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Old 03-03-2014, 07:10 PM   #16
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Should post the diy link
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:20 AM   #17
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Is it really as good as the Ray 2's? I have a Ray 2 on my tank along with a dual T-5 fixture. I want to buy another Finnex, but if this works, i'll do this!
it's equal t 2 ray II 36", but the lght separate more even to the tank. I added another 10 1W red LED. The color spectrum is amazing good.

I have been using it since last september till now.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:22 AM   #18
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Should post the diy link
I make up this diy fixture, so no link.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:40 AM   #19
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could you show off the hood sometime!
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:02 AM   #20
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How do the T5 LED strips compare to an actual T5 bulb par-wise? I'm due for new bulbs and this would be a sweet option!
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:12 PM   #21
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How do the T5 LED strips compare to an actual T5 bulb par-wise? I'm due for new bulbs and this would be a sweet option!

I don't know the par either the LED or T5 bulb. I use it for the purpose of energy save and doesn't have to worry about changing bulb.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:25 AM   #22
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look at my purple Bacopa salzmannii. you can see that the lower bottom leaves are green. new growth with EI dose make it turn to purple.

most of my plant's color pops out after I give up pps-pro dose and use EI with 50% weekly tap water change.
I use to do 30% RO water change with pps-pro. EI dose is like a migic.





I may post a thread on the DIY sub-forum for how to build the LED fixture if I am not too lazy. LOL

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Nice set-up, great looking plants.

Hope you post that DIY thread..
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:49 AM   #24
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Looks Great

Are these the bulbs that fit into a t5/t8 fixture.

You just need to Take out the Ballasts and Starter or bypass them and run directly into 110v/120v??
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:02 AM   #25
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look at my purple Bacopa salzmannii. you can see that the lower bottom leaves are green. new growth with EI dose make it turn to purple.

most of my plant's color pops out after I give up pps-pro dose and use EI with 50% weekly tap water change.
I use to do 30% RO water change with pps-pro. EI dose is like a migic.





I may post a thread on the DIY sub-forum for how to build the LED fixture if I am not too lazy. LOL
If you really took the pain to select that text and increase the size and change the color, I am very sure you'd write that DIY thing pretty soon

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Looks good!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:50 AM   #27
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look at my purple Bacopa salzmannii. you can see that the lower bottom leaves are green. new growth with EI dose make it turn to purple.

most of my plant's color pops out after I give up pps-pro dose and use EI with 50% weekly tap water change.
I use to do 30% RO water change with pps-pro. EI dose is like a migic.





I may post a thread on the DIY sub-forum for how to build the LED fixture if I am not too lazy. LOL
Make sure to stay up with good CO2 and current.
Nice color on the LED Lighting for these 2 species.

I'm sure better color development is possible with different Red LED's mixed together with a few whites and blues mixed in for balance. Basically a 3:1 ratio, red to blue and then anything else to make the lighting not look so hideous.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:31 AM   #28
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it's equal t 2 ray II 36", but the lght separate more even to the tank. I added another 10 1W red LED. The color spectrum is amazing good.

I have been using it since last september till now.
Thanks! I'll have to order a couple of them then.....
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:29 PM   #29
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Nice tank and fantastic DIY LED. I'll keep an eye out for your DIY Thread
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