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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2020, 11:28 PM
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The remote IR is the weakest line of sight IR I have ever used and the light has that stupid IR receiver on a cable that hangs down from your light always getting in the way, or dropping in the tank.

Your post had valid arguments but .. again.. above issue is the old models.
IR sensor is now built in, w/ of course its own set of line of sight problems..
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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2020, 11:34 PM
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Just ordered a UPS to take care of this very problem, and also run one of my two canisters in event of power outage. I did not realize they are so cheap to run, my Aqueon 200GPH canister says it draws .25A which means it's only 30 watts. You can run that for a few hours on the UPS in $150 range (not including if you are running lights and other things). It's an hour on a UPS in the $40-50 range. That's not a bad peace of mind, especially if you overstock. I'm going to plug the Fluval and one canister in this. My CO2 and airstone are on timers with battery backup built in, they lose power but don't lose time nor programming.

Fluval might have a programming/hardware interface, I didn't notice any ports. You can finagle the android app to run on a Pi or a computer, and then automate that using key/fingerstroke recorder scripts to go in and set time and programming on some interval, little bit klugey but it can work. Lotta trouble though when they can just put in a little watch battery thingy.
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I messaged them.

They have no API or any kind of interface other than their app.

Also, I tried connecting it to it using my computer’s Bluetooth, and the Bluetooth on the light broke.

So I wouldn’t risk doing any kind of hack unless you’re ok with losing the Bluetooth all together
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Hi all,
I really don't want to hijack the thread but I am really keen to know the width and thickness of the Fluval 3.0
Reason is, I have a Juwel Rio 450 LED tank and thought the Fluval might be a nice replacement for the included light unit on the Rio
Anyone who has this light, could you please bring out that measuring tape?
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post #35 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-06-2020, 12:15 PM
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Hi all,
I really don't want to hijack the thread but I am really keen to know the width and thickness of the Fluval 3.0
Reason is, I have a Juwel Rio 450 LED tank and thought the Fluval might be a nice replacement for the included light unit on the Rio
Anyone who has this light, could you please bring out that measuring tape?
A little under 2 and 5/8ths inches wide, with it being 3/4ths of a inch thick.
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