Borrowing the Club's - PAR Meter

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  1. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Probably not possible that acros are growing at 70-90 -- yes. That would indicate that the rest is true -- the PAR meter isn't reflecting the actual "PAR" in the tank because Kessil's operate differently. And we know that Kessil's don't register correctly on a PAR meter.
     
  2. Gablami

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    Exactly. So it's not that the meter is malfunctioning or something. It's measuring lower PAR, but her corals are getting more usable light than the measurements indicate.


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  3. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Correct. Kessil's can't be measured with a PAR meter. I have 4 kessils over my main tank and didn't even bother trying with to do that tank with the PAR meter (other tan a few comparison questions I had.) The PAR meter on the tank with T5's was ... illuminating.
     
  4. Chromis

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    TNT32D graciously said if anyone can use the PAR meter in the next few days they can go next since she can't use it until next week. I'm hoping someone in the Mtn View area or who can meet at Neptune's this afternoon or lunchtime during the week :)


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  5. Gablami

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    I live in Palo Alto and would like to use it this week. I'm on the list after Matt and Asia. Anyone before me want to use this week?

    So that would be @roostertech and @coral4me.

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  6. roostertech

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  7. Chromis

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    Handed the PAR meter to coral4me (Matt & Asia) yesterday.


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  8. Gablami

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    I can be removed from the wait list.


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  9. coral4me

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    PM sent to TNT32D and roostertech
     
  10. Ibn

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    Put me down on the waitlist. Want to see where I'm landing at with the bump in power on the Vegas in the new scape.
     
  11. coral4me

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    Handed off PAR Meter to @Ibn
    Didn't get a response from @TNT32D
    @roostertech declined this round as he's not quite ready to test.

    The line:
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  12. Ibn

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    Just pulled PAR readings from the tank and will do so again in the next few hours to see if there's a dramatic change in the PAR readings throughout the day (Fiji light cycle).

    I should be done with it by today though. @TNT32D @roostertech you guys ready to pick it up after today?
     
  13. dpc goes west

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    Can i be added to the waitlist. Would love to see where my lights are at with my new system.
     
  14. roostertech

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    Back from my trip. I'm ready for the meter now.
     
  15. Coral reefer

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    I thought you were supposed to drop it off for the next person? Guess we have to look back at the beginning of the thread to find out.
     
  16. Ibn

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    Picked it up from the last person, not drop it off, from what I've been accustomed to.
     
  17. Coral reefer

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    Well they didn't follow the rules, it says em right in the first post. Gotta drop it off to a bod member or the next in line.
     
  18. Gablami

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    My opinion is that the Bay Area is a big place, and if someone from the South Bay might have to drive up to Walnut Creek or vice versa (and you never really know who is next in line because someone might not be ready for it, etc) it would really make it a pain to borrow the meter.

    I ended up getting my own meter, but I think getting a second meter, one for north bay and one for South Bay might make sense. As a group we encourage people to become members and we generously give equipment and frags to members. Is there no way the club can support another par meter from club funds?


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  19. Ibn

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    Already in conversation with Phuong in regards to the PAR meter logistics.

    Gabe, which PAR meter did you end up purchasing?
     
  20. Gablami

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    Got the neptune one to connect with apex. I like how it averages to give me one number and seems accurate (I didn't like how numbers would jump all over the place on standard meters and I would have to guess -- unless there's an built in way to average over time). Ok to leave submerged for long periods of time, but I don't use it like that. I leave mine on my overflow when I'm not using it and it is constantly giving me readings in my apex fusion just to tell me when lights are turning on etc.


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