The Planted Tank Forum - Conversation Between varanidguy and qa2744
Conversation Between varanidguy and qa2744
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  1. varanidguy
    10-01-2019 08:22 PM - permalink
    I have had some success so far with my 75 gallon using a Beamswork DA FSPEC, however the tank is still not fully established (fish safe and all, but it's only just over a month old). Plants are establishing well and showing good color, however. I also had the 36" version on my 40 breeder for a while, but I didn't know how to balance nutrients vs light vs co2 at the time, so I created an algae farm. I gave it to a friend of mine and he's been doing well with it in his dirted tank as well.

    Regarding more light = less algae, I have experienced this somewhat recently as well. I upgraded from a Finnex 24/7 Planted+ to the Fluval 3.0, blasting way more light on my plants...and wouldn't you know it, the increased growth curbed algae, plus the plants look way better.
  2. qa2744
    09-27-2019 05:28 PM - permalink
    Hi Varanidguy,
    Not to clog up the main thread but my reply was specific to the question (which product would do better). My response indicated that I did not have success with this light.

    But thank you for your reply on the light types. I understand your concern that lighting was not my issue, although my simple experiment with the sunlight seemed to indicate that with natural sunlight, the hair algae could not compete.

    I have heard other stories of inconsistency with LED lighting. Since Beamswork is such an inexpensive option, I've wondering if other have had limited success?

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