Finnex 24/7

Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Fully Automated Aquarium LED Review

The Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Fully Automated Aquarium LED is a fully programmable LED aquarium light that can simulate sunrise to sunset and everything in between.

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Customization

The Finnex Planted 24 7 starts its cycle with a slow sunrise, graduates to a full blaze around noon and then slowy dims to a midnight moon glow. This helps simulate realistic conditions for your planted aquarium and aquatic life.

All these settings can also be controlled by the wireless remote which has various preset settings representing the different parts of the day. The remote also allows for custom RGB configuration outside of the presets for total control. In fact, you get control over 4 different color channels and they are completely dimmable.

Extra Goodies

Want even more features? You can even program in lighting effects like lighting or one color at full blast rotating into another color for a holiday themed tank. When it comes to controlling the 24/7 cycle there are few units that can compete with the programmable presets let alone the ability to customize each color setting and program that into the cycle.

Light Quality

So with all the features you would assume the light would be top quality too? Well, yes and no. The LEDs themselves seem to be well constructed and durable but there aren’t very many of them. Compared to the VIPARSPECTRA lineup which has 100 3W LEDs this unit pales in comparison with just 46.2 W in the largest 48” option.

The lack of wattage can be a problem for larger and deeper planted tanks. You will have to do some research as to what PAR rating is needed for your specific plants. The Finnex Planted+ 24/7 does state that it can grow low/medium/high light plants but that might just be a measure in a small tank. Again we would recommend doing further research on your specific setup.

Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Specs:

 

            Length                        Watts      7,000K Daylight LEDS

KL-20A 20 Inches                  16.8                 32

KL-24A 24 Inches                  24.5                 48

KL-30A 30 Inches                   29                   56

KL-36A 36 Inches                  35.8                 72

KL-48A 48 Inches                  46.2                 96

Pros:

24/7 Schedule

Custom color memory option

Wireless Remote

Cons:

24/7 mode does not emit a ton of light so timing your CO2 will be difficult

Might not be great for super deep tanks

Remote battery doesn’t last all that long

Buying Recommendation

The Finnex Planted+ 24/7 is a great option for a set it and forget it aquarium user who wants a few bells and whistles to play around with once in awhile. If total light quality is your main buying feature we would advise to look elsewhere. All in all it did make our list of the Top 10 Best LED Aquarium Lights we tested but not right for everyone. 

 

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