Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AQUANEAT Aquarium Lights

1. AQUANEAT LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light 12" 20" 24" 30“ 36" 48" Multi-Color Fres...

User Ratings: 73 3

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"So far A+ rating."

The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. I changed my review and contacted Hygger. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! I added a moon light separately and all is good. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish.

  • AQUANEAT LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light 12" 20" 24" 30“ 36" 48" Multi-Color Fresh Water Light
  • Fits aquarium tank from 18" to 24" in length with adjustable mounting brackets
  • Light body without docking brackets: 17” L x 2.7” W. Tank thickness: No limit to rim size
  • Configuration: Total 42 LEDs, 30 pcs 6500K white LED, 6pcs blue LED, 3 pcs pink LED, 3 pcs Green LED
  • Mode: all lights on and all lights off
  • Super bright and energy efficient LEDs, suitable for all freshwater NOTE: KEEP THE LIGHT AWAY FROM THE SPLASHING WATER
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"No remote."

The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. Overall build quality is really good. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! My main display has been running with ecotech radions. It's so bright, I was concerned that I would bleach the corals at the 1 setting. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(717 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated AQUANEAT Aquarium Lights

2. Aquaneat Aquarium Light White and Blue LED 12" 20" 24" 30" 36" 48" Fresh Water Fish Tank Light

User Ratings: 75 3

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"Well worth it I think!"

The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for.

  • Aquaneat Aquarium Light White and Blue LED 12" 20" 24" 30" 36" 48" Fresh Water Fish Tank Light
  • Fits aquarium tank from 18" to 24" in length with adjustable mounting brackets
  • Light body without docking brackets: 17” L x 2.7” W. Tank thickness: No limit to rim size
  • Configuration: total 42 LEDs, 36pcs 6500K white LED, 6pcs blue LED
  • Mode: all lights on and all lights off
  • Super bright and energy efficient LEDs, suitable for all freshwater. NOTE: KEEP THE LIGHT AWAY FROM THE SPLASHING WATER
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT
  • Brightness [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"My cats love it!"

So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(358 Points)

3. Aquaneat LED Aquarium Light Color Adjustable 12" 20" 24" Fish Tank Light Marine FOWLR Blue and White...

User Ratings: 63 5

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"I'm very pleased."

They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light.

  • Aquaneat LED Aquarium Light Color Adjustable 12" 20" 24" Fish Tank Light Marine FOWLR Blue and White
  • Color adjustable with 3 group of LED lights, each group can be turned on and off separately
  • Group 1: only 26 pcs white lights on if you do not like blueish tank; Group 2: 3 blue lights on for night mode; Group 3: another 3 blue lights on
  • There are totally 7 combinations you can set to meet all your need. With the design which blue and white can be controlled separately, you can adjust the color of your tank. If you want more blue, turn on all the blue lights.
  • Fits aquarium tank from 11" to 14" in length with adjustable mounting brackets
  • Suitable for Fresh Water Tank: bright, energy efficient and long lasting full spectrum LEDs emit enough light for your fresh water fish. NOTE: KEEP THE LIGHT AWAY FROM THE SPLASHING WATER
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT
  • Brightness [star rating='3.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"I'll elaborate in a bit."

It's not too bright and not too dim. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. This light is amazing, especially for the price. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(221 Points)

4. AQUANEAT Aquarium Led Clip Lamp Light 48 LEDs Multi Color Full Spectrum Blue White Nano Fish Tank Li...

User Ratings: 68 7

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"Acting completely normal."

This light has some great intensity to it. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. They did well enough during the time I had them. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great.

  • AQUANEAT Aquarium Led Clip Lamp Light 48 LEDs Multi Color Full Spectrum Blue White Nano Fish Tank Light Up to 10 Gal (Blue White for Rimmed Tank)
  • Suitable for all freshwater, cichlids (not for plant)
  • Totally 48 LEDs: 40 pcs white light, 8 pcs blue light
  • Soft arm can be adjusted by any angles and positions; Suitable for standard rimmed tank up to 0.6" (17mm) thick
  • Recommend aquarium tank size: Up to 10 Gal, tank length: 12" - 20"
  • Two Mode: All lights on and All lights off
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT
  • Brightness [star rating='3.4']
  • Quality [star rating='4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.7']

AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"Highly recommended!"

I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. Just got this light today, and WOW!

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(119 Points)

5. NICREW Multi-Colored LED Aquarium Stone Disk, Fish Tank Decorations with LED Light, 2 Inches in Diam...

User Ratings: 63 7

NICREW N15901 First Impressions

"It turns everything blue."

Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well.

  • NICREW Multi-Colored LED Aquarium Stone Disk, Fish Tank Decorations with LED Light, 2 Inches in Diameter
  • Improve the circulation of water to the benefit of your underwater buddies
  • Designed to work with a pump to keep water flowing gradually, with no noise
  • Multi-Colored LEDs light changing colors slowly, make a wonderful view of your aquarium
  • Most effective when viewed in a dark room
  • Each kit contains one stone disk with build-in LED light, 7.8 ft. tubing and power adapter, the pump is NOT included
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Part Number: N15901
  • Item Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Style: Fine
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW N15901
  • Brightness [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.4']

NICREW N15901 Final Thoughts

"I love this light."

Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. There IS a purple hue to this fixture. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(342 Points)

6. Orphek OR3 Reef Aquarium LED Bar – for Coral Pop Fluorescent Color Growth and Illumination – 5Wa...

User Ratings: 87

Orphek Aquarium LED Lighting First Impressions

"The blues are beautiful."

I added a moon light separately and all is good. There IS a purple hue to this fixture. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. This light is amazing, especially for the price.

  • Orphek OR3 Reef Aquarium LED Bar – for Coral Pop Fluorescent Color Growth and Illumination – 5Watt Dual Chip LEDs
  • The new model OR3 120 – 2020 comes with NEW LEDs! – Orphek is worldwide recognized by being the leader in LED Aquarium lighting solutions capable of delivering products that provide perfect intensity/efficiency.
  • (SPECTRUM) The OR3 LED Bar Blue Plus is a combination of the spectrum of the OR Blue Sky and OR UV Violet that POP your corals fluorescent color and growth!
  • (LEDs) 36 new costomized high efficiency 5w Dual-Core power LEDs that are even more technologically advanced, therefore more efficient! – Our LEDs will last longer because we have improved its life span and are more resistant to higher heat! – Highest PAR longevity with really minimum loss over the years! Not only that, we have also improved its internal lens!
  • (VERSATILE) You can add as many as you wish or combine with Orphek Atlantik / Compact to have an even more amazing tank! – You can combine with other brands for extra coral pop, health and grow!
  • (WARRANTY & CUSTOMER SUPPORT) - Amazon 30 days return guarantee plus Warranty and Support from Orphek. Also if you have any questions, please contact us via Amazon Q&A section.
  • Manufacture: ORPHEK LIMITED
  • Product Dimensions: 48.62 x 1.97 x 1.42 inches; 6.55 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Orphek Aquarium LED Lighting
  • Brightness [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Orphek Aquarium LED Lighting Final Thoughts

"These lights are great."

The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. My only complaint is the missing seal. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. Suprized how well it lights up this tank.

Overall Score
4.9

[star rating="4.9"]
(20 Points)

7. Aqueon OptiBright MAX LED Light, 48 to 54 Inches, Remote Control Aquarium Lamp

User Ratings: 90 10

Aqueon 1002533617 First Impressions

"Switch has 3 settings."

So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. This lights had the reviews i was looking for. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. I'm very happy with the light performance.

  • Aqueon OptiBright MAX LED Light, 48 to 54 Inches, Remote Control Aquarium Lamp
  • Adjustable mounting brackets: 48 to 54 inches long
  • Fits aquariums size 33 and 40 long, 55, 72 bow front
  • Jam packed with bright LEDs for MAXimum aquarium illumination
  • Includes RF remote control of 24-hour light timer and individual light intensity
  • With this kind of power, you can grow and sustain most low-medium light level plants in your aquatic ecosystem
  • Manufacture: AQUEON
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 4.5 x 49 inches; 4.15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 1002533617
  • Brightness [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Aqueon 1002533617 Final Thoughts

"My cats love it!"

If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. Just got this light today, and WOW! So if you set it to white only, it will default to ALL lights on. Sealed very well and the shipping was next day. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. It's not too bright and not too dim.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(12 Points)

8. GloFish Blue & White LED Stick Light For Various Aquariums

User Ratings: 77 4

GloFish 29039 First Impressions

"So took a chance."

I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. I may purchase this if I decide to start a frag tank. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit.

  • GloFish Blue & White LED Stick Light For Various Aquariums
  • BLUE AND WHITE LED LIGHT Easily convert an aquarium into a stunning home for your GloFish fluorescent fish
  • TWO MODES Transform your aquarium in moonlight mode (blue LED lights on) to make GloFish décor and fish fluoresce even more brilliantly or in sunlight mode (white and blue LED lights on) for vivid colors
  • QUICK INSTALL The quick install makes it easy and convenient to turn any aquarium into a GloFish aquarium
  • UNIVERSAL USE This LED light can be added to any framed aquarium and works with any light hood or glass canopy
  • BRINGING COLOR TO LIFE GloFish fluorescent fish and products create a complete underwater fluorescent experience
  • Manufacture: GloFish
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 4 x 2 inches; 4 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GloFish 29039
  • Brightness [star rating='4']
  • Quality [star rating='3.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

GloFish 29039 Final Thoughts

"I have two reef tanks."

I purchased three of these for my 240 gallon reef tank and they work incredibly well. ‍♂️Rgbw, Multiple settings, 3 stage timer. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Trust me u will not be disappointed! Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(362 Points)

9. NICREW 30W Reef LED Aquarium Light, Dimmable Marine LED Light with Dual Channel Wired Controller, Na...

User Ratings: 73 4

NICREW First Impressions

"Well worth it I think!"

This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service.

  • NICREW 30W Reef LED Aquarium Light, Dimmable Marine LED Light with Dual Channel Wired Controller, Nano Fish Tank Light for Saltwater Coral Fish Tanks
  • Full color spectrum (popular blue spectrum, red, green and Violet+UV) light promotes optimal coral growth and enhances dramatic coloration, while creating a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium
  • Adjustable light intensity with 6 levels, white and blue channels can be operated together or independently, control the light intensity and spectrum to create the perfect light environment for your saltwater aquariums
  • With a recommended spread of 18''x18'', the light has a peak PAR of 100µMol at a depth of 24 inches, suitable for LPS corals and soft corals reef tanks
  • Easily mount the light on your rimmed or rimless tank with the gooseneck mount included, you can also choose to suspend the light above your aquarium with hanging kit (included)
  • Compatible with NICREW Dual Channel timer (sold separately), gradually turns the light on to simulate sunrise and dim the light to simulate sunset
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Item Weight: 3.64 pounds
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW
  • Brightness [star rating='4.7']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

NICREW Final Thoughts

"The brackets work nicely."

Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. The last pic is the blue setting on the NICREW light. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. Overall build quality is really good. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. The entire process took only a few days.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(51 Points)

10. MingDak Aquarium Light Timer, Led Aquarium Light Controller, Fish Tank Light Timer & Dimmer,LED Ligh...

User Ratings: 54 12

MingDak First Impressions

"But for a DISPLAY."

Overall build quality is really good. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. This light is even better than I expected! When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer.

  • MingDak Aquarium Light Timer, Led Aquarium Light Controller, Fish Tank Light Timer & Dimmer,LED Light Ramp Timer,24-Hour Digital Programmable
  • APPLICABLE LIGHTS: Before order, make sure your light is a dimmable light with DC connector(5.5 x 2.1 mm or 5.5 x 2.5 mm). Our timer should work with light 0-30V output voltage. It would be nice, you choose MingDak's light.
  • SIMULATE SUNRISE & SUNSET - The Ramp Timer is a fully programmable 24-hour LED lighting controller that not only turns your lights on and off, but it also simulates a gentle sunrise and sunset for your critters.
  • PROGRAMMABLE - At the pre-programmed “on” time, the Ramp Timer slowly increases the lighting level to full brightness over a period of 15 minutes. When the programmed “off” time is reached, it gradually dims the light over 15 minutes before turning off.Can also be used as a dimmer, it can be adjusted from 1 – 100% brightness.
  • BENEFITS- Help you keep the lights on and off the same time every day.Slowly acclimates animals to the high brightness that LEDs produce. This slow acclimation helps reduce stress often caused by sudden light intensity changes and provides a more natural rhythmic daily light cycle.
  • SUMPLE USE - Simply program your desired on and off times and choose between two modes: on/off or on/off with a 15 minute ramp up and dim down. A manual button even allows you to turn your lights on or off instantly.
  • Manufacture: MingDak
  • Item Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.54 x 1.57 x 0.59 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak
  • Brightness [star rating='4.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='2.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.2']

MingDak Final Thoughts

"I love it."

The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too.

Overall Score
3.9

[star rating="3.9"]
(232 Points)

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