24" Ray II on a 37g
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 08-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
tiggity
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 472
Default

24" Ray II on a 37g


Would this fixture (24" Ray II) be too much on a 37g tank? I really like how compact it is. The tank dimensions are 30" x 12" x 22" and my substrate is about 2 1/2" to 3" deep.

My light currently is a Coralife 2T5NO and a 30" T8 strip light that came with the tank.

I'm aiming for medium lighting as I am not running pressurized CO2 and 1/3 EI dosing.

Here's the tank with the current lighting minus the T8 strip light:

__________________
40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120
tiggity is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
NWA-Planted
Planted Tank Guru
 
NWA-Planted's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bentonville, AR
Posts: 3,365
Default

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=160396

Check this thread they have some par values for them.

cause your tank is so high it might work very well

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Sump Pimp #8
RAOK Clubber #28
NWA-Planted is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
tiggity
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NWA-Planted View Post
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=160396

Check this thread they have some par values for them.

cause your tank is so high it might work very well

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
Thanks NWA,

I've been reading that thread and it looks like I'm on target (30-80 PAR) for my lighting needs but wanted to be sure that this one fixture would be enough.
__________________
40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120
tiggity is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
NWA-Planted
Planted Tank Guru
 
NWA-Planted's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bentonville, AR
Posts: 3,365
Default

Assuming par values are accurate you should be golden.

I just ordered an original fugeray for my desk pretty excited to get it in

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Sump Pimp #8
RAOK Clubber #28
NWA-Planted is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
tiggity
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NWA-Planted View Post
Assuming par values are accurate you should be golden.

I just ordered an original fugeray for my desk pretty excited to get it in

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
Do you happen to know if the legs slide out? I have a glass lid that it could stand on, but it would be nicer if I cans slide it out to the tank edge.

Thanks!
__________________
40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120
tiggity is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2012, 04:13 PM   #6
sc91006
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SGV, CA
Posts: 171
Default

If it is like the Ray2 it should slide out, that is what I have.
sc91006 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2012, 04:15 PM   #7
NWA-Planted
Planted Tank Guru
 
NWA-Planted's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bentonville, AR
Posts: 3,365
Default

I was actually wondering the same thing.

Lowe would know

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Sump Pimp #8
RAOK Clubber #28
NWA-Planted is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #8
tiggity
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sc91006 View Post
If it is like the Ray2 it should slide out, that is what I have.
__________________
40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120
tiggity is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
syzygy9
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 198
Default

I ordered this light for my 38Bow (almost the same dims as yours), but I will be injecting CO2.
It should arrive tomorrow...can't wait to fire it up and see the light.

BTW...your plants look great.
syzygy9 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #10
NWA-Planted
Planted Tank Guru
 
NWA-Planted's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bentonville, AR
Posts: 3,365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sc91006 View Post
If it is like the Ray2 it should slide out, that is what I have.
argh, that post ninjad me!

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Sump Pimp #8
RAOK Clubber #28
NWA-Planted is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-30-2012, 12:36 PM   #11
tiggity
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by syzygy9 View Post
I ordered this light for my 38Bow (almost the same dims as yours), but I will be injecting CO2.
It should arrive tomorrow...can't wait to fire it up and see the light.

BTW...your plants look great.

Thank you syzygy9! If you don't mind, can you post pics?

Thanks!
__________________
40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120
tiggity is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-30-2012, 01:19 PM   #12
syzygy9
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 198
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggity View Post
Thank you syzygy9! If you don't mind, can you post pics?

Thanks!
You want pics of just the light or of it on the tank? I ask because I'm spending the long weekend tearing down the tank and then rebuilding it with all new stuff (including this light) so tank shots would probably be Monday.
syzygy9 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-30-2012, 02:49 PM   #13
tiggity
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by syzygy9 View Post
You want pics of just the light or of it on the tank? I ask because I'm spending the long weekend tearing down the tank and then rebuilding it with all new stuff (including this light) so tank shots would probably be Monday.

After your rebuild. Good luck!
__________________
40B Dirt | Aqueon Evolve 8 Dirt | Fraternity of Dirt #120
tiggity is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #14
Lowe
Finnex
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 606
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiggity View Post
Would this fixture (24" Ray II) be too much on a 37g tank? I really like how compact it is. The tank dimensions are 30" x 12" x 22" and my substrate is about 2 1/2" to 3" deep.
Hey there. I appreciate our fellow users helping him out in my absence!

To address your query, you're probably looking at good medium light for your application. The FugeRay may be a bit on the low light side and I'd hate to risk your plants because of it. Saying that you had 2xT5 and a T8 would lead me to believe the Ray II would be more ideal than the FugeRay
__________________

Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #15
syzygy9
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 198
Default

It just came and is even smaller than I imagined. It's very nice looking, but I will likely either paint the gray end caps black or machine new ones from aluminum and send them along the next time I have to get something black anodized.

The legs do slide out to adjust, but not a huge amount. The fixture itself is 23 5/8" long and the legs look like they could extend out to maybe a max tank width of 26". This doesn't matter to me as I'm just setting it on my glass top.

The light color seems great...I'm not perceiving any yellow (I got the 7K/7K version). The light spread for each LED is also very impressive. I put my hand directly against the splash guard to block the light from numerous LEDs and expected it would create a giant shadow on the floor....nope. There was a vague dimming affect on one side, but I had to look for it.

Sorry for turning your thread into an improptu review...I'll try to post some pics in a few days.
syzygy9 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 02:42 AM.


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