When it comes to automated aquarium lighting systems I’ve tried a few different solutions. The Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED Aquarium light blew them all out of the water.
Aesthetically this aquarium light looks great, it has a super slim profile that fits snug to the tank, but still manages to light all corners of an aquarium with ease. It can easily fit on to both rimless and framed aquariums, thanks to the removable brackets. It’s frame is also constructed out of a lightweight aluminum that helps dissipate heat quickly (the LED’s can get kind of hot!).
The light might be a little too bright for low light plants, but you can easily solve this by flicking on the cloudy day option a few days a week, or creating a custom color set with dimmer lighting. This does of course mean that you can’t use the automated 24/7 cycle, but you can hook it up to a socket timer if you’re heading out of town.
It’s automated gradual day/night cycle (including dusk and dawn), fully adjustable color presets, along with weather features such as cloudy and thunderstorms, make for a highly versatile aquarium lighting solution. To top it off it comes with separate RGB LEDs as well as white 7,000k Daylight LEDs, giving you a wide light spectrum designed for planted aquariums.
Coming in a range of sizes (20 inch, 24 inch, 30 inch, 36 inch, 48 inch) so you can get a Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Aquarium LED light for practically any aquarium.
This aquarium light comes with a remote control allowing you to switch between the 24/7 daylight cycle, weather settings, and four preset colors, that you can adjust through the RGB white spectrum to get your perfect aquarium lighting color.
It takes just three button presses to set up your aquarium to match your timezone, and remembers the time settings even if it is turned off or attached to part of a timer based power setup.
The best part is that with a relatively low price point of $80 – $130 on Amazon, you can get this the Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Aquarium LED light without going broke in the process.
To summarize, it was a pleasure to review the Finnex Planted+ 24/7. It’s versatility, price point, and performance are all fantastic, and the only downside I can find is that this light is not fully water proof (I haven’t tested this) so it’s worth being careful to avoid a $100 accident.