MARINELAND® 55 Gallon LED Hood Aquarium & Stand Ensemble
review on the HOOD ONLY
I just bought two of the marineland hoods for my 55 gallon tank. I didn't see them on line to review just the hood so I'll make my review on this.
I have a different brand LED hood for my 10 gallon and loved it. The marineland being a little better I decided to get them for my 55. I love that you can also have the blue lighting. It came with clips for the back so you can lift up the hoods and not have to take them completely off but none of them fit my tank. I have a normal 55 gallon. They can be a bit of a pain to take them off to do water changes or anything else. But they are very light and easy to move. The only thing I'm not really happy with is they aren't as bright as I would think they should be. There seems to be a darkness in the middle of my tank. The light doesn't seem to shine bright all the way to the bottom either. I do like them and would recommend them, I only wish they were brighter. To me they would work better on a smaller tank.
September 16, 2014
Great Tank for the money
We upgraded from a older 55 gallon to this new 55 gallon. Love the LED lights and the moonlight looks cool at night time. Tank is good quality and the extras it came with made it worth the purchase. The LED lighting was the deciding factor for my purchase.
February 1, 2014
I am interested to read the other one star review. Did you return one of your leaking units to the Concord store in CA? I just purchased the floor model today and guess what....it leaked when I was filling it up. Not just a slow trickle...a fast flow of water. I am thoroughly annoyed at the lack of quality. Yes I should have spent more....but I should be buying a product that is watertight. Is there no quality control?
What will Petsmart do to make it right?
September 28, 2013
Great buy when on sale
I got this when it was on sale for their aquarium tank sale. When all tanks (30-75 gallon) were half price or so. I was going to get a Top Fin 75 gallon, but they were sold out. I opted for Marineland because it was reviewed well here and on Marineland's own website. I, however, didn't get the stand. My store wasn't carrying it. Which I am not complaining about. The stands they had seemed so flimsy. I had one custom made for me. Works great & has two shelves below.
I've read many complaints about the hood hinges. I opted to not use them. I don't mind lifted the lid, holding it as I feed my fish. Nor do I mind lifting it off to vacuum and clean. The filter is really good. My only complaint would be that it makes constant noise. Like a little waterfall. You'll get used to it, but every so often, especially if it's quiet, it can grate on your nerves. But that one small thing is no reason to not get it.
I opted not to put anything in my tank except gravel. I have fancy goldfish and didn't see the need for decorations or any fake/real plants.
July 19, 2013