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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-10-2020, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval Aquasky with fluval planted 3.0

Has anyone ever used these lights together. Currently i have a 72 bow front that uses a 3.0. Its a great light and i have plenty of growth at about 70% of power on. I do not like how it makes the tank yellow though. I notice the aquasky uses RGB LEDs. Do you think adding this to the tank will enhance the color and make the plants look a bit more green? I heard RGB lights are the way to go


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Has anyone ever used these lights together. Currently i have a 72 bow front that uses a 3.0. Its a great light and i have plenty of growth at about 70% of power on. I do not like how it makes the tank yellow though. I notice the aquasky uses RGB LEDs. Do you think adding this to the tank will enhance the color and make the plants look a bit more green? I heard RGB lights are the way to go


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Not a lighting expert but I know the 3.0 has a color temp of 6500k, which is typical for planted but could be borderline warm (yellow) depending on the users view.

The Aquasky you can adjust the temp, so I'm assuming you could make the tank look cooler, temp wise by using it.


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In the Fluval Planted tank 3.0, you can adjust the color temperature. Reduce warm white and pure white and increase cold white and blue and it won't look so yellow. I tend to like my color temperatures more cool as well.
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Yeah, if the color isn't pleasing to your eye you happen to have an extremely customizable light. Tinker in Pro mode and I think you'll be able to achieve pretty much any color look you could (reasonably) want.

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I'm going to piggyback off the OP, as I have a fluval 3.0 question, hope you don't mind!

I'm new to freshwater tanks (I ran a saltwater tank for years) and I'm struggling to find decent info about lighting as I live in japan and options are limited.

For my set up I've got a 15 Gallon tank (24" x 10" x 14") with Amazonia substrate, Eheim 2213 canister filter, ADA co2. Don't have any plants yet, but I'd really like to do some Monte Carlo along with the usual stem/leafy plants and moss. Also plan to add a few pea puffers after cycling)

Will the Fluval 3.0 be enough by itself for this setup? Or would I need 2 for the right coverage? Shop owners here keep telling me the lights in my budget are too weak and that I should just invest in the ADA aquasky 602 ($350-$400 is well beyond my budget)

I can't find any Finnex or Fluval products that aren't double the price, but if they're worth it, I'll consider ordering on ebay or an international shop. Any suggestions or advice is more than welcome. Thanks so much!!!
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I would think a single 3.0 would be more than adequate for a 15 gallon.

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