Questions for Fluval 3.0 owners

Hufsa

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Does your light make much shimmer?
Have you had other lights and how does it compare shimmer wise to them?

Also, does anyone have just one Fluval 3.0 on a 50 cm wide tank?
Do you think 50 cm wide would need two lights, based on your experience?

Thank you in advance for any help :geek:
 

tam

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I think shimmer depends on surface movement - if there is good movement you get shimmer - if it's pretty still or lots of floating plants you don't. I would imagine not quite as much as the spot light styles.

My tank is 45 wide/tall and with the light resting in the centre on the top rim I get about a 4" triangle in the top corners that's not as well lit (I can only tell from the algae pattern on the side ;) ). Raising the light slightly would easily increase the spread to remove it though. I don't think you'd need two.
 

Hufsa

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I have lots of surface movement so that probably makes shimmer worse. How is it in your tank Tam, do you have a lot of movement and or shimmer?
 

Jurgen69

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i like this Fluval 3.0 very much. yes, its expensive but it has everything in one package, controller and power supply, unlike my Eheim Powerled where i had to buy everything separate. my tank is 40 wide but i needed two of them to get light all the way to the front and back...the reason is that my tank has a closed top and the lights are maybe 2cm above the water. the higher you can place it the better the light will spread.. a 50 cm wide tank is not a problem for the Fluval but it depends on its placement.
 

tam

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I have lots of surface movement so that probably makes shimmer worse. How is it in your tank Tam, do you have a lot of movement and or shimmer?

My floating plants have gone crazy so zero shimmer at the moment! I will have a clear out later and report back :)
 

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