AquaRay LED Aquarium Lighting TMC LED Aquarium Lighting

The best LEDs- latest license & patented CREE, Osram Oslon high PUR/PAS emitters. With PWM

The LATEST high output AquaBeam & AquaGro fixtures

We are the ORIGINAL & MOST EXPERIENCED Seller of PREMIUM AquaRay LEDs
With the MOST Researched Information to back up why we supply TMC.


Now Available:
• 600 Ultima ML-E LEDs- Including:
AquaBeam Reef White, Marine White, Marine Blue, Reef Blue, Fiji Blue, & GroBeam

• 2000 Ultima Reef White
• Ultima 1500- Ocean Blue NP, GroBeam, Colour Plus
• Mini 500 & 400 Nano Tile
• MountaRay & Rails
• Fully Programmable Controllers- Multi Controller, Storm & UPS Feature
• LED Lighting Suggestions & Care
• LED Videos
• Mounting Examples, Instructions Download

LED Aquarium Lights, Lighting for Marine Reef, Freshwater, Hydroponics We are constantly researching LEDs, which includes real-world use.
We attempt to sell LEDs ONLY proven by researchable FACTS.

This includes LED manufacturers, which understand the Photosynthetic Action Spectrums in relation to PAR for both plants and corals, as per drivers/controllers and emitters used.
See: Aquarium Lighting- PUR/PAS

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    TMC AquaRay Indoor Reef Aquarium Best LED Lighting at National Oceanography Centre
    Reef aquarium with Acropora coral using TMC AquaRay 600 LEDs
    National Oceanography Centre in London

    Exclusive Emitters

    Tropical Marine Centre AquaRay's from the UK now includes the Newest generation of proprietary & licensed Osram Olson NP & CREE XR-E, XP-E, XP-G, XT-E, XB-D, & ML-E high performance LED emitters. These are among the best emitters available for Aquarium LED Lights.

    AquaRay purchased today likely has an UPDATED version of the emitter used in the same model a year earlier.

    These CREE Emitters should NOT be confused with "over the counter" binned CREE emitters sold for other lighting applications and fixtures, as these do not produce the same optimum spectrum of light required for delicate marine inhabitants and plants.

    These custom emitters are NOT available to the general public OR even other LED Manufacturers.

    The proprietary patented CREE & Osram Olson emitters are developed for these specific applications and have the highest useful energy, Lumens per Watt of any other LED emitter. These easily out produce most popular HO/VHO T5 & CFL lights when compared watt to watt with much less wasted light energy in the mostly useless yellow/green spectrum.

    When the "watts per gallon rule" for planted/reef aquariums is applied to these LEDs, it can come out to requiring only .6 watt per gallon for high light requiring plants and .8 watt per gallon for advanced reefs.
    See Aquarium Lighting; Useful Light Energy

    Simple tests in plant growth have shown a 12 Watt 6500K full spectrum/daylight LED Surpassing a similar 175 Watt 6500K Full spectrum Metal Halide!!

    See this article for further explanation: Aquarium Lighting LED Controlled Test









    Here are some videos using TMC LED lights:
    Reef tank with Ultima NP LED
    Reef aquarium with Ultima NP LEDs




    Full Reef with AquaRay



    GroBeam 1500, Pearling



    Planted Tank with Mini 400 LED





    Tropic Marine Centre (TMC)- AquaRay LED Lighting:

    TMC AquaRay, AquaBeam Display • Up to 50,000 hour lamp life (equivalent to 6x fluorescent lighting) with no significant deterioration of spectral quality (unlike ALL fluorescents)- Low heat with no fans allow for full lengh of emitter life.

    • AquaRay uses "Pulse Width Modulation" (PWM) to control their LED dimming as opposed to using 0-10V "Reduction of Current" used by MOST competing brands of LED fixtures.

    PWM is effectively turning the LEDs on and off very quickly (faster than the eye can see) so there's a consistent voltage current and no change to the spectral output.

    As well there is MUCH LESS ENERGY LOST TO HEAT as with "Current Reduction", which is why cooling fans are not necessary.

    Currently there's not a more powerful emitter along with more precise driver circuitry, producing more useful light energy per watt of energy used!

    The video to the left gives an animated reason of AquaRay's quality



    AquaRay LED Spectrographs• With modern emitter & driver technology at high intensity, very exacting nanometer spikes can be obtained with the AquaRay LEDs whose emitter bin specifications are the cutting edge in aquarium lighting

    The spectrograph/picture to the left demonstrates these emitters.

    • These bin specifications include the ML-E blue emitters for the highest PUR/PAR.
    As well TMC now has the unlensed CREE XT-E Fiji Blue, 420-465nm.
    With either blue emitter, there are no dangerous UV-B or lower wave lengths are emitted as with many MH Lights.
    Reference: Aquarium Lighting- PAR

    • Low voltage and cool running utilizing large heat sinks & NO COOLING FANS TO BREAK DOWN due to higher efficiency drivers/PWM. UNLIKE most other popular LEDs; with the lowest running costs and carbon footprint of any lighting system available.

    Highest useable output of light per energy consumed of ANY LIGHT (including other Aquarium LEDs). Making these LEDs suitable for all freshwater & marine set-ups, including full reef tanks incorporating LPS and SPS hard corals.

    • Unique Shimmer Effect
    Unlike fluorescent lamps, AquaRay lighting delivers a directed, or "focused" source of light. The passage of this light through water is comparable with what would be seen in nature under direct sunlight. In other words, visible beams of light will pierce the water and reflect the movement of the water surface, producing a more natural and eye-catching shimmer effect in the aquarium itself.

    • Fully Dimable, such as an slow dim of an hour on/off when using the AquaRay Controllers (sold separately, but NOT necessary for use of lights). Standard household timers can be used for simple on/off cycles.

    Can be used with other controllers, such as Apex, but only for on/off function. PWM is required for dimming.

    • Less expensive than T5 lights when compared to the equivalent light energy of (2) T5 18 Watt lights & fixtures including, electrical usage, initial cost, T5 annual lamp replacement over the 5 year life of a 12 watt AquaRay LED light fixture. The AquaRay costs roughly $133 vs. $318 for the T5

    This comparison can also be made 30 watt GroBeam/AquaBeam 2000 & 1500 to a Metal Halide of about 250-400 watts for which the electrical usage difference would be more than double the above figure and when adding in a chiller, which may no longer be needed, the savings adds to even more!

    • Can be paired with PAR 38 LEDs, T2, or T5 Fluor. lights.
    Can be used all by itself, however the above suggestions allow for a less costly application as well allowing for mixing of different lighting types benefits.

    AquaRay LED • The AquaRay line of LEDs is modular and is NOT a one size fits all system as with so many other LED lighting systems. 11 different fixtures for specific design of specific needs.

    For example in Reef Aquariums: the NP 2000 is the deeper penetrating LED (for tanks with depth 20" to 30") but with less light spread. The NP 1500 is the same light, however with less penetration but a wider spread (24 x 24" vs 18 x 18")

    The 600 is similar in depth penetration as the 1500 (some versions such as the Fiji Blue deeper), but is meant to fill in gaps when used with tiles or for smaller tanks.
    The 500 tiles fill in gaps for smaller aquariums both planted and reef with good depth penetration down to 24"

    • Warranty for 5 years lamp/emitter unit (which generally is with the NEWEST version of the fixture) and 2 years on the power supply

    All others are ONLY 1-3 years and even then, these have to be returned for lengthy repairs and are restricted to having a % of emitters out. We generally provide a brand new replacement LED fixture IMMEDIATELY!!

    We automatically register ALL AquaRay products for warranty and keep a data base to quickly handle all problems quickly.
    NO OTHER AQUARIUM LED SELLER MATCHES OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE!!
    You will NOT get this customer service from any of the retailers such as eBay or in Canada using our hard work & research to sell AquaRay lighting with no product backing or knowledge.

    • All LEDs are complete with power supply and in-hood mounting
    Additional power supplies and controllers are NOT required for operation.

    • Approximately 10 feet of cord from the power supply, plus 18" from the ballast to plug for ease & safety of connection.
    By plugging these into a Multi-Controller, 4-8 "plugs" can be eliminated (See the Controller Section)

    • Water Resistant Design (IP67). Highest level of protection. Protected from dust and against the effects of immersion in water to depth between 15 cm and 1 meter

    • Simply stated, these LEDs can maintain optimum lighting for reef and planted aquariums along with the best LEDs for less electrical output and a warranty no other LED even comes close to!!

    AquaRay LED


    TMC AquaBeam/AquaGro #600 12 Watt Strips

    AquaRay 600 Ultima Reef White, Aquarium LED Light Systems • New patented versions of the CREE ML-E & XT-E emitter for the marine AquaBeam & the XB-D CREE emitter for the planted AquaGro models.

    These are cooler running, more stable at higher voltages emitters. This allows for more voltages to be used with less variance. This creates more durability in a harsh aquarium environment.

    • (8) 1.6 watt emitters in the AquaBeam models.
    • (5) 2.4 watt emitters in the GroBeam.

    TMC 600 Size
    • Specifications: Length= 19 inches (49 cm); Width= 2 inches (5.2 cm); height= 2.5 cm (approx. 4 cm with mounting brackets)

    • 24 x 11 inch light spread (with fixture 6+ inches above tank), 120° Beam Angle

    • Unique light-weight and extremely flexible mounting options including:

    Retrofit standard aquarium hood/canopy, mounting on rails, suspended above aquarium, placed over rim of the aquarium, or wall mounting. Making them suitable and simple for replacement, retrofit, and new install.

    (See Mounting Options Section) Includes mounting brackets


    600 Models Specifics:

    • AquaBeam 600 Ultima: 12 watt Marine White- $133.99 Jump to Shopping Cart
    Marine White LED14,000K

    (6) 9K CREE ML-E Daylight & (2) ML-E Reef Blue emitters


    A Daylight LED, which still has ample blue light energy (for symbiotic zooanthellic algae found in corals) Also despite the name, the Marine White is also a possible compliment for 22"+ deep planted freshwater aquariums

    • AquaBeam 600 Ultima: 12 watt Reef White- $133.99 Jump to Shopping Cart
    Reef White Aquarium LED18,000K

    (4) 9K CREE ML-E Daylight & (4) ML-E Reef Blue emitters


    The Reef White is the most recommended model with the best general marine reef application potential. Excellent to 18" and a good compliment to NP 2000 tiles in higher depths (also aids in Cyanobacteria control). A good compliment to T2 or T5 Lights.

    • AquaBeam 600 Ultima: 12 watt Marine Blue- $133.99 Jump to Shopping Cart
    Marine Blue Reef LED20,000K

    (2) 9K CREE ML-E Daylight & (6) ML-E Reef Blue emitters


    A good choice for high light requiring corals/clams placed at more depth (18-22 inches or higher when complimenting more focused LEDs). While not the 60° beam angle emitters of the NP 2000 or Mini 500, the higher blue content provides for slightly higher depth penetration over the Reef White 600. Also a good compliment to T2 or T5 Daylight systems

    • AquaBeam 600 Ultima: 12 watt Reef Blue- $133.99 Jump to Shopping Cart
    Reef Blue Reef LED465 nm

    (8) ML-E Reef Blue emitters


    This deeper penetrating, high kelvin 465-485nm "royal blue" ML-E Blue can compliment other LED lights of 14,000 or less or is a good compliment to daylight T2, T5, CFL, or SHO lights.

    • AquaBeam 600 Ultima: 12 watt Fiji Blue- $133.99 Jump to Shopping Cart
    Fiji Blue Reef LED450nm

    (5) XT-E blue emitters


    Uses Deeper Blue 420-465 nm "Fiji Blue" CREE LATEST generation XT-E LEDs, which enhances the fluorescence of the corals.

    Please read PUR in Aquarium Lighting- Depth Penetration for more (including a comparison depth penetration picture between Fiji & Reef Blue)

    • AquaGro 600 Ultima: 12 watt GroBeam- $123.99 Jump to Shopping Cart
    GroBeam 600 Planted Aquarium Capable LED- $115.99 Only until Sept. 9 (Third "Specials" Cart)

    GrowBeam LED6500K

    (5) 6500K Daylight XB-D emitters


    The primary choice for freshwater aquariums, which TMC recommends for planted FW aquariums (a good compliment to Marine White for planted FW tanks too & the best choice if the only LED used for a planted FW aquarium)

    DUO TWIN 600 Ultima LED Lights:

    • GroBeam 600 DUO Twin Ultima ND (Double)- $247.99 Jump to Shopping Cart




    (2) 12 watt GroBeam with XB-D emitters


    The DUO Twins are the same as the above single GroBeam, Marine White, Reef White, Reef Blue, & Marine Blue, but with (2) LED light fixtures with a SINGLE electrical outlet. Can be placed in parallel OR placed "end to end" for a total of 24 watts.

    All DUO Twins have approximately 10 feet of cord from the ballast (power supply) for each light providing plenty of flexibility.


    • AquaBeam 600 Ultima DUO TWIN- $265.99 Jump to Shopping Cart
    TMC Reef White Twin LED (2) 12 watt Reef White Ultima (New)
    (4) 9K CREE ML-E Daylight & (4) ML-E Reef Blue emitters



    (2) 12 watt Reef White & Marine Blue





    TMC AquaBeam/AquaGro 30 Watt Tiles

    30 watt Tiles • New patented versions of the CREE ML-E & XT-E emitter for the marine AquaBeam & the XB-D CREE emitter for the planted AquaGro models.

    These are cooler running, more stable at higher voltages emitters. This allows for more voltages to be used with less variance. This creates more durability in a harsh aquarium environment.

    • (10) Appox. 3 watt emitters.

    TMC Tile Size

    • Specifications: Length= 8 inches (20 cm); Width= 8 inches (20 cm); height= 2 inches (5 cm)(approx. 4 cm with mounting brackets)

    • Ocean Blue/Grobeam/Color Plus 24 x 24 useable light spread, 16 x 16 intense light spread 120° Beam Angle (with fixture 6+ inches above tank).

    • Reef White 18 x 18 usable light spread, 12 x 12 intense light spread 60° Beam Angle (with fixture 6+ inches above tank).

    • Unique light-weight of 5 lbs (1.4 kg) and extremely flexible mounting options including:

    Retrofit standard aquarium hood/canopy, mounting on rails, suspended above aquarium, placed over rim of the aquarium, or wall mounting. Making them suitable and simple for replacement, retrofit, and new install.

    (See Mounting Options Section) Includes mounting brackets


    AquaBeam Reef White 2000 NP Ultima • AquaBeam 2000: 30 Watt Reef White NP (Nature Prefect) Ultima- $283.99

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    • The Reef White NP Ultima is an over all deeper penetrating 20K reef aquarium light, which consists of (4) 10,000K extremely high output NEW patented Ocean White XT-E LED, (2) "Fiji Blue" XT-E LEDS (deep blue), and (4) NEW "patent pending" NP full spectrum Blue ("Nature Perfect" from Osram Oslon) LED emitters

    These have two different channels. Daylight can be controlled separately from the NP Blue emitters (with the use of a controller or unplugging one lead).

    • Unique individually focused/lensed emitters for MORE DEPTH penetration.

    • The overall color balance of the "Reef White Ultima". When fully on, it replaces a 20,000K light.
    It is ideal for a deeper penetrating light in a marine reef aquarium up to 30 inches in specimen placement

    • Uses the newest generation patented XT-E emitter by CREE (NOT an off the shelf XT-E emitter) as well as patent pending Osram Oslon NP emitters, with the first unique "FULL SPECTRUM" blue emitter specifically designed for photosynthetic marine life!

    • PAR 380 uEinsteins/sec/m2 @15 inches of air, making this the HIGHEST output aquarium LED for PAR and more important PUR on a watt per watt of energy consumed comparison (twice as efficient as the Radion Pro, and 4 times that of many such as the TaoTronics & Evergrow)

    • The Reef-White Ultima 2000 IS THE PREMIER REEF LED for PUR light output per watt of energy used. Despite the non-scientific hype coming from some forums and compares to up to a 250 Watt Metal Halide in useful light energy.
    see Aquarium Lighting Facts & Information


    AquaBeam Ocean Blue 1500 NP Aquarium LED • AquaBeam 1500: 30 Watt Ocean Blue NP (Nature Prefect) Ultima- $257.99

    AquaBeam Ocean Blue NP 1500 30 Watt Reef Capable Aquarium LED- $239.99 Only until Sept. 9 (Third "Specials" Cart)

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    • The Ocean Blue NP Ultima is an over all wide angle 20K Reef Aquarium Light which consists of (4) 10,000K extremely high output NEW patented Ocean White XT-E LED, (2) "Fiji Blue" XT-E LEDS (deep blue), and (4) NEW "patent pending" NP full spectrum Blue ("Nature Perfect" from Osram Oslon) LED emitters

    These are on two different channels. Daylight can be controlled separately from the actinics (with the use of a controller).

    • The overall color balance of the "Ocean Blue Ultima" when full on replaces a 20,000K Light.
    It is ideal for a wide angle light in a marine reef aquarium and perfect as the sole lighting for a 30 gallon or less nano reef (not recommended for freshwater aquariums)

    • Uses the newest generation patented XT-E emitter by CREE (NOT an off the shelf XT-E emitter) as well as patent pending Osram Oslon NP emitters, with the first unique "full spectrum" blue emitter specifically designed for photosynthetic marine life!

    • Best used for tanks under 20 inches of depth and where more light spread is needed

    • Two of these Ocean Light Ultima LEDs can easily light a 48 inch by 18 inch marine aquarium (2 Marine Blue 600s could be added for an advanced reef tank of this size)

    Osram NP Blue emitter More about the patented Nature Prefect Emitter: Amazing technology, where what we see with our eye and what light energy being provided to the tank are different from each other.

    It would be hard to give a peak wavelength for this emitter as it is not a narrow bandwidth. This LED has a little phosphor on there to enable it to emit light across the whole visible spectrum. It’s spectrum actually looks this (the dotted line is the human eye response curve). So, not only a more natural looking moonlight, but also a more natural overall spectrum, while providing a great action spectrum.

    GroBeam 1500 Aquarium LED Light • AquaGro 1500 Ultima: 30 Watt GroBeam- $236.99

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    • The GroBeam XB-D Ultima is an over all wide angle 6500K freshwater aquarium light for "High Light" planted or simply "Fish Only" aquariums (for those who desire the most natural light for their plant/fish health)

    • Consists of (10) 6,500K extremely high output NEW licensed Natural Daylight XB-D LED emitters

    • For "High Light" planted aquariums, best results achieved under 25 inches of depth (the Marine White can be supplemented 1 to 2 for deeper planted aquariums)

    • 2058 Lumens, PAR 148 uEinsteins/sec/m2 @16 inches





    Colour Plus 1500 Aquarium LED • AquaGro 1500 Ultima: 30 watt Colour Plus- $239.99

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    • Uses 4 Daylight CREE XP-G; and 2 green, 2 red, and 2 blue CREE XP-E Power LED emitters (the 1500 is the same)

    • High intensity XG Daylight along with bright colored XG emitters make aquariums "Pop" with color

    • A supplement/compliment to bring out fish, coral, plant colors when used with other AquaRay LEDs for 'high-light' need planted or reef aquariums.

    An EXCELLENT compliment to the GroBeam, Ocean Blue, and Reef White LEDs (similar to the EcoTech Radion in color, ONLY WITH about 25% less blue & higher K licensed daylight emitters)

    • If used as the ONLY Lighting. Intended for Fish only, medium light requiring planted freshwater, FOWLR saltwater, or basic reef aquariums.


    Mini LED 500 & AquaHabitats 400

    AquaRay Mini Aquarium LED 500 Light TileMiniLED 500: 12 watts- $127.99

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    • (4) focused/lensed CREE licensed XP-E 10,000K and one unlensed "465nm Blue" CREE XP-E.
    The White LEDs can be MANUALLY switched off for "moonlight" mode.

    • Ideal for Nano Tanks under 15 gal. OR even as part of an array of lights for a larger tank
    An excellent LED to mix with Ultima 1500s AND 2000 Ultimas, providing more depth penetration than the 1500 or 600s, but not as much as the 2000!!
    • 12 x 12 inch light spread (depending upon distance from aquarium surface)

    • Fully compatible with all AquaRay controllers and the new unique MountaRay Tank Bracket (sold separately for $29.99)

    12 watt Mini Aquarium LED 400 Light
    AquaHabitats Mini LED 400: 12 watt- $107.99

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    • For Nano Freshwater Planted Aquariums (or multiples on larger tanks)

    • 15 x 15" light spread

    • Uses 4 OSRAM OSLON SSL High Power 6500K LED Emitters

    • Can be mounted using the unique MountaRay Tank Bracket (sold separately HERE)

    Please note that the MountaRay Single is ONLY intended for the Mini 400 or 500. Not the 1500 or 2000 tiles.

    • Mini 400 LED Video

    Both Mini 400 & 500 INCLUDE mounting brackets for "in hood", canopy mounting, or similar. As well these can suspended or simply placed above an aquarium.

    • Dimensions; 5.5"L x 5.5" W x 1.25" H

    TMC Tile Size


    Programmable Controllers

    Controller Features:
    • 2-4 Channel Dimming

    • Simple User Interface

    • Easy to create (& vary the time) Sunrise, Sunset, Daylight, & Moonlight phases.
    • Compact design for easy mounting

    • Compatible with all TMC AquaRay LED Products

    • ALL TMC controllers operate via Pulse Width Modulation (PWM).
    PWM is effectively turning the LEDs on and off very quickly (faster than the eye can see), so there's longer life for emitters, no change to the spectral output, or wasted heat energy. This is opposed to using 0-10V Current Reduction used by many competing brands controllers.

    • 2 Year Warranty

    • Controllers are NOT required for operation of ANY AquaRay LED, only for the many added unique features these add.

    • See our "Downloads Page" for a PDF download of instructions for all of the TMC LED controllers for further information.

    • Controller Demonstration Videos:
    AquaRay Multi-Controller Video Tutorial


    NEW! AquaRay Lighting Smart Controller 8 Video



    AquaRay Lighting Standard Controller- $149.99

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    • Can control up to 1-2 light fixtures per controller (two 400, 500, 600s or one 1000/1500/2000)

    • Suggested cost saving use for larger aquariums would be to use this versatile controller for 1-2 TMC LED Lights for slow dimming/starting and moonlight while all other LEDs can be plugged into a common timer for instant on/off in between the time envelope of the lights utilizing this TMC controller


    AquaRay Lighting Multi-Controller with Storm Feature- $298.99

    Discontinued in favor of new Smart Controller 8

    • Uses a #2032 disc battery. If your controller has this feature and ceases correct function after 18-24 months, likely this battery needs to be changed.

    AquaRay LED Smart Controller 8
    NEW AquaRay Lighting Smart Controller 8- $399.99

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    • 8 output USB dimming control with 4 independently timed channels

    • Wifi Compatible/PC Control Panel

    • Built in storm, cloud, and TRUE lunar 30 day moon phase.
    (Reference: Aquarium Lighting- Moon Light)

    • Light level sensor to check your lights when away from home

    • Can accept a 1-10V signal from another device such as an aquarium computer (separate cable needed)

    • Temperature probe to monitor the temperature of your aquarium or lights

    • Salve Mode- Control all lights with set-up.

    • This controller can run (8) model 400, 500, 600 AquRay LEDs or (4) DUO, 1000, 1500, 2000 LEDs

    • Eliminates the need for power supply that originally is supplied with AquaRay LED Lights, this results in only one plug/outlet per up to EIGHT fixtures!

    • Includes 8 Female USB Adapters to fit older model AquaRays as well

    We provide FULL customer service warranty replacement (2 years) for this controller. BEWARE of a parasite sellers, which do not offer ANY returns selling on eBay.



    400, 500, 600, 1500, 2000 Mounting Examples

    AquaBeam 600 Aquarium LED Hood mounting diagram

    Please note that these are just a few of the MANY possible mounting options with the many screws, nuts, brackets, etc. PROVIDED WITH your AquaRay purchase.

    Suggested mounting for all LED is 6 inches above the rim. Higher can be used as a way to dim. Lower can be used for stronger lighting into the aquarium. Know if flower mounting, there will more intense spots, with less spread.

    These brackets work well for the most common mounting method: Simple retrofit into an existing aquarium hood or canopy!

    AquaRay LED Freshwater aquarium lighting on tankCut Brackets for AquaRay 600 LEDThe picture to the far left display a simple method of placement of an AquaRay strip over an aquarium.

    Use of a spacer to provide a minimum of 2-3" space above the aquarium is strongly suggested, including if placed on a glass top.

    The 2nd picture to the left shows how to cut one of the mounting brackets so as to mount 600s end to end or slightly diagonally staggered if space is at a premium where multiple lights are installed in a shorter length space.

    AquaBeam 2000 LED mounting Diagram AquaRay Fixtures easily mount in a canopy/hood, can hung by wires over an open aquarium (either suspended from ceiling, plant hanger hook, or similar), or be placed on "DIY rails" over an aquarium.

    *We recommend at least 2-6 inches clearance with closed aquarium (with lid) or up to 12 inches for an open aquarium for best results.

    *We now also sell the MMS MountaRay, Rails Systems, and Tank Rim Mounts (see below)





    TMC AquaRay Modular LED Mounting Systems & Set Up ExamplesFor MUCH more as to mounting of your AquaRay LED Aquarium Lights as well as to PURCHASE Optional AquaRay Modular Mounting System parts such as Rails and MountaRays,
    Please visit this NEW webpage:
    TMC AQUARAY MODULAR LED MOUNTING SYSTEMS
    (Also Set Up Examples)


    For LED Lighting Suggestions, Please see right side bar



    Replacement Parts:

    Best Aquarium LED, replacement power supply, USB connectersAquaRay Power Supply- Single - $22.99
    AquaRay Power Supply; Double - $44.99


    The Double & Single are a NEW USB Model AND requires the male USB adapter to fit to a pre 2013 model
    Output Voltage 19.5 DC per side


    *Standard Power Controller Transformer- $39.99
    Multi-Controller Transformer- $95.99
    Male USB Adapter- $3.69
    Female USB Adapter- $5.69


    Male USB adapter is required to fit new power supply to older LED
    While the female adapter is required for a new (2013+) LED to fit the controllers
    (these parts are supplied with ALL 2013+ LED fixture)


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    The power supply & transformer IS included with all TMC LEDs, Power Controllers & is only sold here for persons desiring back up, DIY, replacement, or for warranty


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  • General Recommendations:

    First, specimen or plant placement is key, for instance a generalized recommendation for 40 gallon planted tank would be (2) GroBeam 600s (24 watts total).

    However, with just one 12 watt LED strip, one can still grow even high light plants well if placed directly under the lighting as per an employee here with just (1) GroBeam on his 40 gal. aquarium.

    See this picture link:
    40 Gal Planted, (1) GroBeam

    This goes for delicate reef corals also placed at depths between 2-24" from the surface.

    Second as per LED lighting, these LED lights (along with T2s) are so compact, that it is easy to add more light strips at a later time into your hood/canopy. So, even if you are unsure of the number of strips you will need or your budget is "tight", you can always add more later if your lighting requirements are not met.

    Third "Watts Per Gallon? The commonly used formula is very outdated for comparing different light types. However, such a formula can still be used once figured for a SPECIFIC light system.

    The formula below is for high end emitters used by TMC AquaRays in tanks under 30 inches in depth. This "Watts Per Gallon" formula is ONLY for AquaRay LEDs, NOT other LEDs:

  • For Freshwater Fish only, .2 to .3 watt per gallon
  • For low to medium light planted freshwater aquarium or for saltwater fish only; .3 to .4 watt per gallon (or for Marine Fish Only).
  • For a high light planted freshwater aquarium .6 per gallon are required or for Reef "Softies"
  • For a SPS/LPS Reef Tank .8 per gallon generally works, in a tank under 20 inches.
  • However at 20" and above you will need to use more or at least a blend of focused lighting (such as the NP 2000), so this formula may need to increase to as high as 1.5 wpg in deeper tanks or Acropora.




    For those on a budget, consider our economy AquaBar LED light strips which although not to the level of the AquaRay GroBeam & AquaBeams, these are still an excellent choice when compared to the low quality LEDs sold at discounters for nearly the same price.

    * For Nano Aquariums, Fresh, or Saltwater (under 15 gallons)
    (1) Mini 500 for all but the most delicate reef inhabitants or one Mini 400 for ANY high light planted aquarium.

    * Small Aquariums (under 20 gal.)
    Often (1) GroBeam or AquaBeam 600 LED will work.

    For planted FW or Reef needing more light consider (2) or complimenting an LED with a New Generation T2 Light Fixture. You could also add a second AquaBeam 600 or GroBeam 600.

    The AquaRay Mini 400 or 500 are good choices and in fact the Mini 500 has excellent focused emitters (not as much as the 2000), that lend to more depth penetration where as (2) would work well in a 20-30 gal. reef aquarium.

    Consider an AquaBeam 2000 or GroBeam 1500 for a deeper Hex tank such as a 30 gallon for more light in a smaller tank "foot print".

    (1) "Ocean Blue NP Ultima" or (2) "Reef White 600" would provide excellent lighting for a 29 gal/ Bio Cube reef tank.

    * For Medium Aquariums (such as a 60 gallon), generally (2) AquaRay 600 LEDs will work well for fish or medium light plants, however with higher light needs (sps corals, high light FW plants, etc.) consider (4) LED Strips (mixing LED types may be advisable too such as Reef White & Marine Blue for Reef Tanks).

    (2) Ocean Blue NP Ultima would also be a good choice for a standard 60 or 75 gallon.

    (2) of the GroBeam 1500s can also be employed in planted 75 gallon tanks

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    * For larger aquariums, consider combinations of different Aqua Ray LED Lights, such as (2) Natural Daylight (GroBeam) 1500 + (2) GroBeam 600s for a 125 gallon planted freshwater tank.

    Consider adding T2s, T5s to increase lighting & compliment the LED for high light need aquariums.

    For deeper tank 'high light' planted FW penetration over 24 inches, the marine white 600 or can be used in a (1) to (2) (1 Marine White to 2 GroBeams) for deep planted aquariums.

  • For Marine/Reef Aquariums, the depth of your specimen placement determines more than the depth of your aquarium. In other words a SPS coral kept at 6" under the surface in a 30" deep aquarium does not require as much depth penetrating light energy as this same coral at 12" in an 18" deep aquarium.

    As a generalization the Reef White (600 & 2000) has the widest application spread for marine aquariums (in particular reef tanks).

    For yet more depth the Reef White combined with the Marine Blue might be a good combination choice.
    Please note that this is a generalization, that does not consider other lights you might already have, (such as 10,000K T5s which might require the all blue Reef or Fiji Blue LED as a compliment).

    * Also consider the use of the 2000 LED Reef White for tanks with extremely high focused light needs (for 'light sensitive specimens'), due to the type of focused emitter and sheer volume of HO emitters in a smaller footprint (this is still TMC most intense fixture for reef use).



    For tanks 22-30" in depth, the use of (1) Reef White 2000 to 1 Ocean Blue NP Ultima can be employed (with specimen placement relative to overhead light).

    The Mini 500 with more focused emitters then the 1500 but less than the 2000 could be used to balance out light spread with depth.

    * (Advanced Reef): First keep in mind that Acropora are best placed at the top of your reef regardless of light used, not on the bottom. This is also where you highest water turbulence should be too.

    An example of a 48"L x 15"w x 25"H aquarium (about 80 gal) would utilize (2)Reef White NP 2000 along with either (2) Reef White/Marine Blue 600 or for a more depth penetration but less light spread, (2) Mini 500s could be added to the 2000s.

    As an example, a 125 gallon (6' tank) set up as a advanced Reef tank, you may want to consider a combination of (4) AquaBeam 2000 for light "hot spots" along with (3) 600 Ultimas.



  • Freshwater (Amazon Basin, "High Light" Planted Freshwater):

    The one difference I would note between the Reef & a High Light Planted Aquarium is if you are duplicating an Amazon River environment (Angels, Discus, Tetras, etc.) to consider that this habitat has many shaded areas and many Amazon fish prefer tanks that duplicate this.

    Depth penetration is not quite as much an issue with freshwater aquariums, especially for freshwater tanks containing fish & plants from normally turbid or high tannin water.

  • To save on costs, use a household timer along with a TMC Controller (PWM capable) to dim off/on or use as a moon light, especially in larger aquariums where multiple TMC LED lights are utilized.

    *If a household timer is used, make sure to use ONLY a grounded (3 prong) timer.


    Important Care:

    Make sure (as with ANY LED light fixture) to provide both cross ventilation, not just a cut out in the back of a canopy (as should be done with ANY LED lighting system) & to wipe your fixture regularly to prevent moisture/humidity damage to circuitry that controls the emitters.


    International Information

    These units work for outlets between 100-240 Volts. All come with a standard American plug. In order to use these with a non American outlet you will need to purchase an adaptor or different cord. We DO NOT sell these items.

    Here are images of the plugs. The 3 prong is for all 1000s, 1500s, and duos. The 2 prong is for the 500/600s. The 2nd picture shows the AquaRay Power supply Female Electrical Receptacle

    2 and 3 prong US plug
    AquaRay Power Unit Female Electrical Receptacle


    Resources/Studies:

  • AquaRay Lighting Booklet
  • NP Important?
  • Case Study
  • Case Study 2
  • Case Study 3
  • The Beauty of Blue
  • Fluorescent polymorphism

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