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    CableGuy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I came from the world of 2x250MH's with some shimmer... now with testing these LED's it seems like the shimmer is almost annoying there is so much.

    Is it because it is coming from so many different sources? I guess I need to get use to it.

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    It's coming from your surface movement. Less movement=less shimmer
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    CableGuy - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    It's coming from your surface movement. Less movement=less shimmer
    I know that... but its so much its annoying.

    I guess my question is... is this normal with LED's? (MH shimmer times about 10)

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    nate_newton - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I think it differs with the distance of the led fixture, I've found it to be alot though. On my 3gal I ended up frosting the acrylic with spray paint to diffuse the light and it helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableGuy View Post
    I know that... but its so much its annoying.

    I guess my question is... is this normal with LED's? (MH shimmer times about 10)
    I'm running all led's even on the fuge.The shimmer is crazy,your not looseing it.LOL I use plexi glass lids and it cut's the wall shimmer to zilch and the tank shimmer is close to the MH I use to run.Hope it helps.

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