I had a chance today to see the new Marineland Aquatic Plant LED light for the first time. I do not mean to tease, but these are worth the effort and are now in stock.

Available in four sizes with the light fixture from 18”-48” (leg extensions allow it them to fit from 18”-60” aquariums), these fixtures are designed to provide the proper spectrum and intensity for a planted freshwater tank. The manufacturer provides PAR (Photosynthetic Active Radiation) and LUX ratings for each fixture at 12” and 24” depths. To achieve the proper spectrum, there are several 1 W 6500K white LED’s and a few  3 W RBG LED’s with a special dispersion lens to spread the mixed Red/Blue/Green light throughout the aquarium. The end result is a very pleasing, crisp white spectrum that accents the colors of the fish and the plants. The light has a single power cord and transformer, but it also has a built in timer to allow you to set different photoperiods for the 6500K and RBG LED’s. The sleek design is attractive and will become warm to the touch as it radiates the heat away from the aquarium. Check out the Marineland Aquatic Plant LED light at PetSolutions today to try out this much anticipated plant LED fixture!

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  • Aquatic plant led lighting system shows a different look, so its a great product. Thank for adding this info about plant lighting system.

  • I currently have a planted 90 gallon aquarium. My question to you guys will this light give out the necessary lighting needed for stem plants that are in the red species of plants without the need to add more lighting or are the T5's still the way to go for these particular types of plants? To bring out there natural deep reds that some plants like for example Rotala sp. red, Rotala Macranda, and some other plants in the red species that I also have in another smaller tank just to keep propagating and introduce into my larger aquarium. These are housed in a 20 gallon long which is only 12" tall as oppose to a 24" deep aquarium with at least 3"-5" of substrate at the bottom of my tank. If I can still grow my most demanding of plants with this LED by Marineland without the need of extra lighting and the extra expense of these typical bulbs to replace every year or so then sign me up for the future of aquarium lighting and if these fixtures have no problems with LED's that may be faulty and diminsh there lighting capacity for the amount of hours that are stated in there website then you can make a buyer out of me. I just need more people that have deep tanks to write in and give for example a comparison to what they use to light there tanks with and compare there lighting to your Marineland LED lighting for planted tank fixtures. Like maybe a side by side tank display of T5's dual light output and your LED's by Marineland on a comparison with both tanks having the same type of plants high and low light plants with the same type of ferts and the same length of lighting periods to see the amount of growth in lets say about 1 week leading to at least 1 month and see which fixture will grow out the healthiest plants and bring out the fishes natural colors under the same photo period. Thank you in advance for any help or if this has been done already give me the website that I may be able to obtain said information to see the outcome and I will look into this type of lighting for my aquarium.

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