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Old 10-27-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Finnex ray2 or finnex planted plus???

I have a lowtech 90 gallon planted aquarium. Im getting a finnex 48"LED soon. Not sure which one i should get. The ray2 or planted plus???

Ive been told that the ray2 is to much for a low tech tank, is this true???



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Old 10-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #2
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i got the ray2, and tho i haven't gotten the plants yet, it lights up my entire room. to me the planted + seems like the one that has more flips and switches
if i wasn't growing carpets i would've gotten a fugeray, but this isn't my specialty, hopefully someone else will go into better detail
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
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It was recommended to me to buy the planted+ for my low tech plant. I don't have either light so I can't offer much kore advice.

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:03 PM   #4
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See im worried that if i go with the planted plus over the ray 2 that it wont be enough light for even lowtech bc my tank is 24 inches deep. Im leaning towards the ray2 but not sure yet.

Will planted plus be enough light for a lowtech plants 90 gallon 24 inches deep?

If i went with the ray2 would that be to much light for a lowtech 24 inch deep tank and could cause potential algae issues???

If anyone has any experience please way in and HELP PLEASE! !!

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:07 PM   #5
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Planted plus, Ray 2 could present algae issues without proper management.

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:44 PM   #6
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Planted plus, Ray 2 could present algae issues without proper management.

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Even in a 24 inch tank??

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:50 PM   #7
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Here r my plants and dosing regimens.

1 amazon sword
1 crinum natans
Crypt green wendtiis
Crypt red wendtiis
5 anubius
Java fern
Crypt balenci
Crypt parva
Bacopa

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Monday flourish comp
Wed flourish iron
Fri flourish potassium
Daily flourish excel liq carbon
Root tabs every 4 months

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Old 10-27-2014, 09:18 PM   #8
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Yah.. for your setup a planted plus, Ray 2 if you want to up the dosing

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Old 10-27-2014, 09:49 PM   #9
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Ok thnx

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Old 10-29-2014, 11:01 PM   #10
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I actually ended up getting a 48" beamswork LED. Its 10000k (like the white color better, i kno its not all that good for plant!). The light has 96 0.5 watt bulbs on it.

Does anyone have any experience with this light or something simular?

Just waiting for it to arrive in the mail. Bought it for $46 on ebay

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