First big (and expensive) mistake?
So ....... the flat one + arrived and I also got a flat nano for the wife's tank- Both imported from ONF in Taiwan.. We have set up the nano and its a nice light, much brighter and more vivid than the 10 watt light on the aqua one Tropical 55 set up that wife bought a while ago. BUT the glare is unreal. The white sting from the actual LED surface combined with the reflection from the lid is killer from certain angles (like when you are sitting lower on the couch).
I am a bit freaking out about what the 60 cm flat one + is going to be like!
Sooo I was looking for a bright adjustable light, also wanted the super clean look, did lots of research and thinking about it.. when I look at tanks now again in the photos I see that the lights are super bright and unsheilded.. is this something that you just get used to? Or you need to wear a hat to look at your tank? My eyes are pretty wrecked at the best of times- I am old enough that I cant drive unless I wear glasses!! I know I am an idiot and should have considered this issue - I think it would be criminal to put a shade or hood around a light like this.
I am thinking that maybe you can put a slight backward angle on the light so that the front blade dips down just a little - this makes a difference to the nano but looks a little derp.
So go on, feel free to put the boot in, or offer consolation, or even advice! Life is a learning experience and I am sure that this will not be the last ... err ... unknown unknown in this project!
Thanks all and have a great day