ReefCrest DC Pump power question

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:17 am
Question. I'm looking at the portal and I see my Actinic channel running at 64 % and my Daylight channel running at 40%. In my code I have it set to ReefCrest 50,10 so I assumed, maybe incorrectly, that the mode starts at 50% and will flucuate +- 10% - so a minimum of 40 to a max of 60. I'm seeing it has high as 70% so wanted to see if I am understanding this or maybe something is over riding it. The portal shows the correct ReefCrest settings on the DC Pump graph.

if (hour()>=22 || hour()<8)
{
// Sleep mode - slow things down
ReefAngel.DCPump.SetMode( ReefCrest,40,10 );
}
else if (hour()>=8 && hour()<22){
ReefAngel.DCPump.SetMode( ReefCrest,50,10 );
}

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:29 pm
The DCPump class defines +/- 20 for ReefCrest and +/-10 for Lagoon.
It's hard coded.
The 10 in your code is the duration between change of speed.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Thanks. I didn't know that. Dumb follow up question but is a lower or higher duration between change of speed good?

I've been using a few different random patterns trying to adjust the flow a bit. I have a couple rose bubble tips that are starting to move around whereas before they didn't. I think part of the issue is the flow so I wanted to control it a bit more and I don't remember what the ReefCrest pattern looks like.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:47 pm
Duration would impact how often you want the speed to change.
Reefcrest and lagoon are both random patterns.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:21 am
Thanks Rimai. Learn something new everyday :)

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