My marineland LED strip stopped working, not sure if it shorted out. Is there anywhere that can repair this?
No, it can't be repaired. However, plug the adaptor into a wall and look for a bright green dot. If you do not see this light, most likely you only need the adaptor, and we can send you one of those. Also, the light has a one-year warranty so if you are within that warranty period, we can replace the entire light if that is necessary. Please call us at 1-800-322-1266.
Date published: 2016-09-15
I am having a problem with my light. It will turn on and light up but the light is very dim, not a bright as before. I tried turning slightly the plug that it connects to and it will become brighter but not stay bright, What can I do?
Since turning the plug seems to affect it that is possibly a transformer issue or possibly an issue with the connection between the light and the transformer. If you have had the unit less than a year, it would be under warranty. If it is not under warranty, however, we would still be happy to send you a transformer to try. I will reach out to you directly.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Interested in the 36-48 inch single bright for my 46 bowfront. How many white, and blue bulbs does it have? How many watts? How many lumens? How many kelvins? Is the light more white, or orange/yellow looking? If ordered from Amazon is it under warranty?
102 white bulbs, and 6 blue bulbs. 7 watts total, PAR is 16 at 12" and 12 at 24", Lux is 1032 at 12", and 923 at 24", Kelvin is 6417. It is more white. It does not matter what vendor you use, as long as it is not second hand. Must be brand new to have warranty. It is not recommended for planted tanks or reef tanks.
Date published: 2016-07-06
3 years into having my LED strip light, I have started having a MAJOR algae problem. I've read that LED lights should be replaced every 6 months to avoid excessive algae growth. Do you sell a light replacement or do I need a whole new unit?
Neither. Algae is caused by excess nutrients. It can be caused by tap water as well, that is high in phosphates and nitrates. Algae can occur at any time, age of the tank. LED bulbs are not replaceable, so it would require the entire strip, but it is not necessary. Do a couple of good water changes of 30% a few days apart, and then add Tetra SafeStart Plus. Make sure you vacuum the gravel well.
Date published: 2016-06-09
What is the wattage for each model (size) of this light. I have various size aquariums, so I would be buying different size lights.
I apologize, I hit the approve button too quickly. For the regular LED Light Strip, the wattage is 3, 5, 7, and 10, respectively.
Date published: 2016-05-02
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
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
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
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
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