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Old 07-24-2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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Finnex Ray without tank cover


I just got a new Finnex Ray for my 55 low tech setup. The directions say to only use it with a covered tank. Is that really necessary? I have glass over the top, but on my other tank I don't have any cover at all (but a different light fixture). It mounts well to the sides of the tank. Does anyone use it without a covered tank?
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:04 AM   #2
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i use all my led lamp fixtures on open tops sitting on the rim of the tanks...
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:23 AM   #3
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i use all my led lamp fixtures on open tops sitting on the rim of the tanks...
^Same as well.

It's just a precaution so you don't accidentally drop it in the water or something along the lines of that.

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Thanks everyone! I'll be careful!
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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Do be careful about keeping up with evaporation. If you let it get down a bit lower than it should and you filter outflows start generating a little bit of spray(mind you I'm talking about a drop of water here or there being cast into the air) it will penetrate the fixture and burn it out. I ended up having to send mine back for a new ballast and led strip. I'm thinking of running a bead of silicone along the splash guard seam to reduce the chance of this in the future. If I need to take the splash guard out I would just have to take a razor and slice the silicone away and reapply it when I'm done.
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