Just installed a 48" stunner strip. It provides nice light into the tank, however there is no "shimmer" effect what so ever. I tried to link to this question in FAQs but it is inoperable. Is there something I missed? Do I need some kind of modulator to get the shimmer? So far I really like the light but very disapointed it doesn't shimmer. Any ideas?
Thank you for contacting Ecoxotic. The "shimmer" effect is caused by two things - a point source light (like LEDs) and turbulence at the water surface. Most times we see no shimmer in aquariums - there are no ripples or turbulence at the waters surface - so we would recommend you agitate the surface with a pump or powerhead. It should provide plenty of shimmer once the surface starts to ripple.
The Ecoxotic Team