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I'm looking at the Finnex 2 30" for my tank but amazon has a few different flavors: CRV, HLC, ALC, etc. I'm looking for 60+ PAR at 18" to grow various red plants better but at this point all the stats are just running together. I could use a lighting enthusiast's guidance here.

I'm running pressurized co2 and fertilizing balanced micro and macro mixes too btw.

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Biggest difference really is 660 nm vs reg. red diodes.

IF memory serves me right the ALC may be discontinued due to the inability to source the leds.

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Thanks for the graphs!
It looks like the Planted+ has the highest PAR, though it says they measured it in open air.
Doesn't matter.. much. Some say you get less..some more.
Personally I think it matters where you measure it.
Dead center may be less in water ( attenuation) but more around the periphery due to the "pool table effect".. i.e glass reflections, refraction.
Planted plus is just a light.. no bells or whistles..
 

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I don't know if the ALC is discontinued, but it looks like it's still available on Amazon. I remember someone saying that it was a limited run initially and they weren't sure if they were going to do more or not. That was a while ago, so maybe they have made the call? I like the ALC because it's programmable (minimally), it has dedicated RGB diodes with the 660 nm reds, and respectable PAR for a very reasonable price. Is it a high end light? No, but for the price I like quite a bit.
 

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Finned planted+ 24/7 is programmable. No app, just remote control, but it is customizable. I like mine a lot. Not the most customizable, not quite as many bells and whistles as a lot of other lights but the price and the options made it a solid choice for my low tech tank.
 

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Finned planted+ 24/7 is programmable. No app, just remote control, but it is customizable. I like mine a lot. Not the most customizable, not quite as many bells and whistles as a lot of other lights but the price and the options made it a solid choice for my low tech tank.
See, the branding is very confusing. ALL the different series are called Planted+ 24/7 and it's not always clear which series a particular light belongs to. The graphic above is the best one I know of, but I'm not sure where the Planted+ 24/7 v. 2 or the Planted+ FugeRay really fits in. There definitely is a Planted+ 24/7 that does not have a remote, but it seems like most do.
 

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See, the branding is very confusing. ALL the different series are called Planted+ 24/7 and it's not always clear which series a particular light belongs to. The graphic above is the best one I know of, but I'm not sure where the Planted+ 24/7 v. 2 or the Planted+ FugeRay really fits in. There definitely is a Planted+ 24/7 that does not have a remote, but it seems like most do.
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Full box shot plus model 😉 this is the one I have lol. I agree, it is confusing.
 
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