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Old 02-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #31
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My 36" does that. Sort of interesting as well as how long it stays lit after it's unplugged.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #32
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My 36" does that. Sort of interesting as well as how long it stays lit after it's unplugged.
I figure its burning off whatever power is stored in the driver, but hate that it gets brighter. I'd rather see some other sort of bleed off or taking longer to fade off.

My dimmer doesnt seem to work through the full range of the dial either. it quickly goes from the min to max, while still allowing me to turn the dial considerably more.

other than these minor issues, the amount of oxygen bubbles in the tank increased a whole lot after less than an hour with the LED on top. So it's definitely powerful enough for a planted tank. I'm really looking forward to the growth.
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The dimmer could definally have better precision, but I leave mine at a set %. If you want to see some growth click my 30-C link in my sig. It's pretty amazing. It's one of their 12" fixtures with my own spectrum.
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The dimmer could definally have better precision, but I leave mine at a set %.
yeah, I am a little bummed over spending the money on that unit, but I won't be replacing it until I get to putting together an arduino unit to control it.

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If you want to see some growth click my 30-C link in my sig. It's pretty amazing. It's one of their 12" fixtures with my own spectrum.
thanks, i'll check that out now
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:19 PM   #35
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I do not have the dimmer and I do not have that issue you are describing here...

I have mine connected to an Apex Jr. and it is on a Sunrise/Sunset timer with instant on/off. No change in brightness during poweron or poweroff.
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