This light would have been perfect, except that it keeps converting to blue light only if power is lost and restored when in auto mode. This makes the auto mode useless if on a timer (since that seems to be the only way to have moonlights on only for a few hours at night and then turn off) or if there is a power outtage. Your auto mode turns into blue lights only until you get home to turn it on auto again. Disappointed.
I had some high hopes for this light when I heard “Fully Customizable”... but unfortunately it’s not as customizable as I had hoped, at least not yet. I see a lot of room for bettering the light within the FluvalSmart App. While the added bluetooth feature to control the light with the app is definitely awesome and better than buying a crappy $80 WiFi timer, it unfortunately lacks a lot of features that could make it great! My big dislike is it only allows you to ramp ALL of the colors at once, not individually. The dawn and dusk colors are way better and more realistic on the Finnex 24/7, and you can’t customize those colors with this light while it is ramping up or down. And there is no ramp down time for the blue “moon” light either. I am hoping this will be fixed within the App in the future because I sold my Planted 2.0 to buy this light expecting to be able to do what I wanted.
Another change from the 2.0 is this light is only 6500K rather than 7500K, and there is only 336 LED’s which is downgraded from the 2.0’s 356 LED’s. While this is a slight disappointment, this issue doesn’t bother me as much as the customization issue. I am really hoping Fluval will add more customization in the near future. Come on Fluval!! You are almost there!
As for Aquarium Co-Op... they are awesome as always and never disappoint. Extremely fast shipping!! I highly recommend ordering from them over other sellers. Thank you!
Just as Cory said in his video review; it's the Fluval light we've been waiting for. Build quality seems outstanding as usual with Fluval. The auto features paired with the phone app make this light my new "go-to". Will be updating all my tanks to this light as soon as possible. A big thanks to Aquarium Co-op for bringing us this light as soon as it hit the market and at a price you won't beat anywhere. The service and shipping were top notch as usual.
Totally a rookie when it comes to planted tanks and knowing what light to get I started my 29 gallon about a year ago and bought a cheap led light at the time I thought it was a decent light until I started adding fish and plants to it and had a hard time seeing them...Sooo about the time a saved up money for the fluval 2.0 I was skeptical cause of some of the reviews and the next day I seen your video on YouTube and I bit the bullet bought the 3.0 and man.....I was worried such a tiny light I was to scared to turn the dang thing on but I did an WOW!!!! This is definitely a bang for your buck!!!! And the service was quick plan on doing more business with you guys!!! Hope this helps somebody else out who is skeptical!
First of all I would like to THANK! Justin T. in the shipping dept. As you know Cory you have some GREAT team members! Justin T was GREAT! I placed my order as soon as I saw Corys video, maybe 15 mins after it came up on Youtube. I got my light today and all I can say is that the Fluval 3.0 is a GREAT light! I have used the Finnex Planted Plus 24/7 SE, Fluval 2.0, Fluval Aquasky, and T5HO lights and all I can say is that the Fluval 3.0 has a lot more functions than all of these combined. I also like the Bluetooth feature. I have tried the Fluval $80.00 Wi-Fi controller and all I can say that it is nothing like the Bluetooth that the 3.0 has now. I Wi-Fi controller was just BAD! I ruined a brand-new one because while tying to setup the password on it the controller decided to drop the wi-fi connection, and this was when I was trying to setup the password.
This light is the BEST! and its features are just GREAT! But I have one thing to say. The only thing I wish the light had was a little more programmable settings. As of now the 3.0 has settings for Sunrise, Daylight, Sunset, and Night and thats it. Now if you could mix together the analog settings on the Planted Plus 24/7 SE and the Digital capabilities of the 3.0 you would have a light that would be fully programmable. You could get settings from 6am-9am-12pm-3pm-6pm and so on. Other than that you can export settings from Lake Malawi, Tropical River, and Planted. Maybe Fluval is going to give us way to download settings from each other or give us preset settings. Maybe this review is a little early as I just got the light but from what I can see for my tank (33 Long) the light can penetrate all the way down and my plants shouldn't have any problems getting enough light.
Thank You Cory and Thank you Justin!
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