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whiteblaze 27 01-20-2013 04:42 PM

Looking for a new hi tech light
 
Hey I am looking for a nice new light to put on my 25 gal 24 inch long 19 inch high tank I am leaning toward led if they even grow light right now I have this entire kit for my tank http://m.petsmart.com/mt/www.petsmar...ductId=3623645 I know I can get a better light than this for my plants

Hoppy 01-20-2013 05:15 PM

A finnex Ray2, 24 inch long light would be a good choice. See http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=189944

whiteblaze 27 01-20-2013 08:37 PM

I have heard a lot of good things about this light and it looks nice this probably the one I'm gonna get

DemonUnleashed 01-20-2013 11:54 PM

I have the same tank and received the 24 inch Ray 2 fixture about two weeks ago. Seems to be a good combo so far.

whiteblaze 27 01-21-2013 12:19 AM

So u like it better than the stock t5s?

DemonUnleashed 01-21-2013 01:03 AM

It's definitely brighter. I've had the tank setup for about 6 months with the stock T5 fixture. I haven't had the Ray 2 long enough to give a full review on the growth of my plants. I did have a custom glass top made because if you center the light on the tank it sits over the hinge blocking a good portion of the light.

whiteblaze 27 01-21-2013 02:00 AM

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Originally Posted by DemonUnleashed (Post 2299609)
It's definitely brighter. I've had the tank setup for about 6 months with the stock T5 fixture. I haven't had the Ray 2 long enough to give a full review on the growth of my plants. I did have a custom glass top made because if you center the light on the tank it sits over the hinge blocking a good portion of the light.

Did u just make ur own glass top

DemonUnleashed 01-21-2013 02:15 AM

Yeah I did. I used the hinge that came with the stock top and bought a new handle from a lfs. I'm using a fluval 206 and wasn't to fond of the back plastic piece so I made it all glass and notched the corners for the intake and outflow pipes. I put a half inch radius in the corner of the notches to reduce the chance of breakage.

DemonUnleashed 01-21-2013 02:19 AM

You probably can use the top that it came with. I just get picky with the small details.

whiteblaze 27 01-21-2013 02:44 AM

would it be fine for the lights if i didnt have a cover?

DemonUnleashed 01-21-2013 02:51 AM

The lights come with a splash guard. I use the top to reduce evaporation.

whiteblaze 27 01-21-2013 02:54 AM

k thanks that is what i was wondering cause i dont mind putting water in when it gets low cause of evaporation


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