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I have a Marineland Reef Capable LED light system on my 55 gallon reef tank is this enough light for all corals or do i need to buy another one?

Also 4 of the white LED's have gone out wonder if you sell replacements or do i have to buy a new one?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The Reef Capable is recommended for all types of soft corals, but if you have hard corals, you need to check their PAR/Lux requirements against our chart to see if the light is strong enough.

We would recommend two lights on your tank.

No, we do not sell replacement bulbs, as they are wired in a special way. If you are within the one year warranty, give us a call. 1-800-322-1266.

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How come my moonlights only half work?

I bought the double bright LED 36-48 inch strips from Petsmart 6 months ago and only half of the blue/moonlights work on one of the strips. How do I go about getting a replacement? Thanks.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Make sure you are using a glass canopy underneath and that it is plugged into a power strip with surge protection. You would need to ship the light back to us, for replacement. Include your name, address, and phone number in your package.

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do you sell the three mode no/off switch the one on my light system stopped working ?

It is from item #32991 the LED double bright lighting system
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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No, the switch is not available separately. You have a one year warranty on your light system. Please give our support staff a call at 1-800-322-1266.

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I have the marineland 10 gallon Tank with LED hood. Which hidden LED can I add to my system for optimum plant growth?

I noticed there are a few different options, please include model number. I do not know if i should get the red accent or the regular blue and white. I already have LED lighting that came with the tank . this is specifically to help with plant growth. thnks
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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For freshwater plant growth we recommend the Accent LED Lighting System in red 17" (item # NV33108.) This LED gives off a 660nm measure of light which is part of the RGB spectrum. This "color" of light is what plants utlize during photosynthesis.

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Will this be enough light?

I have a 36 gallon bow front aquarium. I want to buy one of your Aquatic Plant LED lights, for a 24-36in aquarium. Will one light be enough for my plants, since it is a bow front, which is a deeper tank? Thanks. Also, what is an excellent CO2 system for my tank? I don't want to build my own.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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While Euro tanks do tend to be deeper, the PAR/LUX at 24" of depth is still rated a 83/4810. Higher up, at a depth of 12", the PAR/LUX measures at 172/10530. The only downfall with bowfront tanks (as you know) is that shadowing can be a problem. One of the reasons that our LED lights are such great growth lights is because they contain lenses that concentrate downward. This ensures light energy is not wasted as the light penetration only angles outward up to 45 degress. Because of this, you may want to think about adding in our smaller, submersible red Accent LED Light at the bow of your tank to ensure there are no "dead" spots.

We don't currently offer any CO2 systems, but try giving Drs. Foster and Smith a call at 1-800-381-7979 as they do have many CO2 systems available for sale.

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Reef / Anenome compatiable?

I have your Marineland 30 gallon tank with LED Lighting and wanting to find out the exact specs on the Lighting (intensity wise) and wondered if they're stronger enough for Anemones or Live Reefs?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The specs of our LED Aquarium Light for the hood/kit that you purchased are as follows:

Total wattage = 5 watts
Kelvin rating = 6000
lumens per LED light = 7.4

Based on these specs, this light is not strong enough to sustain coral life nor anemones. If you would like to grow/keep corals, we recommend you purchase a glass canopy and one of our Reef Capable Double Bright LED systems.

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is the marineland single bright light model num 32997 moisture proof?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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No, none of our leds are waterproof. Well, besides the Hidden and Accent leds. Everything else needs a glass canopy, etc.

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enough lighting for live plants

I have a day/night lit hood from a 29 gallon aquarium kit from Marineland. Does it provide enough light to sustain live plant life? If not, what do you recommend?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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No, it is not the right rating. You would want to supplement with the Hidden LED light, which tucks under your frame, in the 21" length.

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I purchased the 10 gallon kit with LED lighting. Are these LED's ok for live plants?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
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No, they are not rated for live plants. Low light plants do seem to do alright under them. These would be plants such as anubias, java and crypts. They would need to be planted directly under the light though, and would not grow rapidly or bloom.

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Lights for 10 gallon tank

I have a ten gallon freshwater tank 20" length, I am putting live plants in it. What are my light options for 10 gallon tank ?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Actually, there are quite a few. We have found that the Single Bright LED seems to do well in smaller tanks, like the 10 gallon, if plants are low light varieties such as anubias, cryptocoryne, or java fern. The Double Bright does well also. If you are going to use moderate to high light plants, we would recommend the Aquatic Plant Light System.

Another option is to start with the Single Bright and if you decide to add high light plants, the Hidden LED light would make a great supplemental light as it is the proper kelvin (6500) and is also 460 nm.

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what should the hidden lights look like installed?

I understand there's 3 different ways to install the lights, I've installed mine "hidden" attached to the rim of the tank, but the lights create quite a glare throughout the room. Maybe I am installing they wrong?
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When you clip them to the frame, they should be directed into the tank. If you clip them to the back frame, I would recommend adjusting them more downward so the light won't be dispelled out into the room. The preferred method is on the front rim, with them adjusted towards the middle of the tank and down.

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Freshwater LED fixture too bright for a non-CO2 tank

MarineLand just came out with a freshwater 6500K LED fixture. Its PAR is 172 at 12 inches. My planted tank does not use CO2. So is this too bright for my tank?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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No, you will be fine with that as long as you have the proper plants. It would be a bit much if your plants are all low light plants.

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I have a 55 gallon fresh water take that I will be planting and I need to know if the double bright led light bar is enough for this.

I'm thinking about the 36 - 48 in bar. Is this appropriate?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The Double Bright does not have the kelvin rating you would need for moderate to high light needy plants. You would need the 48-60" Aquatic Plant System for these. If you intend to just raise java fern, java moss. crypts, anubias, etc, the DB would be okay, but again, you need the 48-60" one.

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On my 37 gal tank I have a "Twin Lamp PFE 3". a part liike a condenser & small light - what are these? can I order them?

One light works and the other will not - the only thing I can see are these two items. They are in the white wire and the one not working is black.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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This is called the lamp base assembly for the Eclipse 3 Filtration and Lighting System. It is no longer available. Neither are the parts for it, besides the light bulbs, lens cover, and lens cover fasteners. You would need to either replace the entire hood/system or you could use the Hidden Led light instead, and just remove the cord, and bulbs from your current light.

The Hidden Led comes in 17" and 21" and is a very bright led light. It offers both blue and white lights, and is 6500 kelvin, 460 nm, great for plants.

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What is the difference between the single bright and double bright LED lighting system?

I will be using your LED lighting system on a 40 gallon breeder tank that will house 2-3 Side View Ranchu goldfish. Could you tell me the difference between the single bright and the double bright systems? I only need the light for visibility, the tank will be in a slightly darker corner of my living room. Do they both include the switch for "White and Blue" and "Blue Only"? Is the double just brighter?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Yes, they are the same, other than the Double Bright is brighter. The single bright has a lot more leds, but they are not of the same quality or brightness as those in the Double Bright. You have the capability of using all of the leds, or just the blue ones, whichever light you choose.

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Lighting

I have an 80 gal bow tank, saltwater no live plants- 48 inches long. What type of LED lighting would i need to illuminate the tank. I have some blue led on top of the tank which is great at night but do you need separate white for other times of the day?
Your lights are really nice that attach to the top rim but not sure they would fit on the front bow.
I have wrestled with lighting for many years and would love to get some good advice. Also wondering if LED lighting curtails the growth of algae?
Thanks
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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No, the Hidden LEDs won't fit on the front because of the curve. You'd have to put them on the back.

I would recommend the 48-60" Double Bright, if you do not have any corals, anemones, or live rock. If you have live rock, you still would want the Reef Capable. No, they don't help with algal growth. That is based on nutrient load, and how many hours a day you run your light.

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Will your 17" Hidden LED fit on the back wall of a 10gal tank that has an Eclipse 1 hood?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
 
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Yes, it will.

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will the Double Bright LED Lighting Systems work in an Eclipse 12 galllon

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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No, as you do not have an area for it to stretch across. If you remove the front of the Eclipse, there will not be anything to protect it from the water. Also, the 12 gallon is curved, so again, it won't fit.

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LED lights and tank width

I have a 75gal reef tank that is 17.5 inches wide. I have purchased two LED reef capable light bars to go across the length of the tank. Is that sufficient lighting to cover the width of the tank as well or should two bars be placed across the width? The front of the tank does not appear as bright as the back, but I don't know how much is too much light for the corals
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Yes, that should be sufficient, if you have two of the 48-60" lights in place, one in front, and one in back. If you mean you have two of the 24-36" lights, end to end, then no, that is not going to be enough.

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the light on off button quit working on my PFE2 lid. Is there a replacement part for this?

Where do I find the part to fix this prob. ?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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You would need the lamp base assembly but this is a discontinued item and no longer available. A replacement would be the Hidden Led light which can be attached to the frame of the tank and tucked neatly under it.

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