We now have an Apogee MQ-200 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. Special thanks to Neptune Aquatics for special-ordering the PAR meter for BAR! Rules Must be a Supporting Member of this Club for at least 2 months. YOU must deliver the Par Meter to a nearby BOD member or the next person waiting in line. 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. Send a private message to @Enderturtle with the following contact information Phone Number Address Your information will be kept private. We just want to be able to get our Par Meter back in case you forget to give it back. We've lost expensive equipment in the past for a while and want to avoid losing more equipment. You have 14 days to use the par meter. Returning the Par Meter Wipe down the meter after you're done using it. (Remember the handheld display unit is not water proof) Deliver the Par Meter to a BOD member or the next person waiting in line. We have BOD members throughout the bay area where you can drop the Par Meter off. San Francisco = @Coral reefer San Mateo = @Enderturtle Castro Valley = @Geneva South Bay = @Nav You have the option of delivering it to the next person who wants to borrow it or bringing it to a BOD member. 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. There should be an instructions manual in the box. You can also 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. For questions, tips, and comments, please use this thread.