Which LED light system for 40 breeder?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Lighting


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
Soup12
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Soup12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (65/99%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 845
Default Which LED light system for 40 breeder?

making 2 planted 40 breeders. Low tech plants primarily, maybe some xmas moss and red ludwigia (i wont keep if it becomes hard to keep)

Should i go with the finnex ray 2 high output 36" or with the Finnex FugeRay: Ultra Slim LED +Moonlights?


thanks
Soup12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
TexasCichlid
Surrounded by Blyxa
 
TexasCichlid's Avatar
 
PTrader: (27/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,504
Default

If not using any CO2, get the Fugeray.
TexasCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
Soup12
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Soup12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (65/99%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 845
Default

even if I have alot of floater plants?


1 breeder will be heavily planted- like almost entire tank. lots of floater plants


1 breeder will be iwagami setup (mainly grass and moss) with some floaters (salvinia)
Soup12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
Razorworm
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Razorworm's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hawthorn Woods IL
Posts: 675
Default

I have a 40 set up w/dirt. Plants, misc cryps, ludwigia rep., compact swords, some vals, java fern, and some other stuff I cant remember. I put a Ray2 on top and started seening some hair algae. Moved it about 5" up and everything is doing great. No, I dont have rapid growth, just normal healthy growth. The ludwigia have kept their red coloration as well. I also have a Fuge ray on a similarly set up 20 b with the same results. I LOVE these lights.
Razorworm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
Soup12
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Soup12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (65/99%)
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 845
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Razorworm View Post
I have a 40 set up w/dirt. Plants, misc cryps, ludwigia rep., compact swords, some vals, java fern, and some other stuff I cant remember. I put a Ray2 on top and started seening some hair algae. Moved it about 5" up and everything is doing great. No, I dont have rapid growth, just normal healthy growth. The ludwigia have kept their red coloration as well. I also have a Fuge ray on a similarly set up 20 b with the same results. I LOVE these lights.
the 40 breeder (when it wasnt lifted 5") did it have floater plants (will block some light), ottos/pleco, or amano shrimp?
Soup12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
Razorworm
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Razorworm's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hawthorn Woods IL
Posts: 675
Default

no floaters. yes otos and amanos
Razorworm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 02:54 PM   #7
Amy9
Algae Grower
 
Amy9's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: western nc
Posts: 91
Send a message via Yahoo to Amy9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Razorworm View Post
I have a 40 set up w/dirt. Plants, misc cryps, ludwigia rep., compact swords, some vals, java fern, and some other stuff I cant remember. I put a Ray2 on top and started seening some hair algae. Moved it about 5" up and everything is doing great. No, I dont have rapid growth, just normal healthy growth. The ludwigia have kept their red coloration as well. I also have a Fuge ray on a similarly set up 20 b with the same results. I LOVE these lights.
I have the the Finnex FugeRay and I love it too! I also have many of the same plants you do. I've not had any algae issues though. Mine is mounted on the legs that came with it. I don't use a top so I'm getting full intensity. Great light.

Last edited by Amy9; 11-19-2012 at 07:10 PM.. Reason: misread the type of fixture
Amy9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
mobruler78
Algae Grower
 
mobruler78's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 45
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amy9 View Post
I have the the Finnex FugeRay and I love it too! I also have many of the same plants you do. I've not had any algae issues though. Mine is mounted on the legs that came with it. I don't use a top so I'm getting full intensity. Great light.
What size tank do you have? Looking at getting the FugeRay for my nano
mobruler78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012