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mizzoutank 01-28-2013 10:20 PM

40 Breeder w/ Finnex-finally some judgement
 
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Finally caved in and ordered the 36inch Finnex Fugeray.

Not sure if this is the appropriate place for a review/pics-but ive seen numerous posts on the concern w/ the 40b's depth, as well as other tanks that share this deep dimension on a tank.

1: Great build on this light
2: Beyond easy to set up-basically plug and play
3: Night lights (blue LED's are superb)
4: Shimmer is awesome.
5: The spread is impressive for such a narrow fixture.

Here are the pictures to justify my review (yes, i know on the last picture i'm rocking way to deep of substrate...i'm just playing with the design currently)

I can't tell if they are not as bright as my t5ho's, or provide just a cleaner/crisp/focused light that takes some adjustment....this is my first go with LED's. so feel free to criticize all you want-i'm open for the feedback.

blink 01-29-2013 06:09 AM

That has great front to back coverage, looks like it'll really do well for you.

lullafishi 01-29-2013 02:23 PM

YESSSSSSS. THANK YOU. I've been waffling on buying this fixture for my 40b.

Is your 40b the standard petco 40b or a different type, and can you provide any insight on how well the legs fit the rim? I've heard some people say the inner leg fits the rim and others say it's just short of fitting.

I'm no where near experienced enough to tell if it provides great front-to-back coverage, so I'm looking forward to hearing what you think and what others say!

Rob in Puyallup 01-29-2013 02:35 PM

Re: 40 Breeder w/ Finnex-finally some judgement
 
Is there water in the tank?

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mizzoutank 01-29-2013 05:40 PM

No water in this 40b (shown with pictures)
I can fill it up, but the tank is on the floor and a pain to drain.

I have it on my other 40b that is up and running, so I can post pictures later. (be warned-it's a failing planted tank...so be nice. lol)

and this is the standard 40b set up. purchased the tank from petco.
36x18x16

You are correct, the fixture itself is like 35 inches, but the legs can extend at least 2 inches each. so it wasn't an issue getting it on the tank.
but the legs themselves attach perfectly to the rim of the tank.

lullafishi 01-29-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by mizzoutank (Post 2387866)
You are correct, the fixture itself is like 35 inches, but the legs can extend at least 2 inches each. so it wasn't an issue getting it on the tank. but the legs themselves attach perfectly to the rim of the tank.

Thanks for confirming! I knew the legs were extendable to a degree, but I was more unsure if the detachable(?) inner leg "flap" would fit over the rim itself so that you can use the screws.

mizzoutank 01-29-2013 06:07 PM

Not a problem

they fit so well, you don't really need to screw them on. there is maybe 1/8inch gap once it is resting on the tank.

I can snap pictures if you'd like

lullafishi 02-15-2013 04:03 PM

Just wanted to add for anyone else who may be reading/considering... I got my 36" Finnex Fugeray in the mail today and it also fits perfectly on my Petco 40b. :)

MikeyMizz 02-28-2013 10:23 PM

yeah 40 gallon breeder brats! love it....think i'm going to pick up this light for mine.

do you have an aquarium cover that you're going to put on? i have one, but not sure if i should use it...

mizzoutank 03-01-2013 03:33 AM

I have a glass top.

If you are using the light for viewing purposes only, then the glass top is okay. not preferred.

if you have plants, i wouldn't recommend the glass top.

there is a much bigger difference than expected with using the top and not. I'm using the top due to evap issues, but once I put this light up on the next tank, i won't use it.

MikeyMizz 03-01-2013 04:08 AM

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Originally Posted by mizzoutank (Post 2686178)
I have a glass top.

If you are using the light for viewing purposes only, then the glass top is okay. not preferred.

if you have plants, i wouldn't recommend the glass top.

there is a much bigger difference than expected with using the top and not. I'm using the top due to evap issues, but once I put this light up on the next tank, i won't use it.

sweet! thanks for the input!


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