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Playing with Radions: Part 2

Posted 11/08/2011 at 09:21 PM by Aaarrrggg

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

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/radion-set4.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/lights4.jpg[/IMG]

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

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/radion-set5.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/lights5.jpg[/IMG]

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

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/radion-set6.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/lights6.jpg[/IMG]

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

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/radion-set7.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/lights7.jpg[/IMG]

Moonlights

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/radion-set8.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/lights8.jpg[/IMG]

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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