Are there any dimmable LED lights that have a sunrise/sunset to them? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Are there any dimmable LED lights that have a sunrise/sunset to them?

I'm sick of lights that turn on and off abruptly. I'm sure my fish are too. I want an LED light that can have its brightness adjusted, and also, has a sunrise/sunset sort of effect when turning on/off. Anything of the sort out there?
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Hi, I have the Fluval Nano LED on a 10 gallon cube. Can adjust color spectrum, sunrise, sunset, moonlight, dimmer, etc. So far I really like it. There are other larger ones out there by Eco-Exotic, Finnex, I think.

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I use the Current TruLumen Pro LED Strips with their ramp timer. Current makes some other fixtures that use a ramp timer. 15-minute sunrise and sunset.
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The Fluval 3.0 fits this bill and is also quite capable of growing light demanding plants.
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I have Beamswork lights with these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 .
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This dimmer/timer has ramping and will work with Twinstar lights.

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The Fluval 3.0 fits this bill and is also quite capable of growing light demanding plants.
Ohh, thanks for that input. I was wondering. So far my plants are growing nicely.
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I also have Fluval lights on all three of my tanks. With the new firmware update they work super. On Pro Mode you can set 10 time ramp points across all the LEDs. Which colors you have is dependent on which particular unit you have. That update even included a night mode so I can now set moonlight for a specific amount of time and then turn off.

For those of us that do have the 3.0 Plant light, I'd be really interested to see your setups.


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I run dirt/sand/bit of gravel for substrate, no CO2. This schedule seems to keep the BBA at bay.

You can see the lighting in my pH vs Temp graph. This is with two Fluval Nanos on my 20 gallon. I run the same schedule on my pico tanks, but with just one Nano.
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I would like four more data points so I can do sustain on each photoperiod, but they might as well go to 32. I really want at least four ADHSR (plus a gap) envelopes per day, and an 18-22" model for rimmed tanks.

Does anyone have any other Pro Mode programs to share?

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TC-421 has 48 points though in 1/2hr increments..

Wouldn't call it a pro-mode though..


you can connect it to almost any strip light that runs constant voltage, 12-24V 4A per "channel"..
most strip lights you can't easily "split" channels and if you find they are split need to b positive grounded.

Opening this more for discussion than a "solution"..since I've never used one..
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This is the sort of thing I would hope I could control with my Apex, but I would expect to find that only the marine version is supported.
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I'm trying a new program:
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The Fluval 3.0 fits this bill and is also quite capable of growing light demanding plants.
If I'm looking at the right version, the 48"-60" Fluval 3.0 has 4250 lumens, while the 48" Beamswork DA FSPEC has 5200 lumens for half the price. I've got a 36" Beamswork DA FSPEC on my 55g that has 5000 lumens.

Am I missing something? Looking for a good but reasonably priced light for my new 48" 75 gallon tank that can grow moderate light plants
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