My Finnex Planted+ PAR values - Page 2
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 > Sponsors > Finnex / Schuber Wright


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #16
Lowe
Finnex
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 643
Default

This is with an APOGEE and again, this is why we have not released any official data since 1) PAR should be higher than what is shown 2) The data collected in our office is in a very amateurish environment.

__________________


Last edited by Lowe; 12-06-2013 at 07:05 PM.. Reason: pic
Lowe is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-06-2013, 07:57 PM   #17
Sake
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Sake's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: st louis missouri
Posts: 861
Default

Holy crap Lowe never ever take a pic with a cheater tape! Give me your man card.

So basically it should be a bit higher than 45 since that meter doesn't measure the red light well? Anyone know of a par meter that will read red light?
__________________
You shouldn't take life to seriously. You'll never get out alive.
Sake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2013, 02:58 PM   #18
Hoppy
Planted Tank Guru
 
Hoppy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (74/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 18,816
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sake View Post
Holy crap Lowe never ever take a pic with a cheater tape! Give me your man card.

So basically it should be a bit higher than 45 since that meter doesn't measure the red light well? Anyone know of a par meter that will read red light?
Sure, the LiCor PAR meter reads the whole PAR spectrum very well. But, do you really need accurate PAR measurements so badly that you would spend thousands of dollars to make them?
__________________
Hoppy
Hoppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #19
Razorworm
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Razorworm's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hawthorn Woods IL
Posts: 676
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hedge_fund View Post
To add:

Keep in mind that there is no water in this tank. Also, there is no gravel which would make the par higher since the sensor would be closer to light source obviously.

I purchased 3 of these lights for my 3 foot by 3 foot mostly crypt cube.
how deep is your cube?
Razorworm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #20
jbrady33
Wannabe Guru
 
jbrady33's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mt Laurel, NJ
Posts: 1,575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoppy View Post
Sure, the LiCor PAR meter reads the whole PAR spectrum very well. But, do you really need accurate PAR measurements so badly that you would spend thousands of dollars to make them?


Bingo! You already own it, fire it up and see what grows - after that the numbers don't matter
__________________
jbrady33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 02:34 PM   #21
fish h20
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Buffalo, WV
Posts: 88
Default

The first thing any manufacturer of a light aimed at planted or marine coral tanks should do is measure PAR at different depths on all the different lengths of lights they are going to offer. Finnex has done a better job of this than most and I hope they make it a priority on this light. I would think a manufacturer could make their money back plus more by offering this information. Couldn't they rent a meter or borrow one? I am sure there are plenty of people waiting on this information before they pull the trigger and buy one. I want one of these for Christmas if they can do it. Otherwise I don't. I would bet the Apogee reading is closer to being right than you think and I personally hope for 30-35 umol/s from a 48" light at 24" depth. Not all of us are looking for huge amounts of light.
fish h20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #22
jbrady33
Wannabe Guru
 
jbrady33's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mt Laurel, NJ
Posts: 1,575
Default

Well, a regular Fugeray 48" gives 34 PAR at 24" dead center according to the charts:


And the Ray2 48" gives 50 PAR at 24" (on center)


The Planted+ has to be in between there somewhere, probably closer to the Fugeray. As someone who took off a Fugeray and put on a same-length Planted + I can tell you the color is great (but not heavy handed like a monster ray) and it appears noticeable a step brighter. Not crazy Ray2 or Reef bright, just brighter.
__________________
jbrady33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #23
Aplomado
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Aplomado's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 670
Default

You you all think the Fugeray planted + would work ok with emersed riparium plants?
Aplomado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2013, 06:49 PM   #24
jbrady33
Wannabe Guru
 
jbrady33's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mt Laurel, NJ
Posts: 1,575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aplomado View Post
You you all think the Fugeray planted + would work ok with emersed riparium plants?
Sure, same as it would in an aquarium - growing power falls off with height.
__________________
jbrady33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #25
hedge_fund
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
PTrader: (96/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,386
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Razorworm View Post
how deep is your cube?
14 inches. I have 3 of the 36 inch ones going at once.

hedge_fund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 01:07 AM   #26
Cokeman
Algae Grower
 
Cokeman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 27
Default

What are the measurements on that tank?
Cokeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 02:43 AM   #27
hedge_fund
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
PTrader: (96/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,386
Default

36 x 36
Height 14

Love the shape of it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
hedge_fund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 03:09 AM   #28
Cokeman
Algae Grower
 
Cokeman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 27
Default

That is really cool. Nice tank.
Cokeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 04:23 AM   #29
goldsguy
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 25
Default

Love to know the PAR of 48" at 24"
As well




Goldsguy
120-gallon
Four Comets
goldsguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 03:36 PM   #30
goldsguy
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 25
Default

I have the 48" Marineland Aquatic Freshwater LED fixture on my 120-gallon 24" deep tank.
I have goldfish so not heavily planted, but have anubias, temple plants, java fern, crypts, amazon sword and onion plants.
I recently purchased the Finnex Planted+ 48" fixture but debating if that is sufficient PAR along with the Msrineland. Would the FugeRay2 be better?
I would like to be in the middle of the medium-light category just to have options.
I dose Excel and Florish. Also use root tabs.
What should I do??



Goldsguy
120-gallon
Four Comets
goldsguy 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 01:29 PM.


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