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led lites

I have a 125 gal. freshwater tank that has no plants, just fish and plastic plants. I have two 36 flourescent fixtures that sit on the glass doors, I wanted to know if one 48-60" led lite is substantial for this tank.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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No. It would leave a lot of shadowy areas as the light fixture itself is only 48" long. The legs extend out to grip the ends of the tank. We would recommend 2 of the 36" lights in LED as well.

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Broken hinges (not clips) of LED Aquarium (30"W x 12"D x 22"H)

The hinges of the hood broke. Since the hinges are attached to the hood I presume I need a whole new hood. Where can I get it from? What are the advantages of LED vs flourescent lighting?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Yes, that would require a hood. We sell hoods through independent fish stores and several websites like www.aquariumguys.com, www.thatfishplace.com, www.petmountain.com, etc.

LED is cooler, more energy efficient, and does not require light bulbs to be replaced.

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Why is my led lighting system blinking on and off?

The light is three years old. The white LED is blinking on and off, the blue light is working fine. this problem started a week ago. i have checked all connections and all are fine.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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There may be a wiring issue, or the voltage in your area may be a little low currently or acting erratically. Make sure the unit is plugged into a powerstrip with surge protection as well. This will prevent any stray voltage from affecting it.

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LED for freshwater planted 90 gallon tank with co2. What fixture(s) should I get

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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We would recommend two of the 48" - 60" model.

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Why won't my led light work?

Worked this morning and now it doesn't seem to be getting any power. Is there any sort of reset button?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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Hello,
Sorry to hear you are having issues with your light. Unfortunately, there is not a reset button on any of our lights. Please call our customer service department at 1-800-322-1266 between the hours of 7:30 AM-5:30 PM Mon-Fri EST so that we may further assist you. Please make sure to have both your receipt and the product on hand at the time of your call.

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can i get a replacement light for a eclipse twin light hood pfe3?

I have a 29 gallon fish tank. I got the tank and the light hood is busted. It is a pfe3 I want the same hood or something that goes all the way on it.
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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missouri
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Our Eclipse hood units are a discontinued style and we no longer have stock in the replacement Hood Lamp Base Assembly for your PFE3. If your filtration is working and you are open to other light sources, please look into our Hidden LED Light System in the 21" length. You can learn more about this light below:

http://www.marineland.com/Products/...

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55 gallon tank with no center brace

Do u carry a 48in hood that comes in one single cover instead of 2 24inch covers. Please help me . the inside of the 55 has lips u can rest the hood on just not the 2 24inch ones.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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Is your tank a Perfecto tank? Does it have an anchor on the bottom of it? Our 48 x 13 hood comes in two sections, and you have to have the center brace.

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In the Marineland 5-gallon Crescent aquarium kit, the LED lighting instructions state "16 watt or 24 watt." Which is it?

Also, I've seen elsewhere in the Marineland Q and A that each LED is actually only 0.06 Watts (~0.1 Watt), so it seems the true total wattage for 16 LEDs is more like ~ 1 Watt. This seems to contradict the labeling. Please help.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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New Jersey
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16 LEDS at .06 watts for a total of .96 watts.

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Marineland Aquatic Plant LED Lighting on a 90 gallon

I just replaced my 2 bulb T5 HO fixture with your Marineland Aquatic Plant LED Lighting System with timer. I'm wondering how my new lighting compares to the old one in terms of lumens. Basically I'm worried that I may now have insufficient light for my plants because my tank is 24" deep. Most of my plants are pretty low-moderate light plants, but I can't seem to find any kind of chart that compares this fixture T5 HOs. What do you recommend?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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The chart you are seeking is right on our website under the technical details tab. http://www.marineland.com/Products/...

If the tank is 24" deep, we typically recommend two fixtures, one per every 10-12".

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Right lamp?

My wife and I have just set up our Eclipse Hex 5 aquarium and are in the process of letting it sit for 48 hours before we add our betta. We added some aquatic plants: El Nina Fern, Anubias Nana and some Marimo Moss. I read that these plants should receive about 8-10 hours of light a day. My question, would the light on at night count towards the total time? Is having the light on at night when we go to bed a bad idea? Will the lamp (15 watt Incandescent) that came with the tank suffice as a light source for these plants or is there a special lamp needed? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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Nelson, Georgia
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Your light should be on a total of 8-12 hours per day when growing plants. If on all the time, you get a lot of algae. If on at night, the fish don't get a rest period. As to the light you have and plants, the light will not give any of the spectrums needed for the plants to grow. You need the power compact version of the Hex 5 to be able to grow plants. Item number PA0419. It will fit in your fixture, but you will need to devise a cover for the tank so water will not splash up onto it.

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What size aquatic light do I need?

I have a 47 gallon pentagon shaped aquarium. It is 24" deep and currently has space for 1 18" light fixture. Would the 18"-24" aquatic light system be adequate to light my tank and grow plants? If not what would you recommend to get more lights on the tank... I cant find any covers to allow more space for lights... go "top less"? Thanks for your help.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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No, you don't want to go topless, for a lot of reasons. Fish can jump out, splashing water can ruin the lights, etc. You do need more than one 18" light though. I would recommend one of the following options:

1. Use the 18" plant light and add a 17" or 21" Hidden LED beneath your frame for additional light

2. Have a glass company cut a glass canopy for the tank and then use two of the Aquatic Plant Lights, 24-36".

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I have a 55 gallon tank should i buy one 38-48 in lights or two 18-24 in lights

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Depends on what you want to do with the tank. Freshwater fish, live plants, corals, etc.

We would recommend either one 48-60" light or two of the 24-36" lights.

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What size and model LED light do I need for a 72 gallon bow front reef tank with fish

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Florida
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We would recommend two of the 48-60" Reef Capable, as this is a wide tank, and you mentioned it is built as a reef system.

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10 gallon LED hood wattage

What is the total wattage of the LEDs in the 10 gallon hood? (product# 3944)
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
 
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It is a total of 4 watts.

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lighting on fresh water aquarium

Can I use a fluorescent strip on a 55 gal tank with gold fish that does not have a canopy?? On the product info it states that the strip can be used with a glass canopy but it does not say if the strip HAS to be used with a canopy. I have new fluorescent replacement bulbs but the strip has stopped working. I am looking to replace the strip and want to be sure it can be used without a canopy.
Aquarium Type: Both
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All of our non-submersible lighting systems (whether it be our flourescent lighting or LED lighting) MUST be protected by a glass/acrylic canopy as these components are not waterproof and can be damaged by moisture. Damages resulting from moisture (no canopy in place) will void any warranty on these items.

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Attatching the LED light fixture.

I just recently purchased the 20 gallon Bio-Wheel LED aquarium kit and the LED attachment is not locking into place. Is this a manufacture defect? If so, how do I go about getting it fixed please?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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MissyBlue,
The light in the LED aquarium kit can be tricky to lock into place the first go round. Try sliding the light into place at an angle so that the 2 tabs in the back of the hood connect into the channel on the light itself. Once these tabs are lined up, press the front of the light into place. This should "lock" the light down into the hood.

If you are still having problems after trying this, please contact our customer service department Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM at 1-800-322-1266.

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When I go to turn on my LED's the green light on the transformer dies and it won't light up.

I have to plug and unplug it to get the green light to come back on.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Are you plugging it into an outlight or a power strip with surge protection? If the former, try a power strip to control the voltage going through your house as it can vary. If you are already plugging it into a power strip, you may need a new transformer. Call our support staff at 1-800-322-1266 for assistance.

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Modify lighting hood?

I need a new aquarium hood for my 55 gal. aquarium. My current hood has four lights two reg. bulbs & two high intensity (sunlight) bulbs. Would it be possible to substitute one bulb with a black light bulb that would show off my glow Fish or is it best to just buy a separate light for that? I need advice on how to show off the glow fish additions to my tank! Thank you very much for your advice and assistance in advance!!
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Kansas
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If you do not have live plants, I would just replace the two sunlight bulbs with black bulbs, if the fixture allows for this. Otherwise, since you just want to show off the glow fish, buy the Accent LED in Blue. For your size tank, we would recommend two of them.

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adjustable legs

Do you sell the adjustable legs (PR11537) for a 72" lighting system. I can not find them on your site.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Call our support staff for assistance; they will send you some. 800-526-0650.

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Will the Double Bright LED provide adequate lighting for plant growth in a fresh-water tank?

I have a 46 gallon bow front tank with a 36" glass canopy. I was using an Aqueon T8 24" 8000k light, which provided nice color for my fish and was working well for my plants. I need to replace my lighting system. Will the Double Bright LED provide adequate light for plant growth in a freshwater tank ? Since this is lower K rating than the 8000k, will the blue LEDs help to offset the difference and help make the fish colors 'pop' ?

Would the 24-36" be adequate or would I need the 36-48" ?

Do you have any other recommendations, such as a T5 style system, that I should consider ?

Thanks
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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It will definitely not be as bright as 8000 Kelvin, but plants require 6500, not 8000. The DB, however, is only 6000. The blue lights will not help with plant growth either. We would recommend the 36" Aquatic Plant Light.

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