I fear that 29 gallon is the inbetween for the fugeray (good for 20L) and ray2. I believe you should be in the lower part of medium light at substrate.
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I have the 30" (cut down to a 28") Fugeray on my 30gal. Pretty freaking brilliant if you ask me.

From what I have read, I should be somewhere in the middle of being considered Medium Light. A Ray 2 would easily be the high end of medium, and capable of growing anything and everything well IMHO. Although at that point I think you pretty much have no choice but to invest in a decent CO2 setup.
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I think with a Ray 2 you could diffuse it if you are getting algae, or liquid CO2 just fine.

I have a decent amount of plants and OD some metricide just fine.

I had tried the ray 2 on the edges of the tank just over the glass for a few weeks but just a couple of days ago put the legs back on to raise it a few inches.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking of going with the ray 2.

I would be using dirt substrate and diy co2. I was hoping to grow a dwarf hairgrass carpet. How well would it grow in these conditions?

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I used the 30" on my 20L and it worked like a charm. I think on a 29g you would want to go with the Ray II and diffuse it somehow if its too much light and you aren't using CO2.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Any other thoughts on this light? Would there be a better option for a 29 gallon tank for what I am trying to do?
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-06-2013, 06:05 AM
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I have 2 36 inch ray2 on my 125gallon. Great lights. I'm getting good growth on everything in the tank. Several different crypts, swords, teardrop rotilla, 3 types of moss, jungal vail. I am very happy with them.
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ray 2, get floaters if too much light and you dont want to excel/co2

thats what I do.... some floaters and some excel if i happen to feel like it
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I've got the ray2 on my 29 heavily planted and it grows just enough algae to keep my snails happy.
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