I just bought the Marineland 60 gallon ensemble and have replaced the t8 bulbs with floramax bulbs and know I need more lighting for my large plant collection. Is this fixture good for plants or some other hidden led system good for plants?
The blue and white Hidden LED light would be suitable for live plants, yes. For this size tank, we recommend at least two of them, depending on the types of plants you plan to keep.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Attaching to a 23g bowfront
I have a 23 gallon bowfront tank, 30" W x 12" D (at the middle' 10" at either end) x 18" H
Can I either
1) attach the light to the front with the suction cups (presumably it can't clip on due to the curve), or
2) attach it to the straight back. The issue at the back is that it has an attached lid, with the hinges on the back frame. I presume that it being waterproof would mean I can have it under the HOB filter.
It would not fit on the front at all, no. You would have to make room for it on the back. It comes in a 17" and a 21".
Date published: 2016-02-16
Use with acrylic tank
Can the hidden led light bar be used in the seaclear 30 gallon acyrlic tank
Most likely not as it needs a frame to clip on to.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Grow plants in a 10 gallon?
I bought the 17" hidden light, will this grow plants in my 10 gallon tank? Would it be considered, low, medium or high light output? This will help me with my plant selection, thank you.
Low to moderate light plants would do well with this light.
Date published: 2016-01-25
are these lights dimmable
would like to be able to dim the lights. this would allow me to use a controller to turn them on/off gradually to desired level to simulate typical daytime light and make the fish more comfortable about lights (no turning off and on when the kids want to see them, etc.)
No, they are not.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Can I replace flourescent with LED lighting?
I have your model PFES12 and the lighting fixture seems corroded. Can I change to an LED and if so, which would be appropriate?
Yes, and no. You cannot place one inside the cover. You would need to cut the cord of the old light, and use a Hidden LED which would snap into the frame at the front of the tank.
Date published: 2016-01-11
looking to get for my tank, 60x18x24, 120 gal, do you think two of these will work? are they programable at all?
They will definitely fit, but no, they are not programable. I'm not sure if they will be enough for your tank since I don't know what you house in your tank. They are extremely bright, however, and good for live plants.
Date published: 2015-11-16
Will it be good for my plants in a 55 gallon standard form?
Yes, it is good for plants in any tank. However, considering the length of your tank, you will need 2 of these.
Date published: 2016-02-27
hidden Led lights
I have both of the hidden led light and both of them have condensation in each tube.. why advertise as water proof when indeed they are not?
Because they are waterproof, however, when they are first plugged in, moisture that was trapped inside, when they were sealed, may cause minor condensation that is not an issue. If they are showing more than minor condensation or it is interfering with their working capability, there may be a bad seal. You have a one year warranty on them.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Why are there two options for size 21"?
Apologies, this was a mistake, and has been fixed.
Date published: 2015-07-16
will a 21 inch one light my 37 gallon tank and will it grow plants
It will definitely aid in growing plants, although your tank is pretty tall. The height will reduce this ability somewhat. This is a very bright light, however, and should have no issues lighting the tank.
Date published: 2015-06-25
What is a good replacement for an Ecplise 3 lighting system? Would the Marineland Hidden LED lighting system be good for both fish and plant life?
Yes, it would. You can install it under the frame in the front of the tank. It would work well with most types of plants.
Date published: 2015-09-15
I have a 6' fish tank, and the top is complicated for lights (not exactly clear). Will this work, and will it grow plants?
Will this light work for plant growthin my 6' fishtank? Would I be better off with 3 21" lights, or 4 17" lights? Or, should I double the amount of light and put some in the front and the back? This is a standard 6' long 125 g tank.
While our Hidden LED lights are not marketed for their strength to grow or sustain aquatic plant growth, depending on the types of plants and your plants' light needs, you may still be successful. The issue is the depth of your tank and how much light energy is needed to permeate through that depth to reach your plants for photsynthesis needs. While you may need to do some extra research on what amount of light energy your plants require, the specs of this LED's light is below (scroll down and click on the "product manuals and instructions" link for lighting spec information).
Date published: 2015-05-19
Marineland Hidden LED Lighting System w/30-gl Saltwater Tank
Are the 460nm blue LEDs enough to support life such as sea anemones and/or plants?
Also, I'd like to leave the blue LEDs on all night? Is this ok for the fish, crustaceans, etc?
This light is meant more as a supplemental light as the white lights in it are not 10,000-14,000 Kelvin. You would need the Reef LED Strip. No, do not leave them on all night as this would not occur in nature, and would be detrimental to the livestock.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Marineland Blue Accent LED Hidden Lighting - Are they dimmable, and can they be used on a timer?
No, and no, they cannot.
Date published: 2015-04-23
I'm trying to get enough light for dwarf baby tears. I currently have a 16 G bow front with a 15 watt light. Will this provide enough extra light?
I need something fully submersible as I have a hang on back filter that would get in the way of hanging another light on the back rim.
Assuming your 15 watt bulb is a grow light or plant bulb with 6500 Kelvin, yes, this should be enough. One note of concern is that I assume you will mostly have the baby tears in the front of the tank since it is a foreground plant. Since your tank is a bow front, this will not fit on the front. It is submersible, so I am assuming you plan on putting it further down on the back of the tank. This may still be too far away if the plants are in the foreground.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Hidden LED Lighting System
Does this lighting system support plant life?
Yes, it will support low to moderate light plants such as java fern, anubias, cryptocoryne, amazon swords, etc.
Date published: 2015-04-13
What size tank does this item fit?
I have a 60 gallon tank. Would this item be to small?
For something like a 60 gallon tank, most people put two of these in the tank. These are 21" long so that would cover 42" of the 48". They are quite bright, by the way, if you are considering them as the sole light for your tank.
Date published: 2015-04-07
When looking at the purchasing options on the site, only the 21-inch fixture shows up. Are there other lengths available? If so, how would I purchase them? Thanks!
It also comes in a 17" length, item number NV33109. They are sold through retail fish stores, and several sites online.
Date published: 2015-02-21
hidden led lighting
Are the hidden led lighting lights suitable for coral growth, and if so how many do I need for my 55 gallon led aquarium kit?
These lights are meant to be more of a supplemental light and should not be relied upon as the sole means of light for a reef tank. I would recommend the 48" Reef LED.
Date published: 2015-02-06
I need a replacement light for my hidden LED lamp, but can't find it anywhere. Do they exist?
No, we do not sell replacement lights. It does have a one year warranty, however.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Can you hook up more than one, end to end?
I currently have one of these light strips on my 20 gallon tank, but am getting ready to set up my 120 gallon tank which is 6' long. What do you suggest?
No, they do not connect like you are hoping. I would recommend the LED strip lights. Which one depends on what you will be housing in the tank, but I would recommend two 48" lights which have legs that extend out to 60 inches. One in front and one in back.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Best way to clean hard water deposits?
Hello, with the hidden LED's being submerged I am wondering the best way to clean them not only for hard water but also for algae that may get behind the light.
1. Can vinegar be used to wipe them down for the hard water?
2. Is it alright to snap the lightbulb out to clean the assembly area? or how do you recommend cleaning around the light itself?
Yes in answer to both questions. The light portion can be pulled out so you can clean around it and clean the black frame portion. I would recommend a distilled white vinegar solution with hot water. Probably a 50:50 ratio and use a soft cloth that won't scratch.
Date published: 2015-01-23
IS THE HIDDEN LED LIGHTING SYSTEM CAPABABLE TO GROW CORALS
Unfortunately, no, it is not.
Date published: 2015-01-13
I have a 180 gallon reef tank and I would like to use this around the entire inside of the tank, is that possible and if so, please advise as to what
Yes, in that it will attach to the top frame all the way around. It comes in a 21" length.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Does this work for glo fish?
Wondering if this light has enough blue lights for Glo fish? Can you run the blue lights with the white lights or would we need to add more blue?
You can run the blue and white lights together or just the blue alone. The blue lights are deeply blue, 460 nm. I would suggest trying just this light to see if it is enough blue for the glofish or not. I think it would be, but that depends on the individual tank. If it is not, then supplement with the Accent Light in Blue.
Date published: 2017-09-27
power adapter purchase for "Hidden LED Lighting System"
i wanted to know how I can purchase 2 "Hidden LED Lighting System" power adapters?
Unfortunately, these are not available separately.
If the lights are within their one year warranty, please contact us direct via email or phone and we can assist you.
Date published: 2014-12-13
Just bought the LED 21" Lighting system and plug doesn't work
The light and on/off switch work fine, but the wall plug connector doesn't work at all. How can I get a new wall plug connector for this. Love the light!
I'm a bit confused as to how the light and on/off switch can work, but the plug does not. However, you would need to send the light back to us for replacing, anyway, as we do not have the plug available separately.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Can we retrofit the LED system onto a Eclipse 24 x 13 lid
The 20 gal ?? aquarium (24" x 13" x 22") aquarium uses a ballast system with 2 fluorescent tubes. Will the 17" or 21" LED system work and fit the eclipse lid?
It will not fit into the lid, but you can attach it to the top frame and hide it under the frame. We would recommend the 21" size for your tank.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Are the lights compatible with Eclipse hoods?
I would like to add a 17" LED strip to the front of a 12 gallon tank with a regular Eclipse 1 hood. Can I run both the fluorescent light in the hood and the LED attachment, or am I limited to one or the other due to lack of space?
You should be able to fit that in no problem. It clips to the top frame and tucks under it.
Date published: 2014-10-28