Editor's Choice - Our Favorite DaToo Aquarium Lights

1. DaToo Aquarium Light Small LED Clip Light for Fish Tank, 1 Yr Warranty

User Ratings: 73 4

DaToo First Impressions

"I couldn't be happier."

I got my light today couldn't wait to put it on my blackwater tank. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too.

  • DaToo Aquarium Light Small LED Clip Light for Fish Tank, 1 Yr Warranty
  • DaToo Aquarium Clip Lights - How to enjoy your beautiful fish at night? DaToo Aquarium Clip Light helps you implement it easily. Both white and blue lights not only make your aquarium more beautiful at night but also promote aquarium plant growth and improve your fish tank's ecological environment. Select DaToo Aquarium Clip Lights and let your fish live in a beautiful and healthy environment
  • High Brightness And Energy Saving - DaToo Aquarium LED Light uses German high-brightness and energy-saving light beads, brightness is 1.5~2 times that of ordinary Aquarium LED light. but energy consumption is only 60% of ordinary LED lights. Select DaToo Aquarium LED Lights, not only provide better light for your fish, but also save electricity fees for you.
  • 360 Degree Light Adjustment - Different light Angle can let your aquarium tank show different feeling. Just gently turn the soft arm of the DaToo Aquarium Lights and you'll get the angle you want. Very Easy. Select DaToo Aquarium Clip Lights, adjust your lighting angle as you like.
  • Safe And Sturdy - Every plastic component of the DaToo Aquarium Clip Light is made with high-quality, Environmentally friendly, Durable, Sturdy plastic. Just gently turn the screw on the clip and you can fix the aquarium light on the tank wall. The sturdy material ensures that DaToo Aquarium LED LIGHTS has a long service life and can be firmly fastened to the wall of your fish tank. Select DaToo Aquarium LED Lights, let us serve you and your fish for life.
  • DaToo Aquarium Service - One Year Warranty and 100% Money-back Guarantee. Your satisfaction is the pursuit of DaToo. Select DaToo Aquarium Product = Own A Private Aquarium Housekeeper. JUST DO IT, Let’t Go!!
  • Manufacture: DaToo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DaToo
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  • Value For Money
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DaToo Final Thoughts

"Definitely submersible."

I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. Overall, this LED light gives new fish tank owners the best bang for the buck. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER!

Overall Score
4.5


(619 Points)

2. WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Fish Tank Light Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp with Extendable Brackets for Fish Tan...

User Ratings: 74

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"It is awsome!"

I added a moon light separately and all is good. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. The entire process took only a few days. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. This light is amazing, especially for the price. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals.

  • WEAVERBIRD Aquarium Fish Tank Light Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp with Extendable Brackets for Fish Tank
  • Durable & saving: Aquarium clip light made of ABS, It's durable and saves powers. Super bright, energy-saving than ordinary LED lights, the energy efficient and long lasting LED produce amazing shimmer to your aquarium.
  • Application: Suitable for 20cm/7.8inch to 30cm/11.8inch fish tank, max. thickness 8mm aquarium, no drilling or cutting.
  • Specification: 110V 50~60Hz US plug, 1000LM, 5W. (Please confirm the parameters before order). Aquarium led light enhance colors in fish and corals and can be used to provide stunning lighting effects in the day or night.
  • Special design: This double head light is specially designed for fish tank, which can light up your fish tank and bring brightness for fish. Help plants to thrive and light up for fishes anytime you want.
  • Special design: This double head light is specially designed for fish tank, which can light up your fish tank and bring brightness for fish. Help plants to thrive and light up for fishes anytime you want.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"Using on 37 gal cube."

Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light.

Overall Score
4.6


(10 Points)

3. 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
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  • Value For Money
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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


(51 Points)

4. MingDak LED Aquarium Plant Light - Fish Tank Light Fixture,Full Spectrum Aquarium Lighting for Fresh...

User Ratings: 75 3

MingDak First Impressions

"Hope it lasts."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. The entire process took only a few days. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. The Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium. I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers.

  • MingDak LED Aquarium Plant Light - Fish Tank Light Fixture,Full Spectrum Aquarium Lighting for Freshwater,White Blue Red Combine LEDs
  • FULL SPECTRUM: The 6500K natural light with the dedicated white, blue and red diodes has just the wavelengths which are the most conducive to plant growth. Not include extraneous colors such as green, orange, pink, etc. which grow algae.
  • BRIGHTER & MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT:With more leds , higher lumens stronger illuminance,but lower energy consumption,this light for 18 inch to 24 inch fish tank has 64 leds ,1000 lumens, 3335lux illuminance at 12'', energy consume 11W.
  • BRIGHTNESS ADJUST & TIME SETTING: This led aquarium light with an external multi-function controller which can be adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10%, also can be set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours.
  • 3 LIGHT MODES: White+Blue+red LEDS on,white+red LEDS on and only blue LEDS on. It is not only create a light that mimics the natural underwater effect of sunlight, but also allow for aquarium night time enjoyment.
  • BEAUTIFUL & FUNCTIONAL:Aluminum housing which is slim and sturdy;Adjustable mounting legs can expand from 18 inch to 24 inch,sutable for most tanks with cover or no, with rims or rimless.
  • Manufacture: MingDak
  • Product Dimensions: 15.74 x 2.95 x 0.43 inches; 1.1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak
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MingDak Final Thoughts

"I'll elaborate in a bit."

You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly. Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks.

Overall Score
4.5


(1032 Points)

5. MingDak Fish Tank Clip on Light with Inline Timer, Clamp Aquarium Light with White & Blue LEDs, 3 Li...

User Ratings: 75 2

MingDak First Impressions

"- no color control."

This light is definitely amazing build quality and brightness for the price! That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! Check out the photos on this 20 gallon grow out tank. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output.

  • MingDak Fish Tank Clip on Light with Inline Timer, Clamp Aquarium Light with White & Blue LEDs, 3 Lighting Modes, Dimmable, 7W, 18 LEDs
  • 3 LIGHTING MODES: The white, the bule or the white & blue light brings out the color of everything in tank,creates a wonderful aquascape.
  • BUILT-IN TIMER: Mingdak fish tank clip on light has built-in timer it will come on and go off at the same time every day and light up for 6 hours,10 hours or 12 hours.
  • BUILT-IN DIMMER: Don't worry about over bright issue, you can adjust the brightness with the built-in dimmer for each white light and blue light.
  • WIDE MOUNT CLIP WITH GOOSENECK: Mingdak aquarium clip on light with 0.98 inch wide clip fit for all most fish tank wall, Soft gooseneck can be adjusted by any angles and positions.
  • GOOD FOR PLANT & FISH: Ultra-bright 7000-7500k White LEDs and rich 460nm blue light are sufficient to grow your plant thriving.It also lights your fish in a way that really changes their color to stand out.
  • Manufacture: MingDak
  • Part Number: BB-JL-18
  • Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Color: 18 Led 7w (Timer&dimmer)
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak
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MingDak Final Thoughts

"Thanks Julio!"

I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly.

Overall Score
4.6


(738 Points)

6. Aquarium Lights [Mingdak] LED Fish Tank Hood Light for Freshwater and Saltwater, Universal Extendabl...

User Ratings: 66 9

MingDak First Impressions

"I would recommend buying!"

So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. This is another awsome product from hygger. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect!

  • Aquarium Lights [Mingdak] LED Fish Tank Hood Light for Freshwater and Saltwater, Universal Extendable Stands, 36 LEDs,11-inch,Lighting Color White and Blue
  • Super bright, energy efficient and long lasting LEDs Brighter than one fluorescent tube fixture
  • Aasy-to-install LED light fixture with adjustable mounting legs which fit your aquarium tank from 11 inches to 19 inches
  • Two lighting modes:White & Blue light on for the daylight and only blue light on for the nightlight
  • Meets most of the basic requirements of a freshwater/saltwater tank for purpose of keeping fish happy
  • Provide the ultimate opportunity to create a realistic underwater home-aquarium environment
  • Manufacture: MingDak
  • Part Number: 9706004
  • Item Weight: 15.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak
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MingDak Final Thoughts

"100% recommend!"

But now was an opportunity to upgrade. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect!

Overall Score
4.3


(243 Points)

7. JOYHILL LED Aquarium Lights,Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets,Suitable for Aquatic Reef Coral...

User Ratings: 64 5

JOYHILL First Impressions

"10%-100%-10%."

I contacted NICREW they were great with customer service. I now own 2 of these lights and I love them. They did well enough during the time I had them. This light is amazing, especially for the price. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. I'm very happy with the light performance. The timer works well, and I love that there are different intervals.

  • JOYHILL LED Aquarium Lights,Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets,Suitable for Aquatic Reef Coral Plants and Fish Keeping
  • Timer and DIMMABLE Controller : 4 level brightness. You can adjust the light intensity. 3 Timing mode to chose for your need( 3h 6h 12h)
  • High-quality & SUPER BRIGHT: High-quality SMD 5730 LEDS, Super brighter than other light which Can be used at least 50000 hrs
  • SAFETY OUTPUT VOLTAGE: High efficiency, low energy dissipation, save cost, extend LEDs life span,Recommended for both freshwater and marine tank
  • 4x Extendable bracket: Fits different size aquariums tank in the extendable range (it would looks more beatiful with different height with the Extract two Brackets)
  • The Aquarium Light is not waterproof, don' t put it into water.
  • You can Turn on the light and adjust the light intensity for your aquarium with Dimmable Controller
  • Turn on the timer, Your aquarium light then automatically turn on 3h, then close the light 3h ( 6h or 12h are optional)
  • Super Bright with 4 colors Full Spectrum SMD 5730 LEDs High-quality LEDs
  • Manufacture: JOYHILL
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JOYHILL
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JOYHILL Final Thoughts

"I love it."

I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. Suprized how well it lights up this tank. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer.

Overall Score
4.3


(429 Points)

8. Marine Saltwater Aquarium Light for 10-30 Gallon or 12-18 inches Nano Reef Coral Tank 18W Full Spect...

User Ratings: 65 7

LUXCARE 40A First Impressions

"What a pain!"

Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. Overall build quality is really good. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in.

  • Marine Saltwater Aquarium Light for 10-30 Gallon or 12-18 inches Nano Reef Coral Tank 18W Full Spectrum Light Including Royal Blue (410- 430 nm) Royal Violet (390- 400 nm) , LPS & SPS 80 LEDs
  • PMMA Lens/High Power/Lumen/PAR Value:Total Power 18W and up to 100μmol PAR value at 11.8 inches height. Design with 80pcs Full Spectrum LEDs, 60 degree Optical Lens, ensure the light more concentrated and reducing 30% light loss, improved high PAR/Lumen output and maximize Growth.
  • Full Spectrum 7-Band: 80pcs LED inside. Professional full spectrum light include green (490-560 nm),red (630- 790 nm),royal blue (410- 430 nm),royal violet 390- 400 nm),blue (465 nm),blue (430- 480 nm). Suitable for freshwater and Saltwater aquarium, Reef ,Coral LPS & SPS.
  • Two lighting modes: Full spectrum LEDs for coral tank landscape + coral growth or Blue LEDs only for coral growth, created especially for Saltwater aquarium ,Reef ,Coral LPS & SPS
  • Adjustable Light Color :You can adjust light mode and brightness ;Tap “M” button to Switch 3 light modes, hold button for 4 seconds to turn it off .Tap “W” button to control brightness of White LEDS and Tap “B” button to control brightness of blue LEDs .
  • Safety voltage: 20V input voltage with UL listed wall plug switch power. Our 30-day money back guarantee policy and 3 Years Warranty.
  • Manufacture: LUXCARE
  • Material: Metal
  • Item Weight: 1.52 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LUXCARE 40A
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LUXCARE 40A Final Thoughts

"Look at this!"

Overall build quality is really good. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. This light has some great intensity to it. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. This will also give you the blue lights while the whites are on throughout the day. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank.

Overall Score
4.3


(51 Points)

9. Aquarium Fish Tank Light Use 6 SMD RGB LEDs to Provide 16 Colors Changing and 4 Lighting Modes for B...

User Ratings: 72 5

Doomiyaa SPLANee1c36697558-433 First Impressions

"It worked."

The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. This light is amazing, especially for the price. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output.

  • Aquarium Fish Tank Light Use 6 SMD RGB LEDs to Provide 16 Colors Changing and 4 Lighting Modes for Background Decoration, 10000h Service Life, Full Waterproof, Wireless Remote Control, Doomiyaa
  • [Colorful Changing]the fish tank light provide 16 colors changed and 4 lighting modes by use 6 Energy Efficient RGB LEDS for background decoration of aquatic fish and plants.
  • [Long Lighting Time]the fish tank lamp have long 12 months service life because of using high quality leds and new technology.
  • [Submersible LED Light]the aquarium light is full waterproof and not hot, so it can be placed on the bottom of the fish tank or outside of water by sucker.
  • [Wireless Remote Control]the led aquarium light use IR system to control the colors and modes changing, adjust brightness. Please aim at the receiver when control the light.
  • Package Include:1 x Aquarium Light, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x IR Controller, 2 x Suckers, 1 x User Guide.
  • Manufacture: DUOYANG
  • Material: Acrylic
  • Item Weight: 7 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Color: 7.4''
  • Style: Classic
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 batteries required. (included)
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: Yes
  • Batteries Required?: Yes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Doomiyaa SPLANee1c36697558-433
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Doomiyaa SPLANee1c36697558-433 Final Thoughts

"Then it'll be 10 stars."

I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. I've had these lights for three weeks and so far they are AWESOME. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too.

Overall Score
4.5


(180 Points)

10. hygger Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LE...

User Ratings: 79 3

hygger First Impressions

"It is awsome!"

The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. I am going to have to order more for my 55s after seeing what this one can do . I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top.

  • hygger Full Spectrum Aquarium Light with Aluminum Alloy Shell Extendable Brackets, White Blue Red LEDs, External Controller, for Freshwater Fish Tank
  • 【Ultra Bright Led Light】this aquarium led light is DC12V/14W, 5730 large leds, super bright, makes the aquarium water look more sparkly clean.Suggest for fish tank 18 inch to 24 inch in width, support low-to-mid light level plant growth. Input: AC100-240V/60HZ. Suitable for freshwater aquarium, not for saltwater use
  • 【Adjustable Brackets】the fish tank light comes with 2 metal and 2 plastic mounting brackets, which are both freely extendable. You can easily to install this led fish tank light on most aquarium tanks, with cover or no, with rims or rimless
  • 【3 Light Color Modes】this aquarium light has 3 light modes: White LEDS, Blue+white+red LEDS, Red+ blue LEDS, it's very easy to shift the color by press the second button for 1 to 3 times on the controller. Color changes will make your one aquarium change to 3 different wonderful views
  • 【Brightness & Timing】 you can adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10% according to your prefer or the light needs of the plants, 5 levels of brightness in total. Besides, on the external controller, you can set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours by pressing the third button for 1 to 3 times
  • 【Durable Aquarium Light】low profile mounting bracket fish tank light, with aluminum alloy metal shell,has a nice feel and fast heat dissipation. With high-quality leds, energy efficient, can last up to 20000 hours of lighting
  • The whole light shell is aluminum alloy metal, nice touch feel, fast heat dissipation.
  • Comes with 2 kinds of extendable mounting brackets.
  • External controller has memory function when timer is off in case of power-down.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 inches; 1.39 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Well worth it I think!"

Also note this is an initial impression review. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. Also note this is an initial impression review.

Overall Score
4.6


(4193 Points)

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