Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Southern Tier of Central New York, USA (Finger Lakes Region)
I have the Finnex Planted+ 24/7 on my 60g FW low tech (same footprint as a 55, just a bit taller). I'm running it in 24/7 mode on a timer from 6am until midnight. Plants are doing really well.
Edit: I think one of our objectives in one aspect of the hobby is to imitate nature. I quite like aquascapes that look like windows into real underwater worlds. In addition, like us, fish have a circadian rhythm and are most healthy with a period of darkness.
The Finnex 24/7 (in 24/7 mode) imitates nature with a sunrise startup, ramping up light to midday brightness, then ramping down to sunset/moonlight. It is surreal and adds a touch of realism to the display aquarium. (Admittedly less important for a quarantine, hospital, grow out tank, or the large fishroom - but really cool in the living room!
AND prolly not the cheapest light.
Last edited by AbbeysDad; 03-17-2018 at 02:00 PM.