Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Central New York, USA
I have a 48" Finnex Planted Plus 24/7 on my 60g low tech planted tank running in 24/7 mode from 7am-midnight and it works just fine. I did initially have algae issues but believe this was more from excess nutrients (aka pollution) than too much light. As balance settled in and plants grew more, algae was no longer an issue.
Having 'said' the above, in time I added fast growing floating Water Sprite* that reduces light penetration (but anubias, java fern, java moss, crypts, jungle val, and amazon swords seem unaffected.)
* I've become a firm believer that fast growing floating plants are a huge benefit as they convert pollution into plant tissue we eventually remove by trimmings.
If the light was installed on an existing tank, perhaps stepping up on water changes and/or reducing the duration of the photo period may resolve your algae issue.
Tank On, Mike-
60g Marineland Community, Finnex Planted+ 24/7, Silica (pool filter) sand.
10g, 29g, & 37g fry grow out tanks, 110g stock tank.
What came first, the chicken or the egg. It was the egg, but not the egg from a chicken.
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