I'm hoping it's the extra light in the area that's making it look dim.
Damned thing better be "all that". My dumbass got scared of the price jumping up, so I went ahead and bought 3 more to put up in the spring. Gonna keep the HPS's thru the winter, just for the heat.
The biggest issue I forecast with the flood table, is plant movement. I thought about loading it up with 6 inch Rockwool cubes, but when it floods, things get a little loose in there. I figured if I cram it full of hydroton, things should stay packed in pretty well.