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Finnex planted + 24/7 SE Series LED

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by rs18alpha, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. rs18alpha

    rs18alpha Subscriber

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    Has anyone tried this light?
    Is it good for plants?
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
  5. lyle

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    Oh, good catch! I didn't notice the version difference.
     
  6. 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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  8. 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?
     
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    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."
     
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