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Old 01-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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LED light for small high tech cube tanks (Fluval ebi)


Hello every one I have a Fluval Ebi tank right now running 2 of the stock 13w fluval lights that come with it. I want to switch over to LED but still want to keep the tank medium/high.

Does any one know of a good LED light for these types of aquariums with high PAR? I have seem some LED light for small tanks like mine but cant seem to find out any reviews of PAR values or if some one has had any good or bad experiences with them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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no one has any experiences with high tech nano tanks?
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:38 AM   #3
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Maybe take a look at one of those LED flood lights.
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Maybe take a look at one of those LED flood lights.
Thanks I'll take a look at them
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It depends on how much you want to spend. If I'm not mistaken the Fluval Ebi/Flora tank is 11.8" wide. That leaves you with a couple options:

The Finnex FugeRay comes in a 12" wide size, but at 13" depth you're only going to see about 25 PAR with one, which is definitely low light (you would be better to stick with dual Fluval power compacts). They are cheap and compact enough that you can conceivably run two or three to push you into the high light range.

You could also use a Kessil A150W, which should be around 75-80 PAR at 13" depth - that should be enough to grow high light plants and be a nice upgrade from the dual Fluval power compacts.
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It depends on how much you want to spend. If I'm not mistaken the Fluval Ebi/Flora tank is 11.8" wide. That leaves you with a couple options:

The Finnex FugeRay comes in a 12" wide size, but at 13" depth you're only going to see about 25 PAR with one, which is definitely low light (you would be better to stick with dual Fluval power compacts). They are cheap and compact enough that you can conceivably run two or three to push you into the high light range.

You could also use a Kessil A150W, which should be around 75-80 PAR at 13" depth - that should be enough to grow high light plants and be a nice upgrade from the dual Fluval power compacts.
ya the FugeRay isn't enough par for my tank and I would love to get the kessil A150w but that's just to much money for me right now since I'm going to set up a 72 discus tank soon.
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Wavepoint makes a 12" LED that I've been using on my Fluval Chi. It works well. There are 16, 1 watt led's. It mounts well on a rimless tank and I think it nice looking.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:44 PM   #8
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The Innovative Marine SkkyeLight LED clamp on light might give you enough PAR. The 8W version is ~$100. They have pretty good PAR charts that the manufacturer provides via PDF.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...3&pcatid=24473
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Wavepoint makes a 12" LED that I've been using on my Fluval Chi. It works well. There are 16, 1 watt led's. It mounts well on a rimless tank and I think it nice looking.
Thanks I am looking into it. Do you by any chance know the PAR value of the 12" 6500k? or have access to a PAR meter? Also what type of plants do you have in there is it really high light? I emailed wave point to see if they have any info on the PAR values already but wanted to know if you knew

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The Innovative Marine SkkyeLight LED clamp on light might give you enough PAR. The 8W version is ~$100. They have pretty good PAR charts that the manufacturer provides via PDF.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...3&pcatid=24473
Thanks but seems that all of their products are for saltwater. Doesn't seem like they have 6500k or 7000k.
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Seems there is a 12" Ray2 from Finnex now, from another thread:

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Thanks, AquaVibrant has a "Finnex Ray II Ultra Slim LED DB - 10000k +" at 12". That seems to be the same as the one I ordered from Amazon. Unfortunately, the product description on AquaVibrant only goes down to 16". I will try to contact Finnex and post what I hear back.

Update: I guess the light is really new. Here is what Finnex customer service said:

Hello Matthew,
That light fixture is still so new, unfortunately we don't have any
additional information yet, sorry. That is a genuine Finnex product.
I'll contact you when more information is available. Sorry for the
inconvenience.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...46#post2604946

No PAR data listed yet, but the other Ray2's are approx. double the FugeRay

PS: That link appears to be a 10k + actinic saltwater light, might want to check with Lowe here on the board for the availability of the dual 7k plant light.
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^Ditto what Mr. Jeff said

PAR should be available soon!
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Seems there is a 12" Ray2 from Finnex now, from another thread:



http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...46#post2604946

No PAR data listed yet, but the other Ray2's are approx. double the FugeRay

PS: That link appears to be a 10k + actinic saltwater light, might want to check with Lowe here on the board for the availability of the dual 7k plant light.
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^Ditto what Mr. Jeff said

PAR should be available soon!
So there is a 7000k light coming out at 12"? I'll be checking up on the PAR thread of finnex! Do you know more or less how long
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Thanks I am looking into it. Do you by any chance know the PAR value of the 12" 6500k? or have access to a PAR meter? Also what type of plants do you have in there is it really high light? I emailed wave point to see if they have any info on the PAR values already but wanted to know if you knew
I do have a par meter. held 3" below the fixture I got 484 and at about 12" underwater it's 84. I am growing dwarf hair grass fairly well.
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I do have a par meter. held 3" below the fixture I got 484 and at about 12" underwater it's 84. I am growing dwarf hair grass fairly well.
Awesome thanks for the info my lights are about 14" from the substrate so i'm guessing the PAR wont be that far off from 84
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I just saw Fluvals new planted nano LED. It's pretty sick and its around the $100 price range..
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