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The Marineland Single Bright LED Light provides a high quality, natural-looking light that shimmers and creates shadows throughout the water, adding depth and dimension to the aquarium. Use the white LEDs during the day and the blue LEDs at night to enjoy the aquarium at all hours of the day. The LED Light has a unique, sleek, contemporary design that makes other aquarium lights obsolete. Energy efficient Marineland LED Single Bright Lights provide a high quality, natural-looking light that shimmers and creates shadows throughout the water, adding depth and dimension to the aquarium. Highlights Powered by Energy Efficient .06 watt LED's that provide similar output compared to a typical single tube fluorescent light. Slim, stylized lighting profile. Mimics underwater “shimmer” effect of natural sunlight. Energy efficient system that doesn't require any bulb replacement. Two modes of lighting, Daytime (white and blue LEDs), Lunar (blue LEDs only). Lifetime Hours - 17,000 hours Support legs adjust to fit multiple aquarium lengths
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What are the physical dimensions and can I surface mount it to an existing cover?

My customer has a built-i aquarium with a hinged lid.They were using flouescent tubes and desire to change over to LED Double Bright system. I need to know if this system can be suface mounted to this hinged lid. Thank you!
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Also, the DC jack and switch will likely rust out if this is going over open water (if the hinged lid is over open water). The dimensions (length) are different for each model. The width at the end caps is 128.2mm, height of the end cap is 22.8mm. The legs can be removed and replaced upside down, creating anchor points for mounting under the lid. Again, if over open water, this is a bad idea.
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Shouldn’t be an issue. You need to make sure that the top of the housing isn’t touching another surface so that there is proper heat management. We also do not recommend using these fixtures over open aquariums.
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does this light promote live plant growth Interested in buying one but do not want to kill my plants

i have large brazillian swords in my tank have had them for years now dont want to kill them
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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You will need the light listed below......The single bright and double bright led will not provide enough light for your application.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
 
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You should reference our charts for the appropriate PAR/LUX values on our website. I wouldn't recommend the Single Bright LED for plants, really should be the Reef Capable version. The Double Bright LED's can be used for some plants with lower light requirements.
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On the single LED hood, is the light covered against the water?

In my regular hood, the moisture ruined the lights
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Yes, the hood has a raised plexiglass cover which will shield the light from the water. I have this hood/led combo on my 20g and I love it. It's worked well for about a year now.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
 
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Were you using one of our LED light hoods or the Single Bright LED strip light? In the hood, the light is protected. With a strip light you need to use a canopy as the light shouldn't be over open water. If it is the hood, please give us a call to arrange for a replacement, 800.322.1266.
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I have a 46 gallon bowfront which is 36 inches wide. Which size would be better -- the 24-36 or the 36-48?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Get the 36 to 48. The 36 inch light will cover your entire tank.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in our product. The 36" size is the one we would recommend, as the light itself would cover the entire length of the tank. The 24-36" one has a light that is only 24" long. The legs extend to fit a 36" tank.

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LED Lighting

I have a 55 gal tank. What size LED do you recommend? the 36-48 or the 48-60?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Get the 48-60
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Hello,

We would recommend the 48 - 60" fixture so your light would cover from one end to the other of the tank.

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Really two questions: Algae growth and I have a 55gal tank what light is recommended

I already struggle with algae to some extent. I know the Reef light will promote algae growth. What is recommended to avoid giving the algae more of what it wants? The single bright or double bright? Also, what size would work best with one of your 55 gallon rectangular tanks? Not sure if I should go with two lights, one fore each side, or one to cover the entire top. I know the openings are 24X12.

Thanks in advance!
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
 
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If its a freshwater tank, and you have an algae problem, get the single bright unit. You can go with the 2 of the 24 inch units, or on 48 inch unit. I have the 36 inch unit, and have no problem with algae or heat. If you are trying to grow plants, this light will not be bright enough, but if you have fish only, it's perfect. Good luck!
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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For freshwater, the single bright light should be all that is needed. The plants and fish will also need to be considered in the option for lighting. Our site can help you with specifications on lumen/lighting options.
A few things can cause excess algae. The first thing is direct sunlight on the tank. Make sure this isn't happening.
The next thing is excess nutrients. We suggest you have 1 inch of fish per 1 gallon of water. For example, a 10 gallon tank should only have 10 fish that are 1 inch each. You need 3 gallons of water per 1 inch of goldfish. More than this will elevate ammonia and nitrite levels. As a result, the algae will plenty to feed on.
You should do a 25% water change. Scrub down the insides of the glass.
You may want to cut back on your feeding. Your fish should eat all the food in 2 minutes or less.
Thank you.
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Single bright or double bright?

Hey, I have a 90 gallon freshwater tank. It is 18 inches deep. I was wonder if the single or double bright light would be better and what the difference will be between the two?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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The single bright is sufficient if you don't have live plants. The double bright unit will produce enough light for low light live plants. Marineland also makes a light that is designed for plants. If heat is an issue, and you have no live plants, get the single bright. The double bright units get as warm as a T5 light and will add heat to your water.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
 
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Hello,

Both lights are suitable for your tank, and are specifically for freshwater aquariums. The Double Bright is approximately twice as bright so will brighten the tank more. It can also grow low light live plants such as anubias, java fern, or cryptocoryne.

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LED Lighting 30 Gallon

I have a 30 gallon aquarium. I wanted to put plants in the tank. I was going to purchase the single bright LED lighting 36-48 at PetSmart but I was wondering if it is enough light? I just wanted to put wisteria, java fern, and some swords in the tank.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The single bright LED does not provide enough light for live plants. You will need to use the double bright LED. The double bright LED will provide enough light for low light capable plants. If you choose plants that require a lot of light, you will need to get a florescent T5 light to support that. Be warned, high light in a freshwater aquarium will produce A LOT of algae!! Be prepared to clean your tank 3 times a week!! Hope this helps.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The double bright would help those plants thrive, if it is an option with your set up.
Thanks.
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LED single light or double light?

Hi, I just bought this LED single bright light. It's a 25 gallon, it's a 19 1/2" deep. 24" across and 12" wide. The lunar light mode is very dim, the daylight mode is perfect. Do I need to buy a double light to increase lunar mode?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The lunar mode is meant to reproduce natural moon light. It's not going to be super bright. If you want a brighter effect, you could purchase the marineland blue accent light. IMO, that would be overkill, but it will give you an intense blue lighting effect.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
 
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This would depend on the type of corals or effects you are wanting with your tank. I have emailed the PAR/LUX chart to your email address.

Thanks.
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LED vs fluorescent heat production

My fish room gets too warm in the summer. To help alleviate this situation, I recently purchased two 48"-60" LED Double Bright lighting systems to replace the present fluorescent lighting systems on two of my aquariums. The transformers and hoods on the two 48"-60" LED Double Bright lighting systems feel (very crude estimate I realize) to produce as much or more heat than the two fluorescent systems (twin T8s) they replaced. From what I've read on the web, LEDs are more efficient and produce less heat than fluorescent lights. My present experience leads me to believe that purchasing more LED systems will not help reduce summer temperatures in my fishroom. What am I missing?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The double bright led lights are very efficient, but they do produce a considerable amount of heat. If your tanks are getting warm b/c of this, I would recommend getting single bright units. These lights will not support live plants, but if you pair them up, will provide great light. The single bright units produce no heat whatsoever. Also, if the room is hot, you may consider installing a fan in the room.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
 
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LEDs produce heat but the heat is radiated from the back of the fixture not from the light source. This may produce warm temperatures on the housing as it is a heat sink for the LEDs as well. Fluorescents and other lighting technologies radiate heat from the light source (sometimes very significant heat). This heat can be significant enough to heat the aquarium water. My personal experience, especially with the double brights, is that while the housing gets a little warm, it is not significant enough to raise the ambient air temperature of a room.
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Single Brite LED

I have a 36 gallon corner style African Cichlid tank. I'm thinking about chaneging from my two 15" Florescent bulbs to the 18-24" Single Brite LED's. Will the LED's give me the light spectrum that I need to keep my fish healthly? Also I sometimes but some Java Fern and Anubis in the tank. Will this LED light be OK?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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I would recommend the Double Bright LED's. Please reference the LED flip book on the product page and it will give you all of the lighting specs for all of our LED offerings. Thanks.
 
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Marineland single bright led lighting system

I have a 30 gallon tank and I just puchased the 24" to 36" led lightning system will this light support live coral
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Sorry, we only recommend the Reef Capable LED's to support coral growth. Please refer to the lighting specs for all of our LED offerings so you can best match up light output with your needs.

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Does the lux info include water absorption or are the specs measured in air?

Single bright led specs
18"- 24" - 790 lux at 12" and 250 lux at 24"
24"- 36" - 950 lux at 12" and 305 lux at 24"
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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These lux values are measured in water.
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I have a small tank - the Eclipse 6. My lamp assembly failed after the bulb was changed out. Is there an LED replacement assembly to fit my needs?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Sorry to hear your lamp assembly failed. There is a 2 year warranty on this product so I would advise calling customer service at 1-800-526-0650 if you are within warranty. There is not an LED replacement to work with the Eclipse models. You can buy parts for the Eclipse tanks online. The Eclipse 6 is a discontinued product so parts may be harder to find. We currently have the Hood w/ Lamp Base Assembly on our website for sale. Go to "Our Products" on the Marineland website, and navigate from there.
http://www.marineland.com/sites/Marineland/products/Detail.aspx?id=3374&terms=eclipse+6
 
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48" 90 gallon tall

which led set up would be best for my 90 gallon tall the 36 to 48 with 600 lumens or the 48 to 60 with 800 lumens ?and which glass canopie should i get with a divider in the middle?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
 
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The measurement I have for the 90 gallon is 48/14 x 18 15/16 x 24 7/8. If this is what you have you can do either LED depending on what you intend to do with the aquarium. If you are just going to have fish with no plants or corals then less lighting would be fine.

The glass canopy for the 90 gallon is 34485, 48" x 18."
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LED Lighting

I have a 35 gallon bow front corner tank. Which model should i get to get the best lighting?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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I see you have a freshwater tank. The type LED lighting you will want will depend on if you are planning on growing plants. You'll want either the Double Bright or the Reef Capable LED light if you are going to grow plants. Some plants have more requirements for stronger light. So if you aim to grow plants I'd probably opt for the Reef Capable LED. They produce a blue spectrum of light for marine tanks but will do fine for growing many types of freshwater plants too.

Whichever fixture you choose you'll need to place a glass canopy over your aquarium first. Moisture will otherwise get into and ruin your fixture. If you don't plan to have plants, or have fish that like lower lighting conditions, then choose the Single Bright LED.
 
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Saltwater?

Can I use the single Bright LED light system in a saltwater aquarium? I dont have a reef tank. Im replacing an old flourescent light housing in a System II aquarium.
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Hello and thank you for your inquiry,

Yes, you may use the Single Bright LED System over a fish-only saltwater tank as long as there is a glass canopy beneath it.

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Can this be used inside of an Eclipse 3 hood?

Can this be used inside of an Eclipse 3 hood if I remove the original light fixture?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
 
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Good morning,

No, unfortunately not. This lighting system must be placed above a glass canopy, which will not fit with an Eclipse system.

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110 Gal Aquarium Compatibility

I have a 110 gal tank and its roughly 25" deep to the top of the substrate. Its a cichlid tank and I would like to see the colors, would the 48" single bright LED be sufficient lighting?
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in our products. Since the tank is rather deep, probably not. We would recommend the Double Bright LED light as it has a higher Kelvin rating and is approximately twice the amount of brightness, similar to two fluorescent tubes.

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Florescent light

I have a 45 gal. fresh water aquarium. It has a florescent single bulb with a glass base and the light housing is separate and can be removed from the aquarium for maintenance of bulb change. Can I change this system over to LED or can I add LED and still use the Florescent system. The aquarium hood is hing ande the lift part is 34 1/2 long and 4 1/2" wide and is not covered with glass or plastic. Only the lighting hood has a glass cover on bottom to keep moisture or water away for florescent bulb. Sorry for this long question and would appreciate any feed back.........Thanks so much
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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You really can't use the LED strip lights with our older hoods. You can however, use a glass canopy and use whichever LED light that best suits your needs.
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