I have the finnex 24/7 on my 55 ( which i believe you also have a 55 ) and my plants do very well... I used the 24/7 mode but it caused algae so i switzched to the bright setting for 8 hours and it made a big difference. never used the other lights so can't comment on those sorry.
Thats my only deep tank so thats what i went with for my 55... But actually i have a 29 that was my outside tank that i moved inside and added a nicrew sky led to it and its continued to grow plants very well but i think it could also be cause its organic soil capped with PFS and when it was outside it was getting a ton of sunlight and totally exploded with growth so i can't give the Nicrew all the credit
I would say depending on the bulb or new light price difference would be the deciding factor for me... I lovethe looks of LED's on my tanks. But then again i never used any tubes so can't comment... Still learning new things everyday!!
Yes i do and it's looking great !!! For that price if your plants are doing well then i would stick to that light and replace the bulbs when they need to be changed ( 6-8 months? )... I thought they were more expensive
Gettin confused . are you looking to upgrade to a T5 or stick with your T8? Like i said no experience with tubelights for plants. I'm all about LED's but if the T8 is woring for you with plant growth then stick with those otherwise i would absolutely reccomend the Finnex planted 24/7 for your 55....here is my 55 with a 24/7 that’s been running for over 2.5 years without a glitch
I think i have the first generation 24/7... But i believe they hqve since upgraded their 24/7 mode to have total darness compared to mine that still has a moonlight if i do the 24/7 mode and thats why i went with the totwl brightness for 8 hours a day.