Editor's Choice - Our Favorite MarineLand Aquarium Lights

1. Marineland LED Light Hood for Aquariums, Day & Night Light

User Ratings: 66 6

MarineLand 32994 First Impressions

"I'm very pleased."

For the price these lights are incredible. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. Also note this is an initial impression review. I was skeptical about only having 3 lighting types at first. I added a moon light separately and all is good. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank.

  • Marineland LED Light Hood for Aquariums, Day & Night Light
  • DOMED HOOD Sleek design with energy-efficient LED light bar
  • NATURAL EFFECT White LEDs create a shimmering illumination that mimics sunlight’s natural underwater effect
  • HINGED Includes two sets of hinges to fit most popular frame sizes – for easy access during maintenance
  • SIZE Measures 24 inches by 12 inches
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 12.25 x 3.63 inches; 2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand 32994
  • Brightness
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MarineLand 32994 Final Thoughts

"I hope this light lasts."

Trust me u will not be disappointed! The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. It's not too bright and not too dim. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up.

Overall Score
4.3


(2723 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated MarineLand Aquarium Lights

2. MarineLand LED Aquarium Natural Shimmering Light

User Ratings: 75 5

MarineLand 32996 First Impressions

"It is very bright!"

This one beats them all and now Im going to have to get back into some stem plants. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. I have a very big 55 gallon corner tank that had a big hood on the top. I'd use it for a frag tank or maybe even a coral QT.

  • MarineLand LED Aquarium Natural Shimmering Light
  • BRIGHTER LIGHT White LEDs create a shimmering illumination that mimics sunlight’s natural underwater effect – now 25% brighter compared to previous model white LEDs
  • NIGHT LIGHT EFFECT Enjoy your aquarium at night by switching to the blue night light mode
  • RUBBER FEET Use with a glass canopy – rubber feel minimize slipping
  • SIZE For aquariums up to 30 inches long
  • Age Range Description: All Life Stages
  • Update the look of your aquarium with this LED aquarium light and a glass canopy
  • Long lasting 60 mW LEDs, never replace a light bulb again
  • Energy efficient, low voltage power supply helps reduce energy costs
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 1 inches; 12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand 32996
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MarineLand 32996 Final Thoughts

"5 betta tank."

When I added this light my plants where not looking well at all. Few months ago I decided to try my hand at propagation coral. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. I bought the smaller one without realizing it. What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. This light does a great job and grows plants in a rapid rate. PAR readings were taken with an apogee par meter.

Overall Score
4.5


(1037 Points)

3. Marineland Hidden LED Strip Light for Aquariums, White and Blue LEDs

User Ratings: 71 5

MarineLand NV33109 First Impressions

"The price was just right."

It has multiple settings, dimmer and a TIMER! It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. That said, I tried it out today and it's gorgeous! The adjustable brightness levels are awesome too. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. It's not too bright and not too dim. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light.

  • Marineland Hidden LED Strip Light for Aquariums, White and Blue LEDs
  • 6,500K white and 460nm blue LEDs illuminate the tank from within
  • Flexible mounting options include exclusive in frame option, for the ultimate aquarium experience
  • 17 Inch length
  • Directional dial to position the LEDs
  • Single 3 way switch with included cord routing
  • 6, 500k white and 460nm blue lads illuminate the tank from within
  • Flexible mounting options include exclusive in frame option, for the ultimate aquarium experience
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1 x 1.5 inches; 1.07 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand NV33109
  • Brightness
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MarineLand NV33109 Final Thoughts

"I have a 120 gal."

But now was an opportunity to upgrade. Compared to the original Classic, the Plus model is a very nice upgrade. Mainly keeping montiporas, Xenia, birds nest, gorgonians, various sinularia. Thanks u so much Hygger for all the amazing equipment u offer. Both are quality lights, well built with excellent output. The 300w light is 16lbs, so I wouldn't trust using drywall anchors to mount it. It's not an issue now that I understand it, but I thought it was broken at first.

Overall Score
4.4


(244 Points)

4. Marineland Advanced LED Strip Light for Salt & Fresh Water Aquariums

User Ratings: 62 11

MarineLand ML90619 First Impressions

"But I didn't need them."

The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank. However, each brings a distinct look to the tank. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I bought the smaller one without realizing it.

  • Marineland Advanced LED Strip Light for Salt & Fresh Water Aquariums
  • Daylight LED Lamps provides brighter output than two typical fluorescent bulbs
  • Lunar LED Lamps replicate the moon light cycle
  • Integrated timer allows you to control the daytime and lunar settings automatically
  • Adjustable mounting legs for flexibility in 18-24” aquarium widths
  • Energy efficient for up to $50 in annual savings* and up to 5 year lifetime**
  • Refer to the PDF attached below for Manual
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 51.5 x 6.67 x 3.25 inches; 6.42 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand ML90619
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

MarineLand ML90619 Final Thoughts

"It worked."

What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. The entire process took only a few days. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. Just got this light today, and WOW! 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 Nicrew comes with 2 different brackets to make sure it fits your aquarium.

Overall Score
4.1


(157 Points)

5. MingDak LED Aquarium Light, Wireless Remote Control Fish Tank Light,RGB Colored Changing,Brightness ...

User Ratings: 73 3

MingDak First Impressions

"Actual length of the 7."

I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. This light has some great intensity to it. I am very pleased and plan to get the smaller version for my betta tank. It does give a nice look though if that's what you're going for. I like that it has a timer built into the control module too. Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. Wanted to return it but decided to keep it for my quarantine tank.

  • MingDak LED Aquarium Light, Wireless Remote Control Fish Tank Light,RGB Colored Changing,Brightness Adjustable,Underwater Submersible LED Light
  • UP GRADE LIGHT: Up graded RGB light beads brighter than others, long life span and energy saving;Upgraded suction cups give you endless possibilities on how to use these light;Water resistant can be fully submersible.
  • AQUARIUM BACKGROUND LIGHT: Install led light behind aquarium, background lighting create a stunning sunset, a vivid shores of a reef,or highlight submerged caves, takes your underwater view to a hole new level.
  • FISH AQUARIUM LIGHT: Submersive or above water mount ,brightly illuminate your fish with dazzling colors you choose, each color is individually adjustable for endless custom color blends.
  • AMBIANCE LIGHT: The brilliant lighting colors put yourself in the mood to focus, be creative, or simply relax and unwind, experience color therapy both day and night. Set the ambiance for any room or aquascape.
  • REMOTE CONTROL: With 16 solid colors and 4 various light modes, wireless remote control allows you to dial-in whatever color your want, Change intensity, adjust the color changing speed,turn light on/off on-demand.
  • Manufacture: MingDak
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MingDak
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  • Value For Money
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MingDak Final Thoughts

"I'd recommend it."

I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. Will purchase from them again in the future, highly recommended. It illuminates my 20g long fish tank entirely and perfectly. It's not too bright and not too dim. I have seen no flickering or pulsing of these lights as reported by other reviewers. I am running 20 something aquariums and have multiple lights running in my fishroom.

Overall Score
4.5


(1861 Points)

6. Aqueon LED Aquarium Light Bulb Replacements, 24 Inch, Max Blue

User Ratings: 49 7

Aqueon 00815671 First Impressions

"Took off 4 stars."

I've had other Nicrew lights on other tanks and they have all performed well for me. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. It's the best bang for your buck for a minimal reef light. Seems to be doing pretty well for my planted tank also! Programming the lights was a breeze, and it lights up my tank well. I purchased 2 of these lights for my 90 gal reef tank. For the price range of this light that is truly outstanding customer service.

  • Aqueon LED Aquarium Light Bulb Replacements, 24 Inch, Max Blue
  • Replacement bulb measures 1.25 x 1.25 x 16.5 inches
  • Deep sea illumination that intensifies the fluorescing effect of fish and corals
  • Simply plug and "snap" into place inside the appropriately sized aquarium light fixture
  • Fish tank light retains brightness and color over time while using 70 percent less energy than T8 fluorescent lamps
  • Replacement light bulb fits any Aqueon LED light fixtures, strips or hoods with interchangeable LED lamps
  • Manufacture: Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
  • Product Dimensions: 1.25 x 1.25 x 20.75 inches; 4.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 00815671
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Aqueon 00815671 Final Thoughts

"I would recommend buying!"

This is the second Nicrew light I have purchased for my aquariums. Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Therefore you cannot use this fixture on a customer timer. The timers are exactly what I needed to create sunrise and sunset effect. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty.

Overall Score
3.8


(14 Points)

7. Aqueon Aquarium Clip-On LED Light

User Ratings: 79 3

Aqueon 100533613 First Impressions

"It turns everything blue."

I really like that I can get a 24-hour effect with the timer. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. If necessary, I'll just buy one more and I'm sure I'll be fine. The plants love it and it's easy on the eyes. Overall, this appears to be a good light for the price. It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. All of the LEDs appear to illuminate and the lights dim smoothly.

  • Aqueon Aquarium Clip-On LED Light
  • Clip-on aquarium LED light; ideal for growing plants
  • 60 bright LEDs help support and grow lush plants
  • 3-way soft-touch LED control (all on/blue on/all off)
  • Ideal for planted aquariums up to 20 gallons
  • Easily mounts on framed or frameless aquariums with mounting screw
  • Freshwater aquarium clip-on LED light
  • 21 bright LEDs for shimmering illumination
  • 2-way soft-touch LED control (on/off)
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 8 x 4.75 inches; 1.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100533613
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aqueon 100533613 Final Thoughts

"IT IS SUPER BRIGHT!"

I plan to upgrade all of my aquariums to this light. Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. I thought they were fairly easy to set up. But now was an opportunity to upgrade. 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. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible.

Overall Score
4.6


(866 Points)

8. Chihiros C2 Full Spectrum Dimmable Aquarium LED Light with Bluetooth Controller Built-in, Suitable f...

User Ratings: 90 4

CHIHIROS AQUATIC STUDIO First Impressions

"BUYER BE WARE."

My only concern is that the lowest setting is very bright. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. But I will stick with the Nicrew classic LED PLUS as it also has full spectrum. I am so in love with this lights and looking forward to start a new planted tank. Like most led strips, this is low profile and thin. I initially planned to put this light on a 10 gallon with some javaferns and moss. Sadly I can't really use it yet because the glass canopy I ordered hasn’t arrived.

  • Chihiros C2 Full Spectrum Dimmable Aquarium LED Light with Bluetooth Controller Built-in, Suitable for Terrariums, Paludariums, and Nano Tanks Up to 18inch in Length
  • CHIHIROS C SERIES VERSION 2.0 FULL SPECTRUM LED LIGHT. 16 watt, 1500 lumen, 60LEDs 8000k white light. This light produces strong white light that closely matches our natural sunlight. The light gives off that amazing shimmering underwater effect therefore enhancing the beauty of the plants and critters inside the tank
  • FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE ‘MY CHIHIROS” PHONE APP. The C2 has Bluetooth capability built-in. One can turn the light ON and OFF, and adjust the brightness from 10% to 100%. The easy-to-follow ramping up and down features mimic the natural sunrise and sunset light waves
  • LIGHT FIXTURE COMES WITH ADJUSTABLE MOUNTING BRACKET FOR EASY ARM ADJUSTMENT. The bracket is designed to work on 8mm or thinner glass. The arms can rotate 360 degrees
  • CLASS 1 APPEREANCE AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY. Beautiful design and elegant look. The lamp is made of aluminum alloy and is coated with frosted and rust-proof material. The screws on the glass side are coated with soft silicone. The power cables are completely hidden inside the body of the lamp
  • WARRANTY AND ATTENTIONS! waterproof IP54, heat dissipation design, 1 year warranty and friendly customer service. NOT for saltwater use. NOT for rimed tank.
  • Suit for: 7.8-17.8inch(20-45cm) long rimless tanks with glass thickness no greater than 8 mm
  • Led Count: 60 pieces
  • Brightness: 1500 lm
  • Manufacture: CHIHIROS AQUATIC STUDIO
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CHIHIROS AQUATIC STUDIO
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  • Value For Money
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CHIHIROS AQUATIC STUDIO Final Thoughts

"Except the programming."

They truly stand behind their products for the full 1 year warranty. I'm very happy with the light performance. Overall a good competitor to Nicrew. Even the torch, frogspawn and brain at the bottom of the tank is doing well. For the price these lights are incredible. I just put half inch molding around the lights so they don't move. We just run the bright lights during the day.

Overall Score
4.8


(41 Points)

9. NICREW RGB+W LED Aquarium Light with Remote Control, Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light for Planted Fresh...

User Ratings: 70 10

NICREW First Impressions

"5 betta tank."

So I contacted customer service and asked them to send me a new transformer. I eventually saw the tracking slip and it was terrible. I purchased this item for my daughters Aqua plant tank. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. I can set it for 3-12 hours so helps save me sometime before work in the morning. The ramp timer also seems to help the fish and shrimp a lot, especially newer ones. It's been about a month since the new LED light came in.

  • NICREW RGB+W LED Aquarium Light with Remote Control, Full Spectrum Fish Tank Light for Planted Freshwater Tanks
  • The fixture incorporates 6500K Daylight White LEDs and full-spectrum RGB LEDs to allow planted aquariums to thrive
  • The infrared equipped remotes easily allows the fixture to enter multiple preset color modes, simulate a thunderstorm and customize it at your own desire
  • Adjustable brackets allow you to fit various size tanks
  • Compatible with NICREW single channel timer or single channel timer pro or standard timers (sold separately)
  • For use in freshwater aquariums with plants that require a low-to-high light level and fish-only saltwater aquariums
  • Manufacture: NICREW
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NICREW
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

NICREW Final Thoughts

"I would recommend buying!"

What happens when you mix a lot of blue with a little red. No pictures because the camera on the phone couldn't pick it up. My plants have been pearling by late evening since installing the light. The daytime lights are MUCH brighter than the lights my Top Fin hood has built in. Its sold in different lengths and worked great for this light. The purple hue bugged me that much I returned it. It's been a few years since I left this review and thought I'd leave an update.

Overall Score
4.3


(44 Points)

10. Aquarium Bubble LED Lights RGBW, TOPBRY Remote Controlled Air Stone Disk, with 16 Color Changing, 4 ...

User Ratings: 66 8

TOPBRY BP-004 First Impressions

"Looks great."

The timer mode utilized seems like the only timer mode I wouldn't really ever want. The following Monday they shipped a new power supply. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. This tank is 15 years old with lps and sps corals. For the price you will not find a better light on the market. Best of all you see the true color of your plants and fish. I think the blue lights are meant to be an evening light.

  • Aquarium Bubble LED Lights RGBW, TOPBRY Remote Controlled Air Stone Disk, with 16 Color Changing, 4 Lighting Effects for Fish Tank Decorations
  • 【Remote Control】11 LED RGBW Lights, 16-Colors Changing Effects and 4-Lighting Modes: FLASH/STROBE/FADE/SMOOTH, you can set up the effects you want at anytime, makes your aquarium and the fish more beautiful.
  • 【Adjustable Brightness】There are 7-levels brightness can be adjusted. You can find the most suitable brightness, don't worry about being too dark or too bright.
  • 【Round Disc Design】-Round disc shapes can stay steady at the bottom of the tank bubbler, maximizes the outlet area of the air stone, provides you with a amazing underwater effect.
  • 【Sealed Design】- Easy to install. Great design for underwater work, making fully submerged in fish tanks, fit for aquarium, fish tank, pool, etc.
  • 【Air Bubble Function】Built-in air bubble stone, you could connect the air pump to creates air bubbles for improving oxygenation and gas exchange. (AIR PUMP IS NOT INCLUDED)
  • Manufacture: TOPBRY
  • Part Number: BP-004
  • Item Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOPBRY BP-004
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

TOPBRY BP-004 Final Thoughts

"It is plenty of light."

It should be much further down the cord so that it can be hidden if desired. The person I sold them to had one start smoking and burnt out the white channel. When I disassembled it- I found the light had no seal on either end cap. We've got wide 13 gallon tank that is about 23 inches long. The built-in schedule will restrict you which is super annoying. The remote that comes with the light leaves a lot to be desired. Overall build quality is really good.

Overall Score
4.3


(608 Points)

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