If I was to buy a led light strip for my 36 gallon bow front would I have to get a all glass hood or could I still use the hood that came with the setup? Setup included a fluorescent light bar.
You should be able to use the hood that came with it. It should have a glass strip or cover, approximately 24-36 inches long so you would need a 24" light to sit on top of it. You can pull the legs out if you need to, and rest the light directly on the glass strip.
Date published: 2016-04-08
We have a Marineland 30X12 LED lighthood and our power went out the other day and since then the day lights blink. The night lights are fine. Is there anything we can do to fix this or do we have to get a new one? If so, what exactly is the replacement
If you did not have it plugged into a power strip with surge protection, it may have been damaged. If so, you would need to buy the replacement light bar. This is sold separately through most pet and fish stores. However, I would leave it off for a day, then try it again to see if it resets itself. I have seen them actually reset this way before.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Re: the Rev. A LED Strip Light that comes with 75G aquarium kits at Petsmart (36"-48"): packaging says 20% brighter than previous model. Is this LED suitable for plants in terms of brightness and wavelength? Thanks, Edwin.
No, it is not. Our Advanced LED Light Strip is suitable for low light plants such as anubias, cryptocoryne, java fern, etc. For high light plants we recommend the Aquatic Plant LED. The light you are inquiring about is meant to be only a "natural daylight" for fish only. It has a kelvin rating of just over 5000 K.
Date published: 2016-03-09
could this light be retrofitted to replace the light hood on my 90 gallon corner tank. looking to upgrade to LED.
Not sure how you want to retrofit it. We never made a 90 gallon corner, but we did make a 70 gallon corner. That one would have taken a 24" to 36" LED light. You can remove the leg assmblies if necessary in order to make it fit. It will then lie directly on a glass canopy.
Date published: 2016-02-18
what wattage required for 60" 185 gal freshwater show tank?
Does light fixture come with programmable system? Are actinic blue lights included in standard fixture, or does this require reef system purchase?
The light in the link you provided is a standard day light for fish only; it has no capabilities for growing plants, aiding corals, etc. The watts information only provides the amount of energy the light uses, and will not help you select the proper light for your purpose. This system is not programmable and does not have actinic lighting in it. For these two features you would indeed need the Reef LED, most likely in the 48-60" size.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Will the blue lights cause the 'glow' I've seen in tanks. It looks like the plants are under a black light.
They will give a dark, purplish "lunar" glow.
Date published: 2016-01-27
24"LED light strip
I bought a used tank I was told it is a 35 gallon pentagon. 36 " wide at widest point and about 20"deep. I have live plants with floramax substrate, root tabs and liquid Co2 used most every day. Will this strip light i just purchased the 24" LED strip plus my 17" hidden LED light that is located top middle of the back of the aquarium sufficient lighting? Its tuff to get all over lighting due to the shape of my tank. The top with tank has 28"strip over the center on tank for the lighting.
If it is our Pentagon, it is 44 gallons, not 35. The LED Strip light is not suitable for live plants, especially high light needy ones. Not even with the Hidden LED as a supplemental light. I am assuming you have high light plants considering you are using CO2. I would recommend the Aquatic Plant Led instead.
Date published: 2016-01-06
can we order 48" - 60" led directly from marineland?
Unfortunately, no, we do not sell direct to consumers. You should be able to order it through www.drsfostersmith.com, www.thatpetplace.com or www.petsolutions.com.
Date published: 2016-04-17
What should I do if the light flashes?
This may be a voltage issue with your home or neighborhood, water damage if you are not using a glass canopy or a wiring issue. I would first plug the unit into a power strip with surge protection if it is not already plugged into one. Secondly, check it for any signs of water damage in or around the leds. And last, call or email us direct. You have a one year warranty on the unit so if it is still under warranty, and the voltage is not the issue, we can assist you.
Date published: 2016-09-10
LED lights on a timer
I bought the adjustable LED light strip for my 30 gallon tank and I love the light. I have it on a timer to go off at night and on in the morning with the bright light. Recently the bright light won't come on in the morning it's a dimmer version. If I switch the switch back and forth it sometimes comes on bright sometimes not. What is the issue with it?
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by bright light. These lights are not generally placed on a timer because you can only use the light one way in that case, with all of the blues only on, or the blues and white on. Whites cannot be on by themselves, and with a timer, you cannot switch between blue/white and blue only.
If you are referring to the white leds, try gently cleaning the covers over the lenses with a soft cloth and hot water/distilled vinegar.
Date published: 2015-11-24
I need to know what voltage this light is. Is it 12v? Lost power plug.
That would depend on the length of the light.
12VDC 1000mA 18-24 inch
15VDC 1000mA 24-36 inch
15VDC 1600mA 36-48 inch
12VDC 3000mA 36W 48-60 inch
Date published: 2016-04-06
A while back I bought from you an l.e.d. strip light that included the blue night lights. Then I bought a "full spectrum" light because I wanted live plants. I was told "full spectrum" was the way to go. But I never had any real luck with the full spectrum light in my 26 gallon bow tank. But I decided to put a couple of live plants in my 10 gallon tank with your l.e.d. light, and they did really well. I now have a standard 20 gallon tank and tried to have live plants in it with the full spectrum light, and within two weeks they looked horrible. So my question is, did I get bad advice with the full spectrum light? Would I be better off with the regular l.e.d. light? I would like a little feedback because I'm tired of buying plants just for them to take a dump a couple of weeks after getting them. I've used both Seachem liquid and tablet fertilizer also, but no C02.
Full spectrum can mean a number of things, depending on how the term is used. What you want to know when you are shopping for a plant light is the kelvin rating of the light. You need 6500 kelvin in order to grow all plants. Low light plants will do fairly well at 6000 kelvin. This would include anubias, java fern, java moss, and cryptocorynes. Our led lights all tend to be close to 6000 kelvin or higher. If you really want to succeed with all types of plants, I would recommend the Aquatic Plant LED or Hidden LED. For low to moderate light plants, the Advanced LED Strip Light is great.
By the way, plants will do poorly for the first month when you bring them home. Do not toss them out. They are raised by growers with only their roots submerged, so the leaves they currently possess when you bring them home are going to die off when submerged. The roots are still good. You've probably been throwing plants away unnecessarily.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Light source for low to moderate light freshwater plants
I just purchased a 29 gallon starter kit and am planning on having live freshwater plants and community fish. I have learned that the LED lights that came with the aquarium are for ornament purposes only and will not sustain plants. Reading some of the answers provided, it has been stated that the Advanced LED can sustain low to moderate freshwater plants and the Aquatic Plant LED can sustain all freshwater plant life. I just wanted to verify if this is correct. I bought the Single Bright LED Lighting System tonight after the salesman at the pet store told me that it would sustain low to moderate plants. It didn't mention any plant lighting on the packaging so when I got home I decided to check the Marineland website. I'm just starting out and need to know which lighting system I would need for a 29 gallon (31" width) tank for freshwater plants (low to moderate). Thank you in advance for your response.
You are correct. The Advanced will support low to moderate light plants, except in really tall tanks, and for all plant life, you would need the Aquatic Plant LED. The Single Bright would not be bright enough.
Date published: 2015-09-25
UV Bulb setup
Does this emit UV waves? If not, do you have anything that emits UV and would fit my marineland 55 gallon setup? It is for turtles.
No, it does not. We currently do not have a uv light for reptiles. However, our Tetra brand will soon be shipping reptile lights that have the capablility of both red lights for night time viewing, and adding any fluorescent style bulb you like to it. It will be similar in size and style to this one, have red led lights in it, and a slot for a bulb.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Is this able to be bought with a UK power plug?
Do you sell overseas and can I get UK power plugs or do I have to have an adaptor?
The answer to your first two questions is no. For the last question, yes, you need an adaptor.
Date published: 2015-09-08
5 gallon LED light replacement
I need to replace the small LED that came with the hood. I have bought two full tanks just to get the hood replaced. Could you please tell me how to order them since they only last about a year.
Please contact us directly either via email or at 1-800-322-1266. All LED lights have a 1 year warranty on them. We would need to know the name of the kit that you own in order to send the correct item.
Date published: 2015-09-08
18-24 inch LED Strip Light, how many watts for the whole unit/LED bulb?
Also, do the blue LEDs take more watts than the white LEDs?
It uses a total of 5 watts.
Date published: 2015-09-16
I purchased a tank 2 years ago and the light strip just died.. Is that warrantied for life or will I have to buy a new strip?
That being said what strip would be best for a 20 gallon tank?
LED lights come with a one year warranty.
Assuming you have freshwater fish only, the 24-36 inch LED Strip.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Do you make a hanging bracket for your led light fixtures?
I want to suspend the light fixture above the aquarium as it is shallow and I want to adjust the light penetration.
No, we don't. Most people pull the legs out of the unit, and then re-insert them upside down. Then they either screw the light to the underside of a wooden canopy or use some type of wire to suspend it from the ceiling.
Date published: 2015-08-05
What would be the appropriate setup?
I have an Oceanic 110 gallon Cichlid tank that is 60-inches long, 18-inches wide, and 24-inches high...
The current T-8 lighting is failing and I'd like to go LED, but want to avoid "dark spots". What would be the best setup with the 60-inch width? I was thinking of potentially buying 2 of the 48-60 LED Strip Lights...
My recommendation would be the two 48-60 inch strips, like you were thinking. Additionally, I would choose the Advanced LED strip, not the regular LED strip.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Does this light have a warranty?
standard led strip light
Like all of our led lights, it has a one year warranty.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Is this good for a planted tank?
I'm going to start a planted tank and I love the design of this light. I will have a variety of plants in my tank so I'm curious is this led strip will be good enough for a planted tank.
No, it is not the right Kelvin. The Advanced LED Strip would suit low to moderate light plants. The Aquatic Plant LED would be recommended for all types of plants.
Date published: 2015-07-09
What size to get?
I have a 15 gallon tank with some goldfish the tank is 24 inches long, would you suggest the 18-24'' or the 24-36'' lights.
For the most light, I would recommend the 24-36 inch size. You will have bulbs from one end to the other, whereas the shorter one will leave shadowy areas around the edges.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Do they come with a power cord or do you have to purchase separate?
There is no power supply in the box
They come with their own power cord, etc. If it is missing, please contact us directly via email or phone. 1-800-322-1266
Date published: 2015-06-04
LED High Efficiency Strip Light (48-60 inches)
Tank Size: 140 Gallons 48” (Width) x 24” Depth) x 29.5” (Height)
I’m interested in: LED High Efficiency Strip Light (48-60 inches)
Due to the 24” (Depth) of tank, will I need One lighting strip or Two?
Due to the 29.5” (Height) will this/these unit/s provide sufficient lighting at the bottom of tank?
I would recommend two lights, and probably the Advanced LED, rather than the LED Strip Light.
Date published: 2015-06-07
I have a six foot wide tank what size light should I get.
Does it come with three led strip lights the way it looks in the picture or does it
only have one led strip in the housing unit.
I would recommend the 36-48 inch long lights, end to end. Yes, there are three rows. Depending on what type of tank you are keeping, you may want two in the front and two in the back.
Date published: 2015-05-27
led day & night
where can I get a strip light for a 15 gal column tank with a opening from 13 to 14 inches. I would like a day and night
We do not make one of that length with both blue and white. We have one under the Tetra name that is white only or blue only. Universal LED Light.
Date published: 2015-05-26
What's the PAR rating for this light?
Hello, I am using (item #32997) LED light strip on a small 10 gallon freshwater aquarium that has live plants. Under this light some of my plants grow great and some don't grow at all. What is the PAR rating for the 18-24 inch single bright LED lighting system, item #32997?
Thank you for your assistance
We do not have PAR ratings on the Single Bright leds as it is only 5000 Kelvin, and not intended for plants or corals. Low light plants such as anubias or java fern may do okay under it, but anything else would not.
Date published: 2015-05-26
How do I order a replacement power socket (female)?
I have a Product No. ML90614-00 36" led light which needs a new power socket on the unit. The male socket (on the cord) is fine, the (female) socket makes noise when the cord is rotated and the lights dim, flicker and go out.
I cleaned the outside of the male end with wet/dry sandpaper and cleaned out the female socket with rubbing alcohol. Works at full brightness again, just flickers a bit if the cord it bumped/moved. The blues on the 2nd panel (far end) are still out, but that's a different issue. Most likely will need re-soldering between the two boards.
Date published: 2015-09-26
does it come with a build in dimmer or would i need to buy on?
Just wondering in case I ever needed to dim the lights.
Neither; this light is not designed to be put on a dimmer.
Date published: 2015-05-14