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Old 05-08-2019, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Replacement for Finnex Planted Plus?

My four year old Finnex Planted Plus just stopped working. It has been flickering at start-up for several months, now will not come on at all. I suspect the power supply.

I like the fixture, but am disappointed that it only lasted 4 years. Is this a typical life span? Should I buy another Finnex, or the much less expensive Beamworks DA? Any other suggestions? No, I don't want to build a fixture myself.
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Default Re: Replacement for Finnex Planted Plus?

You can buy a replacement power supply. Power supplies in general can be iffy.
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Thanks for the suggestion, but DIY on electric appliances is not my strength. I really want to buy something, put it on the tank, and plug it in.
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I'm going to bump this. The spare T5 NO fixture I'm using right now just doesn't cut it! More info: 75 gallon Walstad tank, so I need a 48" fixture.

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Default Re: Replacement for Finnex Planted Plus?

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=aquarium+...b_sb_ss_i_6_14 I would look here first, just for the rapid delivery. I have been using one of the cheap dimmers from Ebay with my light, and I'm very pleased with it. I can't find the exact one I have, which has an IR control module to adjust the intensity, but I suspect they are all about the same. https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/...be-32-a-2.html
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Thanks, Hoppy. As I read more reviews of all brands, no one complains about LEDs failing, it is always the power supply or connections. In other words, the easy stuff. Still considering my options, but may go with the Beamworks unless someone responds with something that changes my mind.
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Would it be possible to send it back to Finnex and pay a nominal repair fee to have the light up and running again?
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