Finnex planted + 24/7 SE Series LED

AquaK

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I have one and have used it for about a month or so now on 24/7 mode. I think it's a good fixture and is well suited for med light co2 and non-co2 alike. My setup is non-co2 (excel) and moderate dry fert dosing. Mostly hard to kill weeds, vals, and crypts.
 

AquaK

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The newer SE version of that light has a few notible differences. The 24/7 mode on the SE turns completely off (darkness mode) for 4 hrs at night unlike the previous version, and the red leds are true 660 nm with the SE.
 

Edwin

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When I started rebuilding my 75 gallon tank I got tired of fluorescent lighting and a ballast had died so I bought a Finnex "daylight" on sale (I think an older model) all white LED bulbs. It was nice and bright but I figured I was going to need more light so I purchased two Finnex Planted+, which have a combination of white and red. I certainly have enough light. I had minor algae problems when I started but once I got my CO2 and nutrient regime down the algae has been dramatically reduced.
 

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lyle

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Nice info indeed on that page. Anyone could understand at what distance from the light those PAR values were measured?

Well, in that post he says "...stick a par meter under it just close enough to make "max" register as 100 PAR (7.5")." I suppose that means 7.5 inches away?
 

lyle

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Well, in that post he says "...stick a par meter under it just close enough to make "max" register as 100 PAR (7.5")." I suppose that means 7.5 inches away?

Yes, that's it. Looking at his video (
), I see the comment "I chose a distance of 7.5" from the fixture as it made the maximum light level about 100 PAR."