We now have an Apogee MQ-510 PAR meter available for lending to BAR members! This instrument includes a waterproof sensor to measure photosynthetically active radiation at various depths in your aquarium, and features both Sun and Electric calibration modes suitable for virtually all artificial light combinations. It is free to borrow if you're a Supporting Member. The club decided to buy a second PAR meter, since it is in high demand, and this newer version handles LEDs a bit better. Rules *Updated* Must be a Supporting Member of this Club for at least 2 months. YOU are responsible to go get it. Do NOT let the display unit get wet since this part is not water proof. How do I borrow the Par Meter? Plan your days with the Par Meter efficiently. Do not borrow the Par Meter when you know you have soccer practice with your kids every evening for the next two weeks. Post to this thread, to get in line to borrow it As you post, re-post list of people still in line. Put your username, home city, and work city if applicable. All 3 really helps with drop-off and pick-up Feel free to move your name down the list to make pickup/drop-off easier, but no swapping. You have 14 days to use the par meter. You must help the next person pick it up. Be available, even if a bit busy. Perhaps bring it to work. Perhaps meet at LFS If nobody is on the list, work with BOD to get it put in storage. Passing off the Par Meter Wipe down the meter and let it dry before packing in box. (Remember the handheld display unit is not water proof) The next person in line will come and get it from you. Work with them to make that easy. If nobody is in line, bring it to a BOD member for storage. We have BOD members throughout the bay area where you can drop the Par Meter off. How do I use the Par Meter? First off, check to see if it's working. If the meter comes to you broken or damaged post and let a BOD member know ASAP. You are responsible for replacing or repairing the meter if you damage it. You can read the online instructions manual here. No More Par Meter For You If If the Par Meter shows up to you damaged/dirty, you can post in this thread and take a picture of the meter If the BOD members agrees, the previous user will get a Warning. If you do not return the Par Meter within 16 days, you get a Warning. Plan your Par Meter days efficiently before borrowing. If you get 2 Warnings, you're done. No more Par Meter for you. Clean and protect the Par Meter. This is your Par Meter too.