Fluval Fresh & Plant 2.0
This is a top quality light, I have been waiting to purchase for quite some time...the sale here was something I couldn't pass up, thank you!
I've had this light for a week now, and I can honestly say I love it! My plants are growing quick, and the warm color off the leds makes my tank look great! It arrived quickly which was a very big plus for me.
I was introduced to the store through their YouTube page. After watching the review video for the light featuring the adorable Aquarium Co-Op pup, I knew I would buy the light, it was a just matter of when. The team updated me on the status of the package as it made its way from Washington all the way to where I live in Florida. Perfection! And very comparable in price to other online sellers.
I was looking to purchase a new light for my 29gal. And I've only ever used an aqueon optibright plus. I never knew how much light I was actually putting out. That was until I bought the fluval fresh and plant 2.0. The optibright I had I learned was actually probably a higher spectrum low light, led. Or maybe a low spectrum medium. I was injecting co2. But was so limited to what I could truly grow. This light was my missing key. The light fluval produces so much light over my old light that everything just kinda balanced out and started growing right! Better even. I saw new leaves coming out a bit faster on my faster growing stems. My black beard covered crypts that i was trying to cure started actually taking in more co2 I believe. Those were pretty bad I was in the middle of a plant rescape. All that co2 i was injecting almost wasn't even used. Due to being limited to light levels. The 2 weeks I'm using The fluval ive noticed increased stable growth. I was so impressed with the fluval llight i ran out and got a packet of dwarf hairgrass. I cleaned up my foreground as best as I could. Dwarf hair grass was an old friend I failed to grow when I first started planted tanks. I rushed to seperate the clumps and save what i could. Planted the grass in the grid like pattern. With a few tufts so close to the aquarium glass as to view the roots grow into the substrate. I let it set overnight. Gravels vaced over it the next day and watched it over a day or two. I'm happy to report that I'm seeing some very nice white new roots developing and what appears to be fast forming runners, the last time I tried this the grass turned brown and died. I'm gonna do a second review. I'm dosing with aquarium co-op. And so far i give this light 5 stars due to sheer power. Even a deep 29 gal is pretty high light. Enough that I think ill be carpeting some dwarf hair grass. Thanks for the video Corey. Your par readings and video convinced me to purchase this light!
I haven't had the light long, but am loving it so far. It is extremely bright on my 60 gallon. And the default blue "night mode" looks wonderful. It is bright enough to see clearly, yet dim enough for my shy fish and nightdwellers to come out and play happily. I was also impressed by how dramatically different certain fish look under the night mode. I knew a different spectrum of light could bring out colors better, but having a school of fish go from silver and playful at day to black and menacing at night just looks really cool.
So to my dismay noticed one light was brighter than the other, did a quick google search, didn't see anything so checked fluvals site, again didn't see anything so I contact Corey. 30 seconds later he lets me know alot of people have said this. Hold down the power button to dim up and down. SO yeah, both units were no where close to 100%. So I cranked them both up. So see if my tank explodes with more growth. Already had alot of plants pearling now everything under these lights is pearling like mad. This is 360 gallons, auto dosing pro pps, with pH controlled CO2 and regular auto water changes, with auto feeding, everything (except the auto feeder and pH Controller) runs off a PLC, with aeration pulsing hourly with lights off. Think I will end up adding a few more of these lights, have some diy/can lights, hydroponic floods, lighting the sides, but as you can see, even with 4x different lights on the sides, they don't come near the two fluval 2.0.
If you want the Best light for the Price this is IT.Thanks Aquarium co-op!
Light looks great and performs very well for the price! Ordered the light with the lowlight plant package because i am brand new to live plants and couldnt be happier with the results already! Plants are starting to grow with the addition of easy green!! Thanks aquarium co-op team
After a lot of web research, and many emails back and forth with the knowledgeable aquarium co-op team, I decided on purchasing two of the fluval fresh and plant 2.0 LED fixtures for my 75 gallon planted aquarium to replace my aging T5ho setup. Excellent choice! Thanks to the quick shipping, I was enjoying the lights in no time. My plants are loving the new fixtures, and pearling much sooner in the day now. I was very pleased with the build quality of the fixtures, and their sleek appearance really complements my setup. An A+ for fluval, and an A+ to the aquarium co-op team!
I've brought two LED lights in the last 6 months a current USA orbit IC light system and the Fluval 2.0 I love the Fluval hands down half the price
This light was my first LED fixture, so I had a lot of expectations. More PAR, no more bulb disposal to worry about, and energy savings (59W from 2x54W T5HO) to boot? Sign me up! The slim packaging is great. Picking it up, I could feel the quality. After hooking it up, I flicked it on and was surprised at how much brighter it was compared to my 2x T5HO. Within the first 30 minutes, I could see my plants pearling! This light was definitely putting out the PAR over my 55g. I had to turn it down to maybe 75% to keep the algae from exploding. I put it on my standard light timer and it works just fine. Maybe I'll splurge on my WiFi unit later on in the future. For now, expectations met (and exceeded). Nice job Fluval and thank you Aquarium Co-op!
In my previous review I forgot to thank Aquarium Co-op for the super fast shipping service.
I ordered on a Sunday and they shipped on Monday. The light was delivered on Wednesday. I live in the midwest.
Very happy with the light on my 90 gallon aquarium thus far.
Switched out my t5s a couple years ago for an ecoxotic e-series when they first came out. The e-series was originally pretty bright but has disappointed me because it has dimmed so much over time. With this light, I can hardly tell that the e-series is on.
No problems so far with the switch. That was perhaps my biggest concern based on reading reviews.
I really like that it is water-resistant/waterproof.
I wish it had a built in ramp timer like the e-series that allows me to slowly ramp up from moonlight to daylight in the morning and ramp back down in the evening. I set the Fluval light to turn on after the e-series ramps up in the morning, and turn off before the e-series ramps down in the evening.
Sorry no pictures. Still too early to see how my low lights respond. They were doing very poorly with the e-series.
After much research on LED lighting I had a good idea of what I needed and wanted in my lights. Of course I was looking at a lower price point. But as I continued looking, my price point got higher. I decided on a few different ones and started reading reviews. The more I read the more discouraged I got. All of them had at least one or two reviews of lights failing. And them contacting customer service to be told that it must have moisture damage, which is not covered. WHAT!?! How can they expect a light on top of an aquarium not to get a little moisture in there? No worries with the Fluval Fresh & Plant 2.0! Waterproof! 3 Year Warranty!
So, when I saw Cory’s video on you tube about the Fluval Fresh & Plant 2.0, I was sold. At least I won’t have to buy new lights for at least 3 years because of the warranty. I can adjust the intensity to my plants needs with the dimmer switch, if necessary. I’ve had no problems with the switch.
Buy it, you won’t regret it! Oh, and did I mention? Super fast shipping! Thank you Cory and team!
Planted up my 360 gallon, using soil, and a bunch of different planted substrates (everything petco had in stock, all of it). So far so good, have two of them in middle, with high lights plants in the center, and low light plants on the edges.
Have some other DIY lights on the tank. But these ones really make a big difference. The room they are in is, 50'x25' and the tank is 8'x3'x2' and with the top of the tank 6' in the air, and 10' ceilings, these lights, light the whole room up!
Plants are all pearling. So think these with soil or these with co2 make a great combo.
So far so good. See if I can resist the urge to make it planted arowana tank. Not sure if I will my lfs keeps bringing in Jardini just to tease me. So might have to swap out the guppies for another arowana.
But these lights are working great!
Thanks again cory for helping me figure out which ones and how many to get.
A++++ on customer service
Picture is day one in the tank, if I remember, will follow up with an updated picture in a month or two, if it outperforms my previous tanks with diy should be crazy impressive.
If you are doing all high light plants, would probably do 4x of the 48" on a tank this size.
What can I say! Cory has the BEST customer service and the BEST prices!
I originally got a 36" 2.0 from my LFS but didn't like it because it didn't light up my whole tank and I paid $169.99 for it. I thought I was going to be stuck with a light that I liked but didn't like.
Then I was browsing through Cory's store and saw that he had the 48" and FREE HOLIDAY SHIPPING!
Once I saw that I hit the buy button and returned my other light the next day.
The shipping was super fast and I couldn't ask for anything more from Cory and his team!
I wish I lived WA, so I could personally Thank Cory for all he does for the hobby and for the people!
Thanks Cory and Team for a wonderful light!
Here is a picture of my tank for now. It's not quite done but the light is just AWESOME!
Definitely buy these! More expensive but worth it if money is not the main purchasing point.
Got this to replace my old t5 set. Was a bit hesitant on what brand to go with at first but decided to go with this one. And let me just say that i couldnt have been happier. Makes my tank look fabulous. Thanks Cory
I was using a very simple Marineland LED that I got for half the price, and if I knew this existed before I bought that light, I would have gotten this over the Marineland light in a heartbeat. It's well worth the price! I'm using a 24 inch on a standard 20 and the light is still hitting the bottom very well; my cardinal plants are loving it! The light makes everything else in the tank pop more, my plants (old and new) are growing much better, and I love the ease of use. Just buy it. You know you want to.
Had a hard time and struggled reviewing many led lights. Finally set upon the fluval as I have a deep tank and it had the highest par ratings at a deep depth. Cory helped me answer every question I had at all hours I couldn't not have asked for better customer service. So far this light is proving it's worth and plants are doing great. Will be purchasing another soon enough to make it a total of 3 fluval lights with many more to add! Thanks again cory!!
I love this thing. Super bright and is already growing plants. I've already accidentally dunked it when I was moving it into place. Still works like a dream. Would recommend this light to any one!!
Best Light I have added to my tank. It joins a /Finnex Planted +24/7 and /Current Satellite Freshwater LED, but the Fluval is Much brighter than the other two combined. Yes it is a well make light, but it is a bit short of its advertised length. the light from edge to edge (- mounting brackets) is 45" and on the LED side from first LED to last 41". Note: This is a 30" Deep tank.
Shipped way too fast.Amazon is slow by comparison.Got to get use to the button!
The amount of light these generate is remarkable. Compared to the stingray these are pretty amazing. If you have the funds to spend id definitely recommend them. If not the stingray is a good budget light
I originally purchased this light for a 29gal., 30in. tank. It is not bright enough for this purpose. I have since placed it on a 20gal. high and it appears bright enough for this tank, but it is still too early to tell if it will effectively grow plants. At $135, this seems a little pricey. In three months I'll let you know if it was worth it.
It's much brighter than I hoped and its slim size allows me to access my tank much easier. The case is well designed and constructed. People do complain about the button, but it only takes a few tries to get the hang of its operation. The button is very sensitive to the human touch, so it can be activated accidentally. I inadvertently brushed it with the edge of my hand ever so lightly and turned the light off. Cat owners should take this into consideration. I like the dimming function; it remembers the last setting when my timer kicks on. The coverage of the LED's is wide, so there are no dim areas in my tank. The nighttime setting is nice, too. The shipping was fast and I received my Aquarium Co-Op sticker inside the box. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase., which replaces my old, 55w compact fluorescent fixture. I greatly appreciate Cory's YouTube videos, that's why I decided to support his store.
I was unable to find anyone that would ship this 36" light to Hawaii for a fair rate until now. Arrived in great shape and shipping was quick. Great bright light and great service. Mahalo Cory!
Ordering,shipping and service excellent as always. Fluval fresh 2.0 working perfect. Thx aquarium COOP
I ordered this light as a replacement for my 2 bulb T5HO fixture over my 40 breeder. That was a great light but it has nothing on the Fresh and plant 2.0. Everything in the tank looks more vibrant and the light is easy to move when I need to reach in the tank. Worth every penny!
These Lights are high quality and should last me a long time. Thanks!