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.
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.
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.
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
Custom color memory option
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
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.