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Old 11-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Question Migration from Coralife to Finnex Ray II

Currently I have this light on my 75G tank.
Coralife 48" Compact Flourescent

Is the migration to a Finnex Ray II a good upgrade with equivalent or better light?

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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Currently I have this light on my 75G tank.
Coralife 48" Compact Flourescent

Is the migration to a Finnex Ray II a good upgrade with equivalent or better light?

Thanks!
It is that light but with the 6700K bulbs on it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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Based on the PAR charts posted on this forum...

Finnex Ray II is 70 PAR (at 20")

My PC is unknown... it is a 48" 4x 65.
I am guessing it is somewhere in the 40-60 PAR range (at 20")

Seems like trading the bulb replacements as well as reducing my wattage from 260 to 39 is a great savings. The new fixture would pay for itself in less than 1 year!

I would love to switch as long as it will support my plants.

Am I totally off base here?
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:14 AM   #4
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Is this the unit your intending to get?

http://www.finnex.net/index.php?page...hk=1&Itemid=61

If not post a link please for people to further investigate.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:19 AM   #5
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Is this the unit your intending to get?

http://www.finnex.net/index.php?page...hk=1&Itemid=61

If not post a link please for people to further investigate.
Yep, I was planning on getting a 48" Dual 7,000K fixture.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:45 AM   #6
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Ok
Looks pretty good and your upping the Par some also. So it boils down to what plants you have in the tank and are planning to get in the future.

Search for light levels here at TPT to find what your species would like, and if they will be good with the new light type, but I think you'll be good for most plants that don't require Extremely higher than normal lighting.

Plan around 6-8 hours on time to start then up to 10-12 after a few weeks giving plants time to adjust to brighter condition. Watch for algae growth throughout also since they seem to be attracted to "different" conditions.

Co2? Ferts?

Any Pics?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:13 AM   #7
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The lights are off for the night but I will take some better shots with my DSLR tomorrow.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:20 AM   #8
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I find using a stiff brush(small kitchen type) on the BBA helps to keep it under control somewhat. requires more work that way but if I keep the main stuff gone it just eventually does not come back. use green Brillo type pads on leaves to rid there.

Maybe some top cover plants? water sprite can help until BBA is gone, and it grows fast pretty easy to come by, someone here might even just give you some for shipping if you can't find it local.

Really nice setup! Hope it continues to do well.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:24 AM   #9
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Thanks!

I want to add some tall background plants, thinking either Water Sprite or Cabomba.

I also wanted to add in either Eleocharis or a Micro Sword.

I might be re-arranging my hardscape to better suit the potential takeover of the grass.

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One question on that, would the loaches get upset with a grass covering of the gravel?
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I want to add some tall background plants, thinking either Water Sprite or Cabomba. Think about your temp of water? WS is fine for almost all temps but I have bad kharma with Cabomba and anything over 75. M.O.P.E.

I also wanted to add in either Eleocharis or a Micro Sword. why not both?

I might be re-arranging my hardscape to better suit the potential takeover of the grass.

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One question on that, would the loaches get upset with a grass covering of the gravel?I see a Chinese Algae eater, what type of loaches are in there?
Hardscape looks fine unless you have something really different about it for your taste in mind.
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Complete List of Livestock
7x Clown Loachs
1x Chinese Algae Eater
3x Angelfish
2x Cardinal
1x Gold Bard
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