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Hey guys I currently have a planted plus and LOVE IT. I know with just one planted+ it gives me low light with a depth form sub to light 18inch(or am i wrong??). My question is.

If i get 2 planted+ will that bring me into high light with a gap from sub to light at 18-19 inch? or should I get a ray2?? totaling my light with 1 planted+ and 1 ray 2?
 

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Okie after reading some more I am unsure again =.= Sorry this is my first real planted tank..

Anyhow Suggestions.. another planted+ or ray2 ?? I read that the red LED is good for plants because they use that light spectrum to photosynthesize. But With additional planted plus that would take me to medium?

My goal is to grow a nice carpet for my tank and I currently planted Glosso's..

The only chart I've seen for the Planted+ is the 24". They don't have a tester any more for some reason.
Do you have a link to the chart??
 

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Why does everyone want high light?
some plants require high light vs low light, depending on the plants you want to grow. I'm sure there are more factors to it too. There are more people that know more then me sense i am somewhat new to this hobby. but thats my understanding of how strong you want your light to be
 

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some plants require high light vs low light, depending on the plants you want to grow. I'm sure there are more factors to it too. There are more people that know more then me sense i am somewhat new to this hobby. but thats my understanding of how strong you want your light to be
It also depends on where you read and how much you believe it. "Some" as in very few plants require a higher light level. Maybe you should decide on your plant list first. I have higher light levels, but most of my plants don't require it.
 

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It also depends on where you read and how much you believe it. "Some" as in very few plants require a higher light level. Maybe you should decide on your plant list first. I have higher light levels, but most of my plants don't require it.
Well according the plant im trying to carpet, it requires high light to spread horizontal. if i have low light it will grow vertically
 

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so 2x finnex planted plus on a 29gallon tank(18inch from substrate) isn't too much light right?? i have 2 on it right now but it kinda looks too bright, when i have 1 powered on it looks a bit too dim.. am i at like super high light right now with 2 lights?
 

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so 2x finnex planted plus on a 29gallon tank(18inch from substrate) isn't too much light right?? i have 2 on it right now but it kinda looks too bright, when i have 1 powered on it looks a bit too dim.. am i at like super high light right now with 2 lights?
Well no par data on the planted+ but using 30" fugerays you'd be roughly 54 par across the tank with both of them with even spacing. With both on you've probably entering high light. With one on probably low to medium; more on the low side.
 

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Well no par data on the planted+ but using 30" fugerays you'd be roughly 54 par across the tank with both of them with even spacing. With both on you've probably entering high light. With one on probably low to medium; more on the low side.
Hmm if I knew that I would have used another planted +. I ended up getting a ray2. I'll be posting pictures when I get home in a few hours. I tested it a little before going to work. It is a lot brighter but doesn't seem too bright.
 

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Hmm if I knew that I would have used another planted +. I ended up getting a ray2. I'll be posting pictures when I get home in a few hours. I tested it a little before going to work. It is a lot brighter but doesn't seem too bright.
Just chiming in with an example...There was someone I saw on youtube with two of the planted+ fixtures on a 75gallon and they were having tons of pearling with their plants. I could only imagine the intensity with a ray2 and a planted +.
 

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I wasn't or am not sure that just doubling with the same light really increases the par that much. I don't know, i imagine it adds some but I wouldn't imagine it is a significant increase. Sort of like doubling your video card, the increase in performance is often only like 10%.

A Planted+ is just a Fugeray with red lights instead of blue right? So it would be on the lower end of medium light IMO.

If you want to get into high light, you need a Ray2. But from what I also understand getting into high light means you need CO2 and ferts or you are just going to grow algae.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.
 

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Well according the plant im trying to carpet, it requires high light to spread horizontal. if i have low light it will grow vertically
Last I knew Glosso did not require high light.
 

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The formula came from Hoppy who appears to be an expert at this stuff; even making PAR meters and such. The PARs stack thus it would be entering high light. A Ray 2 is definitely high light. The Planted + is a Fugeray with additional Red LEDs. How much more PAR the red adds is unknown at this time. It is not just a Fugeray with blue LEDs swaped for red ones. The blues are still there and the reds are added...more LEDs in total.
 
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