MattyM Posted October 31, 2022 Share Posted October 31, 2022 Hi all. Any other Stingray 2 owners finding that this light is just a little too bright sometimes? I have this light on all 3 of my tanks. All tanks have standard Aqueon glass lids that hinge in the middle. What I'm finding is that when the background plants grow over the surface, diffusing the the light, then it's perfect. But if nothing is blocking the light, it's too bright and I start getting hair/fuzz/string algae sneaking in. And some fish don't seem to like it that bright either. I know there are inline dimmers out there, but I can't find one that I know will work with this light. I've tried various things - placing the light right over the black hinge reduces it, but then it just gets knocked back whenever someone opens the lid. I've wrapped tracing paper around parts of the light, which helps - but it's paper and eventually gets wet. I can't really raise the lights off the tanks any more - seems like an accident waiting to happen. My next steps are to either use velcro strips to wrap certain parts of the light, or use electrical tape to black out some LEDs. But my question for that is - should I only black out the whites, does it really matter? Will the tape bake on, or be easy to remove? Anyways, my plants are doing really well and I'm pretty much algae-free on the tank that has the background plants shading most of it, so I'm thinking I need to dim the other 2 until they can really grow in and shade themselves. Currently I'm lighting 7 hours straight w/ a CO2 supplement. Looks for ideas/advise - tx! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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