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Old 09-28-2014, 11:28 AM   #21
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I bought this little and will be hanging it today. My lfs has a par meter I can rent. My tank is 24" tall. If anyone is curious about the reading of this unit let me know and I'll pick up the meter this week

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Old 09-28-2014, 11:55 AM   #22
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We are always curious on par meters! I havent seen anything on that fixture so itd be nice ro see something.

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Ok I'll pickup the meter some time during the week. Any testing suggestions would be great.

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Equally interested in knowing the readings. We will all gain from your experience. Thanks for sharing !!!


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Old 09-28-2014, 07:17 PM   #25
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Ok I'll pickup the meter some time during the week. Any testing suggestions would be great.

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Most commonly, people will arrange their scape in the tank, and take readings from all over your tank front and back at differing levels of height. They then take a FTS and put the par readings on the picture where they took them. If the tank is empty, then fill with water and take 3 readings on the front, middle, and back at the bottom, middle, and top. This will give us a full detail of how the light distributed par and is a great baseline for those fixtures.
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Be sure the top of the sensor is aimed towards the center of the light. I use a quantum and placed the sensor on a PVC rod.


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Ok got it. I will update probably friday since I'm one of the luck one's who get to work 4-10's. I will also post it on the thread " new tank"

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Wouldn't it want the sensor pointing straight up to get a true par reading taking consideration for the water air light displacement blah blah blah what ever it's called. I read about it in the write-up Mebbid posted earlier

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Wouldn't it want the sensor pointing straight up to get a true par reading taking consideration for the water air light displacement blah blah blah what ever it's called. I read about it in the write-up Mebbid posted earlier

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It's easiest to attach the sensor to a long stick or something shaped like a check mark so you can move it around and accurately get readings without getting wet and fighting with keeping it in one place.
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That's how mine is shaped. You want to measure max PAR and that's perpendicular to the source.


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