Reef Capable LED w/Timer 18"-24"
I used this to replace my halide/actinic setup. Colors are superb! Spot on. My old halide/actinic never looked as good at this one. Power usage is unbelievably low. I am saving about $20 dollars a month on electric costs. I do not have any hard corals but my soft ones just love it. I would think you may need two of these if you got hard corals in the tank. But on the other side, you can keep this light lit much longer than the usual 8 hours because of the low power use and the fact that the LEDs do not burn out or change color over time. The fish like this light much more than the other one. They are out swimming around most of the time that the white lights are lit. It casts nice light and dark shadows in the tank, which gives it much ambiance it never had with my old setup. The integrated timer saves alot of space. I no longer need all these timers shutting the various lights off and on. Tank water no longer heats up, so chiller works alot less.
November 13, 2013
Great product. My Tanganikan Cyclids love it!
Conventional lights were not satisfactory. Too bright for the fish and inevitable algae growth. My fish are much calmer in the blue light. When the whites are on they know it's time to eat.
September 16, 2013
I plan on adding 8 more of these lights.
I got one on a 20 gallon high tank an the growth of coraline i got on my live rock is amazing the live rock been in mytank good 5 months an looked the same as it did when i got it very little coraline bout 2 week s later i got coraline explosion an encrusting algea. i got better coraline growth in this tank then in a tank i got set up that was a 24 gallon all in one deal wish i would have put my zoa under this light. with all the bad reviews i've seen glad i went with my gut an trusted my old friend marineland they never disapointed me yet.
September 11, 2013
I have a 24g nano cube that came with the compact fluorescent lights. Since I was keeping saltwater fish and a few beginner corals like mushrooms, ricordia and starbusrt polyps the tank did very well.
I was asked by my boss to convert his 29g bowfront cichlid tank to a saltwater tank. So as I bought all the stuff to convert I got one of the Marineland LED lights....I was very impressed. I took it out of the box and it was plug and play! I tested quickly over my existing nano cube tank and was so impressed I ordered 2 Marineland LED lights for my tank to update the tank. I'm very happy with the purchase and these LED light fixtures are well worth the money. Nice shimmer effect and everyone at the office especially likes when the lunar lights come on, corals really look cool!
Only negative, is that the fixtures end cap are not water tight. So be cautious about placing above an open top tank...Moisture got into my bosses light and it shorted out. Dr. FS is shipping me a new one since it's under 60 day guarantee. The rep stated that these lights need to be used in conjunction with a glass top. I personally am going to just get some clear silicone to seal up the underside of my lights since it's exposed to the water.
Overall, it's a great product, you wont be disspaointed!!! Love the built in light timer!
May 3, 2013