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Hood for SeaClear Eclipse 3 Compatible 40 Gallon Aquarium?

We need to replace the Eclipse 3 system on this aquarium, which has 30" L X 12.5" W X 24" H. The Eclipse 3 fits perfectly - can you tell me whether one of your LED lighting solutions will fit as well? Also which Penguin filter do you recommend?

We were sorry to see the Eclipse 3 get discontinued - it worked well for us.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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You will need to speak with SeaClear as these types of questions will depend on the thickness of the acrylic, etc. As for the filter size, the Penguin 200 would be the proper one to choose.

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What is the recommended light system size for a 65 Gallon Tank?

Tank dimensions: 36 x 18 x 24
I would like to know if you recommend the 24-36 or the 36-48 reef capable lighting system?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Miami
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We would recommend two of the 36" lights, due to the depth of the tank.

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How many Reef Capable LED lights should I purchase for my aquarium?

I have a 120 gallon REEF aquarium (60" length, 18" width, 24" height). I recently purchased your 48-60" Reef Capable LED lighting system. Would I benefit any by adding another SECOND light (same product) to my set up? My reef consists of bubble tip anemones, clams, mushrooms, torch anenome, button polyp coral
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Yes, you would, as wide as your tank is...

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24 hr sophisticated lighting unit

I have a 48 inch halide/T5/led light unit. The two outside went out at the same time, it's not the bulbs. Does this unit have a fuse or ballast that might need replacement? Thanks.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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houston, tx
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Yes, there is a ballast for each type of light within the system. Contact our support staff at 1-800-576-6277.

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Will there be a longer version of the Marineland Reef Capable LED Lighting System available?

I have a 220 gallon, 72 inch long. reef tank and am currently running a Marineland Pro Lighting 72" unit. My concern is that the longest version of the current Marineland Reef Capable LED Lighting System (48" - 60") will be too short for my tank. Will there be a longer version available and, if so, when?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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We have discussed this, but at the moment there are no plans for a longer one.

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How do I replace an LED on one of the 18-24 in reef capable fixtures. It is the style without the timer? I

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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TN
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You cannot replace the bulbs as they are wired in altogether. If you are having an issue, contact our support staff at 1-800-322-1266.

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Is there an LED option for me?

I have a 25 Gallon freshwater "Show Combo" (Tall) Eclipse 2 tank which has a 12X24 hood with a fluorescent light. Is there any Night/ Day LED combos which could replace or circumvent the light which is enclosed in a clear plastic housing? All your light options mention needing a glass covering which this model doesn't include. Please advise.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Northern California
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No, we do not have a LED upgrade for the Eclipse systems. All of the Eclipses have been discontinued as a matter of fact. You would need to replace your whole cover, light and filter.

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How do i fix the light on my Eclipse System 3 Aquarium?

The light fixture on my eclipse system three aquarium has stopped working. I have replaced the bulb but that did not fix it. Is this a wiring malfunction?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Connecticut
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Probably a ballast or transformer. You would need to replace the whole hood. This is a discontinued item, but www.aquariumguys.com, www.petsolutions.com, www.petmountain.com may have replacement parts for it.

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how do I adjust led light from 24 inches out of box to 36 inches to fit my tank?

single bright marineland led light bought in adjustable size 24 to 36. no directions were included in box how to I make it from 24 inches to 36 inches?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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pittsburgh
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Basically, you just pull on the legs to stretch them out. Pull carefully, but very firmly, while holding the light with one hand.

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i have a 48 to 60 inch double bright led light that i have had for a little over a year. i have just gone through my second power supply. is there an

issue with these?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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No, we have not had an issue with the 48-60 inch DB LED. Are you using a glass canopy and careful to keep moisture from getting into the light or endcap? We see a lot of moisture in these lights. This typically happens when a canopy is not in place. My double bright was 4 years old, and running beautifully when I swapped it out with the new plant light for my tank. I again have a glass canopy and no issues.

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I have a 75 gallon tank and would like to know what lighting you would recommend for a reef aquarium?

I have a 75 gallon tank with fish, live rock and brown button polyps growing naturally out of my rock. I would like to add more corals and was wondering how much lighting I would need. The dimensions of my tank are 48" x 20" x 13". I have purchased your 48"-60" reef capable LED system with integrated timer. I have placed the lighting more towards the front where the corals are growing ( or should it be directly in the middle?). Is this enough lighting if I were to add more corals( the tanks is only 13"deep). The coral I would add would sit at about 15"-18".
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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CA
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Yes, one light should suffice. For best effect, place it directly over where the corals will be residing.

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Plant Growing LED Needs

I'm having a custom tank built that is 60 x 18 x 24 high and want to grow freshwater plants. Have heard great things about your plant LED, but what product should I purchase?

Thanks
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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We would recommend 1 or 2 of the 48" Aquatic Plant Lighting System. We say 1 or 2, because you have a taller tank which generally requires more light, and it is deeper, so 2 would be best, but if you are going to only be growing easy, low light plants, you would not need 2, 1 would suffice. So how many fixtures you use, will depend on the types of plants you choose to keep.

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i have a 150gallon tank 72x18x29 an i want to do the leds for my tank but i dont kno which ones to get an i have live plants

an i have live plants an im hearing alot of complaints about the double brights
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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I used the Double Bright for my tank for 3 years without a single issue. However, my plants were all low light plants like java fern, anubias, cryptocoryne. My plants did very well with it, the light worked without any issue. I did use a glass canopy as well. A lot of people incorrectly believe that a glass canopy will affect the light reaching the plants. This is NOT true, and it should definitely be in place at all times.

For YOUR tank, I recommend the Aquatic Plant Lighting System. This is what I have now, and it is for all types of plants, and comes with a timer. I now have other plants in my tank that require more intense lighting. Since your tank is a 72" you could have two lights end to end to run the length, that are 36" each or place one in front and one in back, that are each 48" in length. Again, use glass canopies.

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LED Plant Light

I'm considering using live plants in my tank which is 110 gallon 30 inch tall. My question is wheather or not your LED Plant Light is sufficient for plants at the depth of my tank.

Thank you
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Charleston SC
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Yes, but you would need two units.

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i currently have six aquariums of various sizes from 20g to 120g regards lighting

which led lighting system do you advise for 72"x18"x18" aquarium freshwater cichlids
or the same size for saltwater and soft corals with fish
Aquarium Type: Both
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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For freshwater, we would recommend 2 of the 36" long Double Bright LED fixtures. For saltwater with corals and fish, 2 of the 36" long Reef Capable Led fixtures. In both cases, the two lights would be end to end, running the whole length of the tank.

You could also do 2 of the 48" fixtures, one in front, one behind, to get a bit brighter light, but corals would need to be centered under the lights.

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Marineland® 60 Gallon Heartland Aquarium Ensemble lighting system?

I am planning on purchasing the Marineland® 60 Gallon Heartland Aquarium Ensemble, but before I do I would like to know what the specifics are with the light hood. What size bulbs/how many does this hood hold? I have tried finding this info online but cannot find it anywhere. thank you.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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That is just a standard fluorescent fixture. It has two hoods, each one with an 18" long bulb, 20 watts.

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Will this lighting be adequate?

I recently bought an LED Reef Capable lighting system for my 29G aquarium. I purchased the 18"-24" model thinking it would be adequate. My tank is 30" across by 12" wide around 24" deep. I plan on housing soft coral only and easier to maintain corals. Is this light sufficient enough for my tank. I have a modest FOWLR setup at the present. I thank you for the information.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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If it is a 29 gallon tank, it is only 18" deep. The light should be fine, but will limit you to placing corals directly under it, since it is not long enough to reach the corners.

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Will the Hidden LED lighting system work on my tank?

I have a 45 gallon rectangle planted freshwater tank. The tank dimensions are 36 inched long, 24 inches tall, and 12 inches wide. I have a ton of live plants ranging from low light to medium-high light. I want a hidden LED light system that has blue night lights and a day light. I chose the 17" Hidden LED and 21" Hidden LED. However, I haven't purchased yet and want to know if I can get by with one 21" or should I do two 17"? Will the light reach the bottom of the tank? And most importantly, my tank has a middle brace and there is only enough room to mount something 16.5" long on both sides of the brace... Can the 17" light mount on the rim, even though it will overlap the rim of the tank?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
 
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Hidden LED lights are submersible and meant for mounting wherever you wish to mount them; usually directly under the top frame. You don't mention any other lighting, so if these are going to be the only light, we would recommend two of the 21" lights.

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Marine Series Pro Lighting - Trouble setting HQI

My light has been running a couple of years and I'm trying to adjust the HQI on/off setting. When I press the mode button until the icon is on the HQI light timer, but the T5 icon will also have a dot blinking. Solid dot beside HQI, and blinking beside T5. What am I doing wrong to set the HQI on/off?

I have the Quick Setup Guide in front of me and am following the instructions.

Thanks, Mike
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Hi Mike,

This is something that is easier to troubleshoot via phone. Please call our helpline at 1-800-576-6277. They are on Pacific time.

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Hidden LED system

Will the Hidden LED system provide enought light for my reef tank ?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Greg,
While both the Accent and Hidden LED light systems are wonderful for coral accenting and growth, the lights are not rated to be strong enough to sustain an entire aquarium. So while it can certainly accentuate and encourage more growth, we recommend our Double Bright Reef Capable Lighting system for everyday use due to the PAR/LUX rating.

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