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Old 07-16-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Change to Monster Ray or leave two Daylight Finnex LED Array as is? Thoughts?


So I am currently running two of the LED Daylight strip lights on my 60P and getting some pretty good results with a steady CO2 supply and about an 8-9 hour photoperiod and ADA ferts.

I have been reading about some of the benefits of using different color LED lights and have contemplated switching out one of the LED strips for a Monster Ray instead. My reasoning is that the additional spectrum the monster ray gives me along with the daylight LED strip will improve the color and growth of my plants. I seem to recall "acitydweller" may have a similar array, but I have not seen many threads with this combination of lights

It is not to say that things are doing bad now, I just want that extra little "oomph" if I can get it from diversifying the LED color spectrum.

Thoughts?

Here is the current tank in consideration with the two LED lights currently on it.



It looks much brighter in the apartment; I suck at taking pictures. Thanks for the input
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:48 AM   #2
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So I am currently running two of the LED Daylight strip lights on my 60P and getting some pretty good results with a steady CO2 supply and about an 8-9 hour photoperiod and ADA ferts.

I have been reading about some of the benefits of using different color LED lights and have contemplated switching out one of the LED strips for a Monster Ray instead. My reasoning is that the additional spectrum the monster ray gives me along with the daylight LED strip will improve the color and growth of my plants. I seem to recall "acitydweller" may have a similar array, but I have not seen many threads with this combination of lights

It is not to say that things are doing bad now, I just want that extra little "oomph" if I can get it from diversifying the LED color spectrum.

Thoughts?

Here is the current tank in consideration with the two LED lights currently on it.



It looks much brighter in the apartment; I suck at taking pictures. Thanks for the input
i have the ray 2 + monster ray combo, = WONDERFUL COMBO
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:11 AM   #3
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why don't you wait for the fugeray plant light to come out this October before deciding. go check out finnex sponsored page
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:07 PM   #4
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That Finnex Planted+ won't be out until November. I can't wait that long myself so I ordered a Satellite LED+. Then again I'm doing non-CO2.
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