PAR for 36" & 48" RAY II DS
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 07-20-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
Lowe
Finnex
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 637
Default

PAR for 36" & 48" RAY II DS


Here's the PAR data for the 36 and 48 inch Finnex Ray II DS fixtures. PAR data taken through open air.









48" Finnex RAY II DS on a 120 Gallon - All light is from the fixture.
__________________

Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
odie
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
odie's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: rochester,mn
Posts: 373
Default

Thanx for sharing!! Looks good but why no 10k with 7k on the 48'''s??. I thought that is what most were looking for. Also no dimmer??

I would be all over this but I dont think I want to have just a narrow band. I like some 10k as I believe many do.
__________________
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...5-gal-mts.html

Odie's Planted Playland 75gallon Crypt heavy

odie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
Lowe
Finnex
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 637
Default

Hi Odie. While the 10ks averaged a bit higher PAR, our consumers were requesting a fixture with a less blue tint. The 7ks gave better aesthetics to their tanks while not sacrificing the fixtures high light output.

As for a dimmer, we currently have the capability for one and actually have a tester model in it's trial period. The only concern is it's price point and economically producing these units without sacrificing any quality is something we're trying to work out.
__________________

Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #4
dicuslover777
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 6
Default

do you think that one 48" fixture will be enough for medium light on a 26" deep 120 gallon (60" long, 18" wide, 26" tall)
dicuslover777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #5
Lowe
Finnex
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 637
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dicuslover777 View Post
do you think that one 48" fixture will be enough for medium light on a 26" deep 120 gallon (60" long, 18" wide, 26" tall)
With substrate most of the aquarium should be getting medium light. Please note the PAR collected is out of water so that is something to account for. You'd probably be looking at low-medium lighting since your tank is so deep and it's a 5 foot tank.
__________________

Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 09:48 PM   #6
dicuslover777
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 6
Default

what could I grow with two to fixtures
dicuslover777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 02:53 PM   #7
Lowe
Finnex
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 637
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dicuslover777 View Post
what could I grow with two to fixtures
What other equip will be running?
__________________

Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #8
dicuslover777
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 6
Default

Just the lights, no co2, Just lights, filter, and heaters.
dicuslover777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #9
Lowe
Finnex
 
Lowe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 637
Default

I'd feel safe putting medium light plants throughout the aquarium.
__________________

Lowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #10
Aquinoobie16
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Colonial Heights, VA
Posts: 80
Default

what about the 36" on a 20" deep 38 gallon aquarium im going for high light with CO2 and fertz
Aquinoobie16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #11
IWANNAGOFAST
I see LEDs
 
IWANNAGOFAST's Avatar
 
PTrader: (33/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,864
Default

Its good to see a manufacturer on here!

I got a question Lowe, PAR seems perfect but what about the spectrum? I've noticed that on my lights that I used a single color on, the plants don't grow super well because there is a lack when it comes to the full light spectrum. I've moved to using multiple colors on my fixtures. Do these offer that?

I think what is lacking in most fixtures is the warmer spectrums, like 4500k and below
IWANNAGOFAST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #12
prp427
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 20
Default

I'm considering all options for a led fixture. If I were to purchase 4 36" ray 2 ds for a 72Lx30Wx25H what would the approximate par readings be? I plan on suspending the lights. Thanks!
prp427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #13
Razorworm
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Razorworm's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hawthorn Woods IL
Posts: 676
Default

I also have a 120 ( 60x18x24), and I am intrigued by the Finnex LEDs. Wouldnt 2-48" fixtures be way too much light without co2? how would the PAR be affected if the fixtures were say, 30-36" from the substrate? It seems to me that the single 48 is not enough light.
Razorworm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 11:29 PM   #14
sayurasem
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,558
Default

Will you guys produce any type of hanging kit or longer legs to lift up the fixture?
I would love the 36" fixture on my 12 gallon long but the par seems still super high with this shallow tank.
sayurasem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 12:39 AM   #15
UtricSeb
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Posts: 3
Default

Hi,

I am thinking about 4 x 24" Finnex II stripes for a 55" x 24" x 20" (20" tall) tank. I want enough light for having HC and Pogostemon helferii, do you think this would be enough light? I will of course use CO2.

Thanks.

Sebastian.
UtricSeb 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 12:09 PM.


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