I know both are owned by same parent company...
I heard the Crescents downfall is the size of the filter that has to go in the tank, but certainly the 16 LEDs are cool.
The Marineland Eclipse has 6 watt fluorescent light and the filter stays in the hood.
I have 1 Betta (Mr. Bubbles) who we bought last June. Right now he is in a 2 gallon hex shaped tank that has a lightbulb... but I do not leave it on long because it heats the water and I have a 25 watt heater in his tank set to about 78 degrees.
In any event, does anyone have experience or know which would be brighter? He lives in our kitchen on 1 of the counters... no sun in our kitchen (its small) and when we get home from work in the winter its dark and in the summer/spring its just not bright as there isn't really any sun.. so I would like something fairly bright and I will leave it on all the time.
I can't go anything bigger than 12.5 inches in length which gives me a few 3 gallon options...
Out of all the 3 gallon options - I believe these are the best 2, but would like to know which you guys would recommend and which is brighter.