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Old 01-02-2014, 07:45 PM   #271
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Have a 50 gal. 48" long 12" deep and 16" from top of tank to substrate. Been looking at the planted +. No Co2 no fert ,,, dirted substrate capped with gravel. Swords, crypts, wisteria, hygro, bacopa, val. Would a 48" planted + be to much light or should I go with 36".
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:53 PM   #272
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Imo the 48 should be fine

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Old 01-03-2014, 03:31 AM   #273
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I think you should go with the 48. you have some med light plants there so you need the par rating. more so if you have dark substrate. once you have the right intensity then you fine tune it with the time you have it on. I have a 20 long with a 30" planted +.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:51 PM   #274
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Thank you both. My gravel cap is like natural browns, tans, you know, so I believe I'am going to do the 48" I could always add floating plants and like seaotoo said just dial in the photo period.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:42 PM   #275
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The Ray2 is the highest light option that Finnex offers, with the triangular shape of the tank you should think about something like a 36" Ray2 across the front (set back from the front of course) and maybe a 24" Monster Ray behind it (if you want to color things up). If you don't want the color boost than the second light can be another Ray2 or a Planted+, either way it seems like you would need the second fixture to keep the corner from being too dark.
Would two 24" Planted + provide me with med/high light if tank w/substrate is 20" deep? Or is that not possible?
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:04 PM   #276
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Anyone have the PAR for the Planted+ fixtures?


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Old 01-03-2014, 06:40 PM   #277
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I have been looking online for the PAR on planted + to no avail. Unless someone measures it on their own and posts it. Having said that, I talked to someone from finnex.ca and metioned PAR should be the same with the regular fugeray. Now if you look at the wattage for the 30" strip:
fugeray regular: 15W... fugeray planted +: 20W, and assuming they have not made the planted+ seriously more inefficient, the PAR should be at least the same. Unless the posted specs are wrong.

thadius, it looks like 2 planted + will bring you to a medium. Go for Ray 2 and planted +, then you can have some interesting light cycles (i.e run one of them for ~4 h to simulate midday)

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Old 01-03-2014, 06:59 PM   #278
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Yeah I've also heard it's about the same or slightly better than regular FugeRay.

On another topic thread on here Finnex stated they haven't released PAR due to not having access to a meter able to detect the red spectrum if the planted+


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Old 01-03-2014, 08:38 PM   #279
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Add me to the List..

Just Picked up a 36" Planted+ for my new 46g Bowfront.

Havent setup the new tank just yet, but hope to have it complete in a few weeks.

For a med light setup, do you all think this will be enough??

Thanks!!
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:35 PM   #280
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I've got a 16" Fugeray that I like very much...but as with any tech toy, I always want the latest and greatest.

Question to you esteemed folks...shall I buy the Fugeray Planted + or just stick with the original that I have?

Is plant growth noticeably better - is the viewing tremendously better?

I'm assuming PAR values are close to the same.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:20 AM   #281
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Here is Ray 2 over my 33 long! Make me a member!



Not the best shot. I had to change tanks when my old one started leaking. Now I'm running the Ray 2 over a 12" tall tank. Talk about high PAR!
WHERE WHERE WHERE did you get a 33 long? That tank is sexy!
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:39 AM   #282
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sts: I don't think the plant growth is much better. As for the viewing, that is a matter of personal preference. I have a 20" regular and a 30" planted+ and I like the regular one. But by all means get it and post an eval.

cslater: you should be fine at 18" substrate.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:55 AM   #283
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Just ordered a Ray2 8,000K sunlight. Have a 48 inch Tank, but only the money for 1 of the 24's right now. See how it does on half the tank before i order a 2nd for the other side.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:18 PM   #284
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Will be getting a 20L soon hoping to put a planted plus 30 above it.
I can't find one for sale though all are currently unavailable, guess
I will be waiting for the restock.

Here is my week old 10g been holding up on the plants since
I might be upgrading.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:57 AM   #285
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sts: I don't think the plant growth is much better. As for the viewing, that is a matter of personal preference. I have a 20" regular and a 30" planted+ and I like the regular one. But by all means get it and post an eval.

cslater: you should be fine at 18" substrate.
Thanks Seaotoo, appreciate the feedback. Without compelling evidence from others, I think sticking to my regular Fugeray is the more prudent thing to do
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