Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluval Aquarium Lights

1. Fluval Aquasky LED Strip Light, 35 Watts

User Ratings: 82 3

Fluval First Impressions

"My cats love it!"

Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. They inquired about the issue with the item and then they replaced it right away. They did well enough during the time I had them. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. I bought the smaller one without realizing it.

  • Fluval Aquasky LED Strip Light, 35 Watts
  • 6500K white LEDs with tri-colored RGB LEDs offer an adjustable light spectrum
  • Replicates various natural environments, as well as creating cloud cover, fading lunar, storm and lightning effects
  • Skypad remote control: adjust your color & sky effects; choose from up to 11 preset sky effects and a wide array of color selections
  • 120 degree light dispersion for full area coverage and uniform lighting
  • Extendable mounting brackets allow easy installation on a variety of aquarium widths
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 3.04 pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fluval Final Thoughts

"The blues are beautiful."

Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. The entire process took only a few days. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. My only complaint is the missing seal. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia.

Overall Score
4.7


(327 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Fluval Aquarium Lights

2. Fluval Fresh and Plant 3.0 LED Light Fixture, 46 Watt

User Ratings: 83 1

Fluval 14522 First Impressions

"Acting completely normal."

I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it.

  • Fluval Fresh and Plant 3.0 LED Light Fixture, 46 Watt
  • Features programmable, gradual 24-hour light cycle settings (sunrise, midday, sunset and night)
  • Includes six unique band waves for full spectrum results
  • Includes optional pre-set habitat light configurations like Lake Malawi, Tropical, and Planted
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 35.83 x 2.64 x 1.02 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 14522
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fluval 14522 Final Thoughts

"Then the bars slide out."

Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. Trust me u will not be disappointed!

Overall Score
4.7


(210 Points)

3. Fluval Marine and Reef 3.0 LED Strip Light 48"-60"

User Ratings: 76 4

Fluval 14517 First Impressions

"They are pretty clear."

So these lights obviously can produce SPS required PAR light levels. This light has some great intensity to it. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. This is another awsome product from hygger. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank.

  • Fluval Marine and Reef 3.0 LED Strip Light 48"-60"
  • Full Spectrum Marine & Reef LED Lighting
  • With essential actinic blue spectral wavelengths
  • Promotes and supports strong coral growth and color
  • Balanced combination of multiple LEDs for optimal coral photosynthetic activity, growth & viewing
  • Features 6 unique LEDs, including 400, 420, 440, 460nm LEDs for outstanding blue spectrum coverage
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Item Weight: 4.49 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 48.03 x 2.64 x 1.02 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 14517
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fluval 14517 Final Thoughts

"I am loving it so far!"

I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. Cycling through brightness levels is awkward as well. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. We just run the bright lights during the day.

Overall Score
4.6


(108 Points)

4. Fluval AQUASKY 2.0 LED Aquarium Light 15-24"

User Ratings: 86 3

Fluval First Impressions

"Hope it lasts."

I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted. When I ordered my second light it arrived with a dead transformer. I actually thought the tank had constant algae blooms before I got this light. This light coming in at 6500 kelvin is perfect! This light has some great intensity to it. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap.

  • Fluval AQUASKY 2.0 LED Aquarium Light 15-24"
  • Operated exclusively via mobile app
  • Larger Touch-Switch surface and design offers stable control without any fuss
  • Allows you co control the red, green, blue and super bright white LEDs individually
  • Wider coverage – each individual LED casts 120° of illumination for wider, uniform lighting without dead spots
  • Multiple weather effects – from stormy lightning to dense cloud cover, recreate seasonal systems from the world’s great fish habitats
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fluval Final Thoughts

"Good build quality."

Most lights make it still so dark you can't see. You just position it over the glass strip where the old strip light used to sit. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. This light has some great intensity to it. You'll have to DIY it, and even then it might not look great. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply.

Overall Score
4.7


(104 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Fluval Aquarium Lights

5. Fluval Plant Spectrum 3.0 Bluetooth LED Strip Light 15-24", 22 Watts

User Ratings: 85

Fluval First Impressions

"So we used tape."

The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light.

  • Fluval Plant Spectrum 3.0 Bluetooth LED Strip Light 15-24", 22 Watts
  • Features programmable, gradual 24-hour light cycle settings (sunrise, midday, sunset and night)
  • Includes six unique band waves for full spectrum results
  • Includes optional pre-set habitat light configurations like Lake Malawi, Tropical, and Planted
  • Manufacture: Hagen
  • Material: Plastic, Metal
  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Fluval Final Thoughts

"Actual length of the 7."

I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. They did well enough during the time I had them. The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. I have the tank set up as a riverine system, but fairly well planted.

Overall Score
4.8


(35 Points)

6. Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED Klc Aquarium LED Light, Automated Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5-48"

User Ratings: 65 11

Finnex KL-C48A First Impressions

"5 inch units."

I added a moon light separately and all is good. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. It's not too bright and not too dim. When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all.

  • Finnex Planted+ 24/7 LED Klc Aquarium LED Light, Automated Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light, 46.5-48"
  • True customizable sunrise & Sunset effect W/ Controller
  • Hands free: simulating fire Red sunrise to blue starry night
  • 7K/multi-color blend for Plant Growth
  • Sleek designed built in sensor +water resistant LED coating
  • Four Customizable color channels, Dimmable, weather modes
  • Manufacture: Finnex
  • Item Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 46.5 x 3.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Finnex KL-C48A
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Finnex KL-C48A Final Thoughts

"It turns everything blue."

As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. The second pic is my old Top Fin light for comparison. My only complaint is the missing seal. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. No bad algae, Corals show great expansion, nice growth, and good coloration. This light has some great intensity to it.

Overall Score
4.2


(1634 Points)

7. WEAVERBIRD X3 Libra LED Aquarium Fish Tank Light 6W 12 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 600LM for 8-15...

User Ratings: 64

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Using on 37 gal cube."

It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! If you're considering using the LED stick-on lights to upgrade- don't bother. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. I would highly recommend this light for anyone looking. Also note this is an initial impression review. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect.

  • WEAVERBIRD X3 Libra LED Aquarium Fish Tank Light 6W 12 LED Aquarium Planted Clip Lamp 600LM for 8-15 Inch Fish Tank
  • Durable & Saving- LED Aquarium clip light made of ABS, It's durable and saves powers. Super bright, 40% energy-saving than ordinary LED lights, the energy efficient and long lasting LED produce amazing shimmer to your aquarium.
  • Application- Suitable for 20cm/8inch to 40cm/15inch fish tank, max. thickness 6mm aquarium, no drilling or cutting.
  • Specification- 110V,50~60Hz,US plug,600LM, 6W. (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 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.
  • Easy to Installed- Clip on the fish tank wall and will be stable on it. Very easy and convenient. Help plants to thrive and light up for fishes anytime you want. TIPS: The limit of the lamp clip is 6mm.
  • Manufacture: WEAVERBIRD
  • Product Dimensions: 5.91 x 3.66 x 2.56 inches; 3.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WEAVERBIRD
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"The lightning is great."

The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. They immediately sent out the package via UPS but UPS lost it. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants.

Overall Score
4.4


(26 Points)

8. Aquarium Bubble Light, LEDGLE 6 LED Round Fish Tank Air Bubbler, Fish Tank Light with Auto 24 Color ...

User Ratings: 68 7

LEDGLE First Impressions

"Switch has 3 settings."

Now thanks to this light they are not only surviving but thriving also. As long as you seal it before using it, it should perform well. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. My main display has been running with ecotech radions. All my plants doubled in size in a month as shown in the pictures. My standard 10 gallon tank's hood finally crapped out on me. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks.

  • Aquarium Bubble Light, LEDGLE 6 LED Round Fish Tank Air Bubbler, Fish Tank Light with Auto 24 Color Changing LEDs, Fish Tank Stones Accessories Decoration
  • ❤️Add More Oxygen: This aquarium bubbler can connect to air pump for air bubble billow effect (Air pump not included). This fish tank bubbler creates more air bubbles to improve oxygenation and gas exchange, good for fishes' health.
  • ❤️IP68 Waterproof and Multi-Colored Bubbler This fish tank accessoriesc an be easily driven by a air pump (not included) larger than 2.8W, and connects with air tube, creating more oxygen to keep your fishes healthy.❤️A Rainbow Pattern: 24 colors freely change.No need to switch modes.
  • ❤️Convenient to Use: No more other complex instructions, plug and play, only need to connect with the power, able to slow flash and change colors automatically.
  • ❤️With Suction Cups: Capable to easily fix the air bubble light in specified position of bottom after sink into the bottom, which won’t disturb or hurt the fishes.
  • ❤️Versatile Use: Fish tank light has been able to submersible in water, suitable for use in fish tanks, aquarium, fountain and so on.
  • Manufacture: LEDGLE
  • Material: Plastic
  • Item Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Size: 6LED
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Style: Aquarium Bubble Light
  • Power Source: Corded Electric
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LEDGLE
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

LEDGLE Final Thoughts

"2nd time Purchasing!"

The corals look beautiful and the color spectrum is great. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. This light is amazing, especially for the price. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying.

Overall Score
4.3


(215 Points)

9. 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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


(342 Points)

10. AquaIllumination AI Prime 16 HD Reef Aquarium LED

User Ratings: 86 3

AquaIllumination SW-12 First Impressions

"We don't use that."

I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light. Another note, there are more blue LED than red LED. I really wanted to like this light, but ultimately it didn't work for me. They are so much nicer than the florescent lights that came with my tanks. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. Has all the functions I need and want, and I am happy with this purchase. I changed my review and contacted Hygger.

  • AquaIllumination AI Prime 16 HD Reef Aquarium LED
  • Dimensions: 4.88 x 4.88 x 1.3in
  • Wattage: 60W - # of LEDS: 16 (+ 1) Color Channels: 7 (+1)
  • A dedicated moonlight LED and channel has been added in the new Prime HD modules
  • Bluetooth onboard, no more WIFI. No additional controller needed.
  • Utilize all current Prime Mounting Hardware including – Prime Mount, Prime Flex Arm 12”, Prime Flex Arm 18” and the Prime hanging Kit.
  • Manufacture: AquaIllumination
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AquaIllumination SW-12
  • Brightness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AquaIllumination SW-12 Final Thoughts

"I couldn't be happier."

It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived. So my ALL Blues run alone one hour before and an hour after. I contacted Nicrew support over the weekend and received a reply within hours. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank.

Overall Score
4.7


(214 Points)

Copyright © 2021 Rob Aquatics — Primer Child WordPress theme by GoDaddy