Love affair with Eheim is ending!

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Last Sunday I went to turn up my two eheim leds for tank maintenance, but could not connect to the eheim website to bring up the dashboard. When this was sorted, the daylight LEDs were not working, and the electrical cable was hot, and the plant LEDs were lighting intermittently. I had made up my mind the last time that I could not connect to eheim’s dashboard, to go over to Fluval. To this end, the eheim LEDs were binned, and Fluval Plant 3.0 Bluetooth LED, 32W, 24-34″ / 61-85 cm is in. The plants seem to like the light. Plus I love the light in the tank, the LEDs are also set at 50%, apart from the blue which is set at 4%.


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I curious @Lo1, how long have you had the Eheim LED lights?

I have admit, I've had trouble getting on the Eheim.de website lately.
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Not long enough!

About three years.

But the cost is appalling.

1 x EHEIM POWERLED+ FRESH PLANTS 771MM. £167.49
1 x EHEIM POWERLED LEDCONTROL+ £176.35
1 x EHEIM POWERLED+ FRESH DAYLIGHT 771MM £151.49
1 x EHEIM POWERLED+ POWER SUPPLY - 62W £64.15
1 x Eheim Connector for PowerLED+ £18.49

= £577.97

Against:

FLUVAL PLANT 3.0 LED STRIP LIGHT 61CM-85CM £180.99
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umm... you mean that you could only control the Eheim lights via the Internet? Not via an app?
Sounds really risky to me :woo:
What are the Juwel Helialux Spectrum + Smart Control app like - apart from being super expensive?
(I have a Juwel 240 with the old style Helialux with push button timer/controller at the moment).
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If you can connect to eheim. It was the Bluetooth of Fluval that sealed the change over.
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Looks like around £400 for Juwel Helialux Spectrum + Smart Control. But you are limited by the design of the hood.
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I'm using the Fluval Plant 3.0 Bluetooth LED, 59W, 48-60″ (122-153 cm).
I like it.
I still love my Eheim Pro4 600 external filters.
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Stephen wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 17:26 pm I'm using the Fluval Plant 3.0 Bluetooth LED, 59W, 48-60″ (122-153 cm).
I like it.
Is it mounted inside your hood?
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Lo1 wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 17:28 pm
Stephen wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 17:26 pm I'm using the Fluval Plant 3.0 Bluetooth LED, 59W, 48-60″ (122-153 cm).
I like it.
Is it mounted inside your hood?
Just sits on the glass.
I did think of mounting it inside the hood but the LFS suggested just place it on the sliding glass. The LFS suggestion was the correct one for me.
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Same here, both Fluval AquaSky's sit on the glass and are via the app. :]

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