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Drfu
02-24-2014, 01:10 AM
Does anyone have a PAR meter from Apogee or something equivilent, a am setting up a new build, have some lights being shipped that are arriving next week and since its a column tank that os 20" deep i would like to have some measurements before i start stocking it with corals. Since i have actually never used one before instructions will be needed, thanks:biggrin:

jorjef
02-24-2014, 02:16 AM
Why do you think it's important to know your par?

Drfu
02-24-2014, 02:38 AM
Why do you think it's important to know your par?

I have ordered some new led lighting on the cheap side, need to make sure the level of par at different depths for placement and types of corals that i want to buy and have them happy. They also come with dimmers so i also dont want to bleach them either. Not really interested in trial and error. The Apogee is $400 to buy, i only have two set ups so its not that cost effective to own unless i get into the rental business. Once i measure the reeding nothing should change as led's don't change their values that much once they have like 100 hours on them.

jorjef
02-24-2014, 02:49 AM
Humm. Not interested in trial and error. Corals may not be your thing. :biggrin:

Mahawka
02-24-2014, 10:58 PM
And I am sure he is not interested in your personal opinion nor your counter productive comments.

Wheelman76
02-24-2014, 11:40 PM
And I am sure he is not interested in your personal opinion nor your counter productive comments.

+1

Coral Hoarder
02-24-2014, 11:49 PM
if you were in bc i would rent from you !!!!!!

jorjef
02-24-2014, 11:56 PM
Stop you guys you're going to make me cry. My point was maybe the new fellow was looking a little too deep into the 'text book' of reef keeping. We all find out sooner or later that a certain level of trial and error is needed and it's better to learn this early on. Corals sometimes get moved more than once from the time they enter the tank until they find their final resting spot.

Coral Hoarder
02-25-2014, 12:18 AM
Stop you guys you're going to make me cry. My point was maybe the new fellow was looking a little too deep into the 'text book' of reef keeping. We all find out sooner or later that a certain level of trial and error is needed and it's better to learn this early on. Corals sometimes get moved more than once from the time they enter the tank until they find their final resting spot.

some times its nice to know and not kill your corals from lack of knolage
theres nothing worse then findiong out you made a dum mistake or you could have saved them he wants to know how well his lights work why is there such a contreversy over this ?

jorjef
02-25-2014, 12:33 AM
Ya ya you guys win. :lol: