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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by fr0sty View Post
There probably are cheaper options out there, but I got the fugeray for my tank and I love it!

Mine's low-tech-ish... I am dosing some flourish excel daily and micros 3x a week until the plants grow out a bit, but other than that, pretty low-tech.

That looks great brighter than I had thought , hmmmm might opt for it after all.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 12:36 PM
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You won't be losing light...? I have several of the fixtures. While they're probably more expensive than you need for this project (they're not my favorite fixtures - but they're convenient), you definitely wouldn't be losing any light because there are a few extra blue LEDs attached. If you don't want to use them, don't flip the blue switch on.

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What I should have said is that I did not like that I would lose light due to blue leds which I would never use.

I wonder why they dont make them without blue .
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Originally Posted by Lia View Post
What I should have said is that I did not like that I would lose light due to blue leds which I would never use.

I wonder why they dont make them without blue .
They do, the Ray II DS http://www.aquavibrant.com/finnex-ra...ual-7000k.html

It is said to have much more light than FugeRay, for 30", it uses 5w more. I'm looking into these two models myself for 20G/L.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 03:42 PM
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i have a 30in t5no on my 20l. i have to admit for plants its the best growing tank of my 6. i just borrowed a PAR meter yesterday and plan on doing some testing with it today. anyway. i know t5 is not as flashy and awesome sounding as LED but don't count it out yet.


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Randy, I've had the light for about 2 months now. I did have some algae in the beginning while the plants were getting situated, but no algae problems anymore (but it could be because I have lots of ramshorns...but I purposely want lots for when I get pea puffers).

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Hi, Fr0sty, how long have you had that light on the tank? Any issue with algae? I'm thinking to get some for my 20G/Ls, but not sure to get FugeRay or the DS II. (for 24" long ones, only 5 w difference)
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