Water Shimmer Effect Reduction

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by Biocube, Jan 8, 2012.

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  1. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    So I just tried my new LED kit on my tank and there is way to much water shimmer going on. I turned off my MP10 & redirected water flow from my pump but still its like a strobe all over my corals.. Anyone have idea?s


    I was almost thinking about using wax paper to spread the light... Would this work??

     
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  3. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    Anyone?!

    Would Wax Paper work?
     
  4. cosmo

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    I think that would kinda defeat the purpose! not sure what the SPF is of wax paper but guessing it's higher than you'd want!
     
  5. Seano Hermano

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    Ever never hard anyone complain about the shimmer being too much. haha

    I am not sure how well wax paper would work. My par30s get pretty warm.

    I wonder if you could get different optic lenses that would diffuse the light a bit.
     
  6. Biocube

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    Currently with the cooling I have inside my hood it (heat sink) only reaches 129.2 F so I think the wax paper would be okay. The shimmer is so much its insane, you can't even look at the corals unless you want a seizure. :(
     
  7. cosmo

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    can ya dim it down?
     
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    129? wow, i want to use a heat gun to test mine now. lol.

    Edit: Do you have dimming on your LED kit?
     
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    I would like to see this.Take a vid and post it.
     
  11. Biocube

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    Alright, Ill put the hood back on and take a video.

    YouTube here I come! ;-)
     
  12. Coastie Reefer

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    Maybe look into window screen. It won't block light like the paper, but should cut down on some of the shimmer.