Warning about Fluval 60L 7000K LED

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I recently purchased a 60L Fluval Edge Aquarium with integrated filter and LED lighting.
It's a lovely sized tank, but I wanted share a couple of issues with you in case you're thinking of getting one.

The LED light is great, and super bright. It does have 3 modes. White, White & Blue and Blue only LED's

However, because it has a touch button on the top, you cannot plug the light into a timer, when the timer switches the light off, it cannot be switched on again from the timer/plug. The only way it can be switched on is to touch the button on the lid. I have managed to fit the Fluval light timer to it, but that only dims the light down to 1%, I cannot have it switch off which is a shame.

The lid is also a bit of a fiddle. Apart from that, its a nice tank. Fluval just didn't think through the lighting.
 

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I just received this tank. I wish I would have come across this post before I bought it. I am setting up a planted tank and need the light on a timer. I currently have a wifi connected power strip that I can control from my phone (setup schedules, turn on/off, etc. When the light is turned on by the powerstrip, it flickers for a little and then doesn't come on. I've tried to use other timers and none of them work. Which fluval light timer worked for you? I also contacted Hagen Fluval and will update this thread when/if I get a response.
 

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I recently purchased a 60L Fluval Edge Aquarium with integrated filter and LED lighting.
It's a lovely sized tank, but I wanted share a couple of issues with you in case you're thinking of getting one.

The LED light is great, and super bright. It does have 3 modes. White, White & Blue and Blue only LED's

However, because it has a touch button on the top, you cannot plug the light into a timer, when the timer switches the light off, it cannot be switched on again from the timer/plug. The only way it can be switched on is to touch the button on the lid. I have managed to fit the Fluval light timer to it, but that only dims the light down to 1%, I cannot have it switch off which is a shame.

The lid is also a bit of a fiddle. Apart from that, its a nice tank. Fluval just didn't think through the lighting.
Sounds familiar. We have a LoveFish 40 litre. The light is great -white/ white blue/ blue option - but it is on the same plug as the filter so you can't use a traditional plug timer. Have to use the switch in the lid. Annoying if you're out!!!
The feeding hatch is a bit of a fiddle too.
This Fluval brand is a lot more widespread though, you'd expect them to think these things through.
 

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If you are handy , you would have To disassemble the light and then you would have to rewire the light to bypass the switch. Then you can use a timer to automatically control it Properly but you would only be able to wire up for one lighting mode.
 
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That's really annoying. I have a Marina Vue 87 which also came with an integrated light setup and touch control on the top of the hood for the white, blue, white/blue combo. With that one you can still use a timer (or a smart plug in my case) and provided the light is "on" when the plug turns off, it just remembers and resumes whatever function it was on when the timer went off. So once the light is on what I want, there is no need to ever touch it again. I find it odd that manufacturers would leave out such basic functionality when it's clearly easy to implement.
 

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That is a real bad flaw with an aquarium light. One of the most important things about lighting is being able to control duration. I am surprised that there is no pink light as fresh water plants need the red spectrum rather than blue.
 

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It is common for aquarium lights to have only white and blue LEDs. Some can have them on separately and together; some can have white only or white & blue together but not blue alone.
 

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