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I have a 48" Finnex Ray2 and MonsterRay on my new (un-stocked) 55g tank. I was hoping to keep a couple schools of small tetras, but I haven't decided exactly which kind yet. Since the Ray2 is notoriously bright, I'm wondering if there are any light-sensitive species that I should definitely avoid. Can anyone speak from experience that certain tetras don't do well with the Ray2?

(I wasn't sure if I should ask this in the Fish forum or the Lighting forum....)
 

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I have Cardinal, Rummy-nose, and Bloodfins with a dual BML setup and they don't mind. I think you will be okay with most, if not all Tetras.
 

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I have Cardinal, Rummy-nose, and Bloodfins with a dual BML setup and they don't mind. I think you will be okay with most, if not all Tetras.
So your bloodfins don't mind the brightness? Do they hide a lot when the lights are on? Do they ever jump out of the tank when the lights are on? Bloodfins allegedly don't like bright lights according to people who posted comments in the fish section.
 

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I'm running 2x55 watt T5HO by corallife. 6500k and 10000k.

Most of my cardinal/neon tetras hide near the bottom when the lights are on, I wonder what I'm doing wrong.
 

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Never read that before about any Tetra. Yes, my Bloodfins have jumped before but they are jumpers. When they get to schooling around the tank and chasing each other this is what happens although I have never witnessed it occur.

I have plenty of plants that they duck in like all off my fish.

Dual BML = very bright!
 
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