Hello, I am looking for insight regarding the performance of my fluval 3.0 light.
About 4 months ago I upgraded from running a beam works 32 inch led
and a nicrew 32 inch led
to a single 48 inch fluval 3.0 light.
This is for my 75 gallon planted tank. Its is 48 inches long and 24 inches deep. I have run both lighting setups with and without co2
It seems that using the two lights I used before has worked much better for growing plants than my fluval 3.0 even though it is a high tech light. When I added the 3.0 I saw a lot of dieback in almost all my stem plants, mostly my 3 different types of ludwigia as well as my red melon sword.
The combination of the beam works and the nicrew grew all my plants very well except for my tiger lotus which I still have had trouble with. I am wondering if there would be any reason for the fluval to perform worse than the other two lights. Once I introduced it I also saw an increase in black hair algea growth but the plants mentioned only grew worse than before.
I run the light on the reccomend planted tank setting.
Does anyone know why this might be the case and what the remedy may be? Can a fluval 3.0 light be used without any co2