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    Finnex 24/7 Planted HCL - Saddness

    Read some reviews about missing parts, rodent droppings in the box and light failures but the majority of reviews were good and I figured those were random isolated issues.

    Nope. I have had Finnex LEDs on my tanks for a long time without any issues. After opening the 24/7, I am very disappointed with the quality. One of my 24/7 arrived missing remote and parts with light shorted out. The lights feel flimsy and cheaply built compared to my old ones.

    The other appears to be working but I am now concerned. Will keep an eye on it for the next week or two.

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    Received my replacement for Amazon today and both are on and working. Two day turn around from Amazon was nice.

    The max setting provides an equivalent amount of light as my T-5s so combined with my old Finnex LEDs there is plenty of light in the tank.

    The sunset setting is pretty nice with my red plants really popping.

    Will be interesting to see how growth and algae respond to 24 hours of varying light

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    Nice! Thanks for keeping us updated Angel. Iím a fan of the Finnex lights myself. I donít use the 24/7 feature cuzz they would never shut down. I just have them on timer. What size tank you got there? Keep us posted on how they do.


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    If finnex would open the 24/7 to use configurable, it would be one of the absolute best out there. It still is not the brightest, but that can be fixed with two of them.

    Like aquamaniac, I ended up just changing my setting to a manual timer, because I had it in my bedroom and it never turns all the way off.

    Pretty light settings on that timer, though.

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    120g. After a week I am beginning to really like them. No algae blooms. Red on plants are really starting to pop. I give them 5 hours of extra Finnex LEDs and CO2 during midday and then the lights cycles to sunset, moon glow and sunrise. I wake up early and enjoy seeing the tank lit up when I come down for coffee.

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    I am trying to figure out what kind of light to buy...and the Finnex Planted+ 24/7 HLC is near the top of my list.

    95% of all reviews were 4 STARS or 5 STARS.

    I like the sliding arched brackets that allow you to put it on a tank that is smaller than the length of the light.

    And...on the 36" long one...it is half the price of the Fluval 3.0.
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    I am really liking them. I turned down my other lights a bit and have not had any major algae issues running them 24/7. Red plants have really rich color.

    I would give them 4 stars because of the one bad package I received, but Amazon replaced it right away and since then they have been amazing.

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    I don't know....knocking down your review 20% on a light you consider "amazing" due to a shipping mishap that was quickly corrected seems excessive.

    I am very satisfied with this light....I like the color...and I like the way it sits up just a little higher so my floating plants can maneuver beneath it.

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