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!!!