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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-22-2020, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Fluval Plant 3.0

Can someone tell me why the Fluval Plant 3.0 lights have a dip in intensity on the Pro setting in the middle of the day? They are great lights. I own four of various sizes.
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The siesta period allows for a longer viewing time with lights. 12 hours of straight lighting would encourage algae in some situations. There are a couple of folks on here who run two siestas, but I've not tried it.

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I’m a big fan of the Fluval dual siesta, for my viewing schedule pleasure.

I need to update this link, but for example:

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Style: Organic potting soil, sand, gravel, wood, plants, moss, algae, biofilm, snails, shrimp, small fish, dual siestas
Tech : Small tanks, Fluval Plant 3.0 Nano, Top Fin MF10, Eheim Skim 350, Tunze 3161, Neptune Apex EL
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Can you program your own, dual siesta if you wanted too?

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Absolutely, you can set these up with 10 different time points for light intensity.

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Itís really not unusual in nature for dense clouds and rain to form in tropics just after noon and last for couple hours.

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Programming tip:

If you are going to build a brand new schedule, delete all the set points first. It is easier to get the values you want when adding a new point than when modifying an existing one.

When editing, it sometimes takes me more than a half dozen tries to get the exact time or color percentage I am shooting for.

One other tip. Make your daily programs in pro mode, but then use basic mode to set the levels that you want to use for photography. Then you can just switch modes for a photo, and switch right back when you are done.

I also use basic mode to turn off a light temporarily, like if I want to sleep in without my bedside tank lit up.

Style: Organic potting soil, sand, gravel, wood, plants, moss, algae, biofilm, snails, shrimp, small fish, dual siestas
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