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Playing with Radions: Part 2

Posted 11/08/2011 at 08:21 PM by Aaarrrggg

A hint of purple in there now as the "sun" begins to set


BAM! Sunset! The lights flare up a warm orange for ~15mins


Then a really rich purple! (You might have guessed, I'm not going for complete realism here!)


Finally a burst of royal blue as the "sun" disappears. (Any excuse to blast the corals/nems with royal blue!)




There's no lunar mode yet, (or at least I couldn't find it,) but you can set a chance for storms and clouds. I left the clouds off for now, but I added storms. I don't really like the idea of the lights suddenly flashing at nighttime and spooking the fish, so I restricted storms to the daytime hours. According to EcoTech we'll eventually be able to get the Radions to tell to the Vortech pumps to fire up during a storm. As well as this being totally awesome, I can also see it being kind of beneficial to the tank; occasionally loosening any detritus that might be lodged in the rocks. Well, at least more beneficial than randomly flashing the lights!
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