MARINELAND® Aquatic Plant LED Lighting System and Timer
This product is easy to program and looks great, There are only 2 problems, one is that it gets really hot which isn't a big deal and two is that a year and two months after I got it the blue lights just stopped working, I only have the lights on for 10hrs a day and they still stopped working....that's quite a bit less than the projected 50,000 hour lifetime advertised on the product.
August 25, 2014
very user friendly
I see great plant growth after just 5 days, and my fish are more active. It Has a nice shimmer effect. This replaced a SHO bulb and was a great replacement recommendation from barbara. It does run a tad warm as it has no fan to keep it cool, However it does not seem to affect performance. It can increase some algae growth, but if you limit the white lights to around 8 to 10 hours and do regular maintenance you should be able to keep algae to a minimum. I recommend either wiping the lenses off once a week or place a glass top on your tank to minimise hard water deposits on the lenses.
July 10, 2014
24-36" Plant light
I was very pleased when I got the light to see the light is very well made. When I turned it on, my excitement level went up.The light is very bright and the moon light looks great. I have no doubt I can grow lush plants with this light.The timer just finishes off the great quality of the light. I will be buying an 18-24" light for my other tank.
March 19, 2014
An Amazing LED
I received a 36" Fixture and loved it from the start. The design is sleek and modern which matched the look i was going for with a black metal stand. I ran the default setting on the light and was able to grow dwarf hairgrass and dwarf baby tears with out any problems. I was able to from a nice hairgrass carpet without CO2. Once I added CO2 I had to trim most of the fore and mid ground planted weekly. The build of te fixture is hardy and well designed. The heat plate on the top to absorb heat is a great feature.
Overall its a great light. You don't need to combine it with another light to get great results like I read about some other LEDs.
February 13, 2014