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Old 06-06-2013, 01:04 AM   #16
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aesthetically speaking, I do like the Finnex models, though according to wheeling the buildmyled models are brighter so I may go ahead and go for that. I just want a really good model for plant growth. ideally below $400
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:24 AM   #17
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Just as you said, you probably need a Monster Ray to make the color out. Ray 2 alone makes the color washed out. I did mean the dual 7K. Someone some time ago posted photos of Ray 2, it looked washed out. DX3Bash just posted a video, also demonstrated this.

Ray 2 was my first choice. Due to the same issue, I passed it and bought Buildmyled. It is customizable and cheaper than Ray 2 plus Monster Ray, and significantly brighter than the Finnex combination.


ahhhh thats very insightful, so you've tried both and found that the buldmyled have been brighter. Have you observed any effects on the plants? Growth? etc..

also I noticed its very customizable (as the name suggests) what combination of led's did you use ?
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:48 AM   #18
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A bit in the 'way over thinking this" department. Google "double split experiment", be amazed at the weird nature of light, then totally ignore it when it comes to your tank.

The wave/particle nature of light will have no effect on the temp (K) or the growth potential of whatever lights you use.

thanks jbrady33 , I actually did a speech in my freshman year in college on the behavior of quantum particles and in high school, freshman year, I observed various effects of better water chemistry on black convicts for a project so I guess somehow this continues that tradition. I agree I'm over thinking, lol I agree. However, I still think it is important to understand these things to some degree. To truly understand your aquarium, we don't fall short of being scientific.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:17 AM   #19
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ahhhh thats very insightful, so you've tried both and found that the buldmyled have been brighter. Have you observed any effects on the plants? Growth? etc..

also I noticed its very customizable (as the name suggests) what combination of led's did you use ?
I did not try the Ray 2, but I saw several photos. Just my 2 cents, may not be right for you. But here is the light I got:

http://www.buildmyled.com/custom-rep...ATAATAAATAATAA

see it in action (not mine) http://forum.buildmyled.com/index.ph...-spectrum.225/
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:29 PM   #20
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The correct link is buildmyled.com. I'm not sure if there was a play on words here or what.
Thank you
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I'm leaning toward an 48in fixture from buildmyLED.com
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:54 PM   #22
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The best, brightest, cheapest LED system you can buy is probably the one you build yourself. I built all my own LEDs light for all my tanks

Here is my 60F I just finished a 2 weeks ago

http://scapeclub.org/forum/showthrea...-in-the-making

Here is my 36" light that i built for my 48G rimless, it's now being controlled by an arduino reef controller

http://scapeclub.org/forum/showthrea...G-Rimless-Tank


If your interested in building your own you should contact my friend who is selling his unused 48" LEDs

http://scapeclub.org/forum/showthrea...h-mounted-LEDs
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