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Aqueon AQE40200 T5 Dual Strip Lighting Hoods for Aquarium

by Aqueon
3.7 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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36-Inch
  • Strip-Lights are used with Versa-Tops for proper aquarium lighting
  • Manufactured by Aquino
  • Made in United States
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Product Description

Size: 36-Inch

Strip-Lights are used with Versa-Tops for proper aquarium lighting.  Fluorescent models feature internally-mounted ballasts with instant-start circuit that allow operation on a timer or switch-controlled outlet.

Product Details

Size: 36-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00BUFYNNO
  • Item model number: 158642
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,277 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

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Size: 24-Inch x 5-Inch
Like the other reviewer said I to had problems with this light getting so hot that it cracked my glass Aqueon lid. I contacted Aqueon and they sent me a replacement glass top, but that still didn't fix the problem with the light getting to hot. I'd recommend to use this light with out the plastic shield over the bulbs if it has to rest on the glass lid. Or just don't buy Aqueon products at all since a lot of the stuff they make is cheap garbage. LEDs work much better then these t5s in my opinion. NOT the new Aqueon LEDs those are just as bad and way over priced garbage as well. Aqueon does have fairly nice tanks for the price but most of the other stuff they sell Is very cheaply made. I've had problems with their heaters, filters, water changer, magnet scrubber, and now their lights. Hopefully my Aqueon circulation pump doesn't fail soon!
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Size: 48-Inch Verified Purchase
great addition to any tank. i will be buying more of these for the rest of my tanks.

pros
dual bulbs to run daylight & color spectrum.
low heat output
very low profile

cons
ballast is a little sluggish when starting.
cost... but you get what you pay for, and this is a great product.
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Size: 48-Inch Verified Purchase
I got two of these for my 90 gallon tank. It Works great! Plants are responding nicely and is not overheating my water.
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Size: 30-Inch x 2-Inch
Well, maybe you can fix this thing if it goes out. Maybe not. I liked the brightness on my 55 gallon tank, and it's sleek and slim (tho cheesy wire legs and metallic paper foil reflector). Recently the whole thing crapped out tho, checked the bulbs - nope, still doesn't work. I know nothing about lighting etc., but read about changing ballast and all that...although carefully reading the original instructions, they say point-blank to have a "qualified electrician service the unit". There's no easy way into this thing, at all. Doesn't seem to be the switch - got the bulbs to fire at the ends, then they just die.

What irritates me is that the old metal dual fluorescent bulb utility hood - gawd knows how hold this thing is (and I bought this sleek T5 fixture to replace that) fired right up, because of course this light craps out in the evening but my tank is lit until late evening on a cycle. Great - I've gotten maybe 2 years - if that - out of a $70+ fixture (plus the extra bulbs I bought and never even got to use), while my old fluorescent lights that are years old fire up, no problem.

After reading some more - I guess you get what you pay for, so I am going to try an LED light - and hold onto my old fluorescent fixtures too. Maybe I will have an electrician look at this thing some time if I have one around to fix something else. I wouldn't buy another of these, or any Aqueon - heaters, filters, lights - had them all by Aqueon and they all work, but seem to have a short life span. It's not good for the environment - all this disposable stuff, and not good for my fish, if I can't depend on a product, and not good for my wallet, when some old light bought used works better than this pricey disposable.
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Size: 30-Inch x 2-Inch
I love this light for my aquarium/terrarium. I needed a slim light fixture capable of producing full spectrum light for the air plants (tillandsia) I have below it in my tank. I was at a pet store, saw this light, and paid more than I would if I had bought it here. I love that it has two T5 bulbs of a different spectrum. My terrarium is MUCH brighter and even shows beautiful "true to color" life.

+ Price for the features/value
+ Slim Design
+ Very Bright
+ Versatile - Can interchange bulbs as needed
+ Wires extend to fit the tank perfectly
+ Works great on a timer

- no negatives to report

_Bottom Line_ Yes, I would recommend this light to a friend. This slim fixture can be moved around to find the best spot for lighting. Most light fixtures/hoods, have one pre-determined position. I cannot comment on how this fixture works for aquariums as I am using it to grow plants inside my 29 gallon tank. The box does state that this light fixture is for use over covered aquariums only and cannot be directly above the water. So if you are replacing a light hood you'll need to look into getting a layer to go between the light and the water. As I said, the bulbs are bright and the plants look great! I would easily buy again.
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Size: 48-Inch Verified Purchase
Slim design. Uses standard T5 bulbs, not the high output ones...great, less electricity. I didn't realize how dark my old single bulb fixture was until I plugged this in.
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Size: 30-Inch x 2-Inch
This replaced a single T8 Colermax. The brightness difference is amazing. I am loving it. Even my wife commented on how good it looked when she first walked into the room. Seems to be a great design well made.
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By Rose on November 2, 2013
Size: 30-Inch x 2-Inch
I have one on my Aqueon tank that I purchased as a starter tank. I love it so much I'm looking to purchase one for another tank! pants grow well and fish look great.
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