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Warning about Fluval 60L 7000K LED

Discussion in 'Fresh Water All-in-One Systems' started by ukdamon, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. ukdamon

    ukdamon New Member

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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.
     
  2. BettaKeeperUS

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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.
     
  3. Naughts

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    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.
     
  4. Fishmanic

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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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