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arminkropp 01-14-2013 07:07 PM

PAR data for 48" DD and DB RAY2
 
Wondering if you have these available? any charts with 2 of each side-by-side? Looking for lighting for my SW tank. Tank is 20" high.

In your opinion, for a 48" tank, would a suspended 48" RAY2 have too much "spill over" past the tank? should I just get a 36"

jbrady33 01-14-2013 08:01 PM

The PAR data for all of the Ray2/FugeRay line is in a sticky at the top of this forum

here is the Ray2 in 48"
http://i49.tinypic.com/2b7ek7.jpg
I don't think the color temp matters much. I would go with dual 6500k myself.

as for the spill over - how wide is the tank and how high are you suspending it?

arminkropp 01-14-2013 08:03 PM

Thats not for the DD or DB series. hopefully it doesnt matter much like you said. Just wanted to make sure before i buy

Tank is 48"h x 18"d x 20"h. Thinking about 6-12inches above is where I would hang it

nvladik 01-14-2013 08:58 PM

Here's correct picture for DS Ray2.

http://i48.tinypic.com/8ydq4p.jpg

jbrady33 01-14-2013 09:06 PM

thanks for the correction, grabbed the wrong image!

arminkropp 01-15-2013 02:42 AM

My gut tells me I'll be fine with these lights to start. Realistically with a 2" sand bed, and the tank isnt full to the brim, I'm looking at just under 18" of water to penetrate through. looking at a chart needed for coral growth, mushrooms, zoo's and soft corals need 50-100 PAR (bottom of tank) LPS, clams and some SPS need 100-200 PAR (top of tank).

If I decide on going SPS, I'd need more lighting but also alot more other things would have to get upgraded or installed!


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