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Old 04-15-2014, 12:12 AM   #436
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Finally setup my tank with my 30'' planted plus this weekend and I am in love. I want to go into med-high light.. any suggestions on another planted plus or ray 2? My depth is 18'' from sub to light

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Old 04-15-2014, 12:30 AM   #437
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Just wanted to say I got the 36" planted+. Went on a 38 gallon. I upgraded from a very horrible super low light setup to this. My goal is a high end of low light. Already some plants have perked up but it's still a little early to tell. As far as the appearance goes I love it. Puts off a perfect viewable light. New to this plant thing so I hope all goes well.
Don't tell the cichlid forum but I'm kinda digging the planted tank.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:36 AM   #438
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Presently I have a 4x54 watt T5HO and am considering purchasing a 48" Finnex Ray2. Question: are these lights good? Do I need 1 or 2 units to replace my fluorescent fixture?


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Old 04-17-2014, 09:16 AM   #439
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Well I just placed another order for a ray 2.. will be running planted plus and ray2 30''
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:20 PM   #440
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For anyone still considering a planted +, it's been over my 20 long for 3 months and I just have to say I'm very impressed. My plants are growing healthy and lush. The hc begins to pearl an hour after the lights come on and grows like a weed. Overall excellent fixture and at a great price.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:30 AM   #441
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Cool. I need to replace a Catalina Aquarium fixture (T5HO). Two ballasts are blown and I do not know where I can find replacements. Plus, a Finnex is probably comparable in price to the ballasts anyway.


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Old 04-20-2014, 02:30 AM   #442
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Here's my setup. I had to raise the light because, as you can see, the algae plague. But I'm glad I did so i could play around with the riparian plants. The light is elevated on an improvised copper tubing stand I built.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:04 PM   #443
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For anyone still considering a planted +, it's been over my 20 long for 3 months and I just have to say I'm very impressed. My plants are growing healthy and lush. The hc begins to pearl an hour after the lights come on and grows like a weed. Overall excellent fixture and at a great price.
whats your sub to light height?
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:01 AM   #444
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Just started a 10gal with dhg and swords. Using a 20" planted plus with a 10" fugeray as support on the more dense side. Will be ordering more for a betta tank and a catfish tank because I have move my fat Raphael cat to a new home. Tired of him munching on my otos and rcs....
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:45 AM   #445
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29g, 30 and 20 inch planted plus

added a picture after 3 weeks of growth, the rotala and ludwigia grew all the way to the top so i just trimed it, also trying to get a carpet going there... great light for the price!
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:00 PM   #446
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Joined the Finnex club about a month ago when I purchased a 30" planted plus for my 36 gal bow front aquarium. I've still got a plain gravel substrate but I've removed all the plastic plants and having a go learning how to grow live plants (ludwigia repens and hygrophila difformis). Just bought a very nice dual stage regulator from Bettatail to go on my 20 lb co2 tank I had from my homebrewing days. Dialing in the pressurized co2 right now. Will probably make a co2 reactor at some point as I don't really like the micro bubble look and I think it would make it difficult to notice actual pearling.

Tank still looks like crap, but I plan on rebooting it in a few months with a proper substrate, hardscape, and new plants. Will post a pic at that point haha.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:19 PM   #447
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I also have a 29 gallon and was wondering if you went with the 30 inch or a 24 inch?
(30.187"L x 12.5"W x 18.75"H)

might be joining the club sooner than i expected...

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Old 05-02-2014, 12:25 PM   #448
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I did received my Ray 2 DS, for a 36" X 18" X 24" deep tank.

Ancient setup : Beamswork led fixture 10000K 2400 lumens (low light if alone).
With a Fluval Glo T5HO single (Life-Glo tube).
I was not satisfied with light, bacopa caroliniana was struggling, showing eviden signs of etiolation.

I did install the Ray 2 DS (8 hours a day) and removed the Fluval Glo for now. According to the graphics, at 24" deep, I should have 40-44 PARs at the bottom. For my eye, it is not showing that bright, but human eye is subjective. I will see how the plants react.
I hope being able to grow ludwigia repens or cabomba furcata (red plants).

About the Fluval Glo, I could use it again later and put a better tube. Life-Glo is not great for plants I think. I could put a Giesemann midday later, or an ATI tube.

The Finnex ramp is sleek, I could put 5 or 6 over my 18" wide tank, but one think i dislike is the flimsy plastic supports.

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Old 05-04-2014, 12:48 PM   #449
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Sign me up.
Have 30" Ray2 on 29 gal and 12" planted + on Aqueon evolve8.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:51 PM   #450
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Does anyone have any experience with a single Planted+ light on a Standard 75g for a low-light, low-tech planted setup?
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