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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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Fayette, IA, USA
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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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kansas city, missouri
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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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Power supply

Where can i purchace the power supply for my double bright led 24' to 36" #24 white and 3 blue led lenses#
Aquarium Type: Both
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Toronto, ON, Canada
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Just give us a call; we will be happy to send one to you, free of charge. 1-800-322-1266.

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Eclipse 12 and LED lighting.

Recently, the fluorescent lighting system on my eclipse 12 died. I removed the whole lighting assembly from the hood and bought one of your LED lighting systems. The problem is, because of the irregular shape of the tank, it won't clip to the frame. I wanted to mount it in the hood, but the suction cups won't stick to the plastic. I tried a reef epoxy, but it smells, it's messy and it doesn't bond properly. I need to know if there is some sort of adhesive I can get that is safe for marine fish and invertebrates that will work to mount the LED lamp inside the hood? Please let me know! Thanks!

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Aquarium Type: Both
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
 
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We usually just recommend silicon sealant. You have to leave it for 24 - 48 hours to cure, before putting it back on the tank.

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Eclipse 3 Hood

Hi, I recently asked how to change the light bulbs in my Eclipse 3 Hood. I can't get them to come out, no matter how I twist or turn them. I also realized the bulbs I bought won't fit anyway. I got 2- 24" inch T8. I want to know what is the replacement hood with lighting and all filtration under it that is made to replace the Eclipse 3 hood. Since you no longer make it. Otherwise I will have no light for my fish when the second bulb blows. I have my Eclipse 3 hood currently on a Seaclear Acrylic 30 Gallon Tank. There is nothing wrong with my tank. It is the hood!
Thank You!
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Long Island, New York, USA
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Well, we usually recommend the Hidden LED to replace the light on the Eclipse 3 but with your type of tank, that will probably not fit as you do not have a frame for it to clip onto. They do come with suction cups, so you could try using those to attach it, but otherwise, I don't know of any substitute that would work with your tank. You might check and see what the tank manufacturer would recommend.

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i have a 32980 light, my power went off for a couple of hours yesterday, and now i can't get the T5 and LED lights to come on. What's wrong?

I've reset the schedule and no luck. The HQI light will come on with manual override but not the other two. Also, on the timer, I can change the hours, but the minutes will not change. Please help!
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Springfield, MO
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If the unit was not plugged into a powerstrip with surge protection it may have received a jolt that short circuited it. Call 1-800-576-6277 for assistance.

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Can I buy a new light switch for my hood or do I have to buy a complete new hood?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Stockton, CA, USA
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You would need a new hood, as light switches are not available separately, since they have to be wired in.

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Programing the timer on the light system

I have a marineland LED light on my saltwater aquarium and the light was unplugged and now the timer is not working. This was placed onto the tank by someone else and don't have a manual or anything. How do I reprogram the light so that the fish have heat over the weekends when no one is here to take care of the tank.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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LED lights do not provide heat. Heat escapes out the top of them, not the bottom, so they will not keep the fish warm. As for a manual, you can download that straight from our website. Go to the product page for your light and click on technical details. You will see a link for the manual. Instructions for setting the timer will be there.

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Can you tell me what the Kelvin measurement is on your LED light bar that is sold with your 37 gallon aquarium kit?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Rochester, NY, USA
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5500 Kelvin. You would need to supplement it if you wish to keep plants.

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Is it normal for the Aquatic Plant fixture to run so hot?

It raises the temp of my water significantly and is almost too hot to touch. I've had it less than six months and I'm starting to wonder if it's somehow broken? It works fine otherwise, just gets so hot.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Heat escapes out the top of the light only, not below. Therefore, it would not be able to heat your water at all. This is one of the big benefits of LED lights.

It releases this heat in a cyclical fashion. In other words, it will be cool to the touch for a few minutes, then it will get hot. And yes, it gets quite hot to the touch when it is releasing the heat. Again, this will not increase water temperature; that would be a different issue with your tank.

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Is part # 3032 for the eclipse 1 still available?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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No, the PR 3032 is no longer available.

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Hidden LED Lighting System - Timmer

Can this light be used with a common household timer?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Sure, it should work fine with a timer. Make sure it is a good quality one.

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How deep will the newer LED lights (that mount to the rim or inside with a suction cup) shine in a 48x24x30 (#97009) or deeper tank?

Would it be to bright for certain sea life nearer to the bottom of the light?
What lessons were learned to make this a good choice?
Does it function as the sun and moon for the benefit of the tank?
Thank you in advance.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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The lights are meant for simple illumination. We have not tested them for photosynthesis. The Hidden LED lights are 6500 kelvin.

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