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  1. chaostactics

    ISO: Help with PAR readings

    I think I'm doing it wrong? Using an Apogee MQ510 in perfect condition as far as I know. Also is there a template or program out there to grid your tank in 3D to record readings on? I'm testing my lights Radion XR30pro G4 WITH Radion diffusers on RMS mounts (about 7" above tank+ 2.5" rim to waterline) and about a 10-15 degree tilt toward the back of the tank due to the weight of the XR30 or "design" of the RMS I've attached a diagram of the lighting and tank. Sand bed is black and about 2" deep. Tank is 24" x 32" x 24" LxWxD. Lights are about 3" from each left and right edges and about 4.5" back from front edge. Also attached is the lighting scheme. I was running the preloaded radiant color scheme at 59%. Anyway took some measurements figured I was doing it wrong and gave up. Dead center in my tank left to right, top to bottom, front to back I got ~315 PAR (took the measurements at 57% not full 59%) and all the way down on the sand bed approx 1" from the glass and approx 7" I was getting ~330 PAR. Also of note I'm just remembering I had forgotten to shut off my pumps. So I'm guessing the par may be higher and I can't recall if I scraped the glass first. I realize 2 x XR30PRO are big for this tank but I was truely caught off guard by the readings. Is it possible I'm getting it right before I go though and do a ton of readings? (With the pump off) And adjust my lights to desired PAR 70-150 or so. TIA
  2. Crass

    Need a big favour

    Hi everyone! Was hoping an AI prime 16HD user could help me test par. I know it's a big ask but I cant find somewhere in montreal to rent a PAR meter. Would be much appreciated! It's a 13" deep tank, nuvo 10 Gallon Current max peak (all i need tested) Blue - 100 Violet - 100 UV - 75 V - 75 Red - 5 Green - 5 White - 15 Looking for par from sandbed to surface Light is 8 inches above surface Thank you!
  3. Segalplayer

    Par meter in SoCal?

    Anyone have a par meter that they would let me use in SoCal? Thanks! Trying to find my par readings on a nuvo 10.
  4. Anyone able to provide par of their xho par? Blue xho. Current tank is 12” tall, led would b 3-4” from water surface
  5. LiamFalconer

    PAR requirements for LPS and softies

    I am planning on getting mostly softies, (zoas, mushrooms, xenia, kenya tree, etc..), with a few LPS (hammer, frogspawn, maybe blasto). I have decent par (levels in pic below), and was wondering if they are enough to sustain those corals light-wise. 400 Par @ 2" 108 Par @ 8" 50 Par @ 16" P.S ik blastos are lower light, will keep towards bottom.
  6. so I got my 20gal (standard petco)long tank coming together. Still waiting for it to finish the cycle. I decided for lighting I would go with aqua illumination hydra 26 hd. And I must say I am thoroughly impressed. I have it on the 18" flexible arm. I have the light centered on the tank. I have it at the highest point. I have read about different heights etc and settings but it all become obscured and blurred with so many opninions for different size tanks that I don't own. So my question is what's a recommended height for the tank I have? Also what are some settings for the height? Because it matters for the settings and height .... As for the what what I want to grow.... zoas, GSP, torch, a Duncan and a few leather. Possibly a hammer. And way later in the future after the tank is solid a birds nest. I will have two clown fish in the tank along with a shrimp and 5 turbo snail. Of course cleanup first then spacing out the time of putting them in. I may add another fish in the future but for now 2 clown are fine thanks for any advice Protein skimmer not here yet but it will be soon
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