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Welcome to the Planted+ 24/7 Club!!!

Do you own the Finnex Planted+ 24/7 or like to learn more about one? This is the place for you!

***DISCLAIMER***
This is strictly a 'fan club,' I don't work for Finnex and this club is not in any way affiliated with Finnex.***








What's up TPT Nation!!! Due to the success of the previous fan-clubs I started here, I thought it would be beneficial to start yet another. I find that these type threads are highly useful in consolidating information, experience, and journals/photos to both current and future end-users. With that said, I'm going to go with the format I used in my other threads and apply that here. Hey it works and it does its job! More importantly, let's have fun with this!!!

Join the Club!

In this club we encourage:

  • Shared experience with the Finnex Planted+ 24/7 w/ tons of pictures (& YouTube video if you made one)!
  • Tip & Tricks for the novice to advance users
  • Links to journals utilizing this fixture
  • Open discussion with everything else pertaining to the P+ 24/7
  • Be respectful. Always.

So please, don't be shy. Post your pictures, link to your journals, ask questions, and more importantly... LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!


***USEFUL LINKS FOR THE P+ 24/7***
**Contributed by mattinmd**

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Journals featuring an Planted+ 24/7 (in alpha order by user):
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- This doesn't do anything for you like win you something or get you a discount, well maybe it does something... makes you look cool!!! :flick::tongue::flick:

Simply copy & paste the HTML into your signature editor.

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**Also --- PM me any suggestions to add anything here that I may have overlooked! Thank you!

Bump: My review to come soon!!! For now, more photos!


 

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Few of us in NYC had it for a week+. Pretty impressed with the lighting and I wasn't at first. I just wanted a planted+ or 2 but amazon had this version a bit cheaper. Bought the Sat+ Pro for more than double the price because I couldn't wait, then lfs brought in a few and it's replacing the sat+pro.

Indeed a good fixture for the price :3.
 

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Few of us in NYC had it for a week+. Pretty impressed with the lighting and I wasn't at first. I just wanted a planted+ or 2 but amazon had this version a bit cheaper. Bought the Sat+ Pro for more than double the price because I couldn't wait, then lfs brought in a few and it's replacing the sat+pro.

Indeed a good fixture for the price :3.
what changed your mind? Tell us more as we wait!
 

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I've obviously got one, I've been putting up some test and measurement data on the 24/7 cycle...

Rather than reposting, here's a few key links (all my testing is on the 30" model):

Graph of the 24/7 cycle PAR over time (at 7.5", but that gives 100 PAR peak so you can percentage scale it to whatever depth you want):
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=7839081&postcount=209

Some PAR measurements of max at various depths:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=7844001&highlight=#post7844001

Power measurements:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=7833057&postcount=205

And remote codes for DIY arduino folks:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=864489
 

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what changed your mind? Tell us more as we wait!
I wanted the planted+ but new light was coming soon and didn't want to wait. Also recently got a stingray and fell in love with the look and color of it. The real killer is the [censored][censored][censored][censored]ty ir sensor on the plus pro, it does not work well at an angel and you have to be really close with the remote. The 24/7s angel is a lot wider and can easily work at around 30ft while the pluspro barely did 5.
 

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I've obviously got one, I've been putting up some test and measurement data on the 24/7 cycle...

Rather than reposting, here's a few key links (all my testing is on the 30" model):

Graph of the 24/7 cycle PAR over time (at 7.5", but that gives 100 PAR peak so you can percentage scale it to whatever depth you want):
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=7839081&postcount=209

Some PAR measurements of max at various depths:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=7844001&highlight=#post7844001

Power measurements:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=7833057&postcount=205

And remote codes for DIY arduino folks:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=864489
Thanks, matt! These are great links, I'll add them to the initial post.
 

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Mine is supposed to be here Tuesday, and since you went to the trouble of making the siggies, I'll add it to mine.

Edit: Except, it's not showing up. This is a little different signature than I've used before, I'll have to figure it out.
 

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Hi All,

Can I ask a quick question of those who have gotten their hands on one of these. I have a lushly planted "low tech" tank with the following specs;

40B
Dual lamp T5HO fixture suspended on legs about 4" above the water surface
EI ferts at about half the dosage with a weekly 50% water change
Daily Excel dosing on the heavy side
Running for over a year. Currently mature and problem free

I am going to be converting this tank over to a Dutch style high tech tank at some point, which leads to my questions...

1- Will the P+247 be able to replace a suspended T5HO fixture and give enough light to a 40B as it is currently set up?

2- When I convert to the Dutch system, will I need to buy a second 24/7 strip, or will one provide high to very high light?

Any insight would be appreciated. I am taking my time with this, so not worried about waiting for the shipping issues to resolve. Even if I need to eventually buy two, the price is still right, and I like the versatility of getting two separate lights. I have been keeping aquariums for over 40 years, and am regularly switching things around, going off on new tangents, etc...

Thanks,
Scott
 

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So, a 40b is 36" long, and 16" high...

Using a 30" I got 65 PAR at 16" from light-to-sensor in-tank on MAX (hoppy 2015 meter)
Aquarium Co-op tested a 24" model on a 20-high (also 16" high), and got 60 PAR (apogee meter).

In theory a 36" should get you a bit more peak PAR than I got due to overlapping.. Maybe 70?

Of course, all of these are the lower-end to middle-ranges of high light, and also assuming you're using the fixture on MAX all the time. If you're looking for high-to-very-high light, you'd probably need 2 of them, or 1 combined with some other light.
 

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Matt- Thanks for confirming for me.

It sounds like one strip will be more than enough light for the current setup to the point where I will need to tone it down a bit, which is fine. Adding a second strip when I'm ready will give me lots of combo options and all of the light I could possibly need.

Assuming these lights last for a decent period of time, Finnex is really onto something good here. Great price point vs. output and features...
 

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So, a 40b is 36" long, and 16" high...

Using a 30" I got 65 PAR at 16" from light-to-sensor in-tank on MAX (hoppy 2015 meter)
Aquarium Co-op tested a 24" model on a 20-high (also 16" high), and got 60 PAR (apogee meter).

In theory a 36" should get you a bit more peak PAR than I got due to overlapping.. Maybe 70?

Of course, all of these are the lower-end to middle-ranges of high light, and also assuming you're using the fixture on MAX all the time. If you're looking for high-to-very-high light, you'd probably need 2 of them, or 1 combined with some other light.

If using the 24/7 feature on a 10 gallon tank, would this get me to at least med-light? I've looked at your graph of the light ramping, and it's only around max for like an hour, and then sharply drops off.
 
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