|02-08-2013 08:52 PM|
keep in mind that i'm not trying to grow anything high demanding.
i use flourish tabs and this light and that is it. very low maint.
but the growth i have seen in this short period has been on plants that are at the edge of the 40b. so the par at that point is good enough for them, and good enough for me.lol
|02-08-2013 04:56 AM|
|Mumford||And the plants on the darker areas are just fine growth wise? Looks pretty bright!|
|02-08-2013 02:17 AM|
depending the bulb/fixture/duration of light per day, the general rule of thumb seems to be 1year - 18months is when you need to replace the bulbs.
some people wait until random algae starts to grow when everything was going well until then (hence my purchase of this fixture...i was one of those people.lol)
everything seems to love the light, its not over powering anything. if i got the ray 2, then that would be some serious power/brightness.
fish are happy, and plants are happy.
i'm only rocking amazon swords, wisteria and an ozelot sword.
a t5ho set up will provide visually brighter set up b/c of the much wider spread.
but this led is more focused light and therefore cause some darker shades near the upper edges of the tank.
|02-08-2013 02:13 AM|
How often do T5's get replaced?
And yeah that does look bringt. Is anything in there not liking the light?
|02-08-2013 02:10 AM|
|Mumford||Speaking of aquatraders here's a 4 bulb t5: http://www.aquatraders.com/36-inch-4...re-p/52324.htm|
|02-08-2013 01:54 AM|
I agree, they are awesome for the width!
but the finnex are built with a 120deg optical angle, so it provides sufficient spread for our 18inch depth.
I was about to get a new t5ho fixture because my original ones were only 2ft long, rather than the full 3ft of the tank.
but after 1 year of ownership on a t5ho fixture, getting new bulbs when the original ones go bad=the price of this finnex. so as long as I keep my tank running that long, then i've saved money (+savings with it being led's on energy)
Here are the pictures as promised:
i'm tearing this down in a month to use what i was designing in the other thread...so its a plain jane tank until then.
|02-08-2013 12:06 AM|
|metallicanick78||I have the 2 bulb fixture from aquatraders.com on all 4 of my 40b. Works great, especially for the price. But I wish it was a wider fixture. 40B is super wide, and thats why we all have them! But makes me wish I had 2 fixtures to space out front/back. Although my stems in back grow fine and my HC up front is doing fine aswell so I cant complain too much.|
|02-07-2013 11:32 PM|
Thanks, i'll get some angle shots/side to side to show the spread a bit better.
i wish i could show the blue (moonlights), but camera's don't pick up on the true color/display.
|02-07-2013 10:30 PM|
40 gallon breeder light
Really like the color. ^^
|02-07-2013 09:06 PM|
understand that one, 110bucks isn't something to risk!
but you are in luck. i checked my phone and had a picture of the current tank.
i can snap other angles if you'd like. but this is front on.
|02-07-2013 08:53 PM|
If the pics aren't to much work I'd love to take a look.
It'd be silly to go through all this work and then have the light be awful :P
|02-07-2013 08:46 PM|
I have it running on my other tank that is up and running with water. and can take pictures and post here tonight.
the pictures on that other thread are on the next 40b i'm setting up.
but par values for the fugeray are posted somewhere within this forum-should be at about medium light.
I've had these lights on my (failing) planted tank for 2 weeks now, and am getting new green growth for the baby sword's. (they were fading away prior) they are growing both directly under the fixture, and at the edges of the tank. so it is providing sufficient light.
|02-07-2013 08:39 PM|
That's why I'm worried about LEDs, I don't want a second fixture.
|02-07-2013 08:19 PM|
For anyone curious about the finnex fugeray on the 40b
check out the little thread I created w/ pictures.
if you all want/need more pictures i can snap them and upload them
|02-07-2013 07:59 PM|
|Bear Sage||In the same boat as both of you. I did pull the trigger on a truelumen 8000k strip i found, at a good deal. From the looks of it I'll need to purchase a second strip to get a solid "medium" lighting. Was even considering pairing with a T5 fixture or a Ray 2.|
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