Honestly I thought the point I was making was crystal clear. I reccomend par meter to anyone setting up new lamp to use a par meter and get familiar with said lamp and new powerful leds.
I asked you what kind of lights are you using was just curious is all. Guessing something your super familiar with and most likely been using a long time. Def wasn't trying to put you on spot just think people could learn.
I gotta say though your on absolute God status in my eyes if you can come over and tell me where my par is reading under my lamp under my new photon v2+.
Realisticly if I had those powers I'd quit my job and rent myself out to reefers dialing in lights and probably be doing alot better off.
Guilty of not doing enough here... this is a topic that i am interested in learning and applying to my tank... hoping that this forum will help me.Back in the day we never measured lighting PAR. We looked at how the coral was doing and either moved it up or down in the tank. I Got a suggestion from a member that we should ask about PAR and measuring PAR so let's talk about it today and how much you consider it!
From World Wide Corals: What is PAR? Photosynthetically active radiation, otherwise known as PAR, is roughly the number of light particles penetrating the surface of the water and saturating your tank. These particles supply photosynthetic organisms such as corals and plants with the energy they need to break down sugars, produce food, and cycle toxins out of their bodies. As such, they’re key to maintaining the health of your tank inhabitants and keeping the ecosystem in check. However, you must regulate the amount of PAR you allow in your tank to ensure your specimens are neither over- nor undersaturated with light. This is why reef tank owners often use PAR meters during the building process to find the proper light range for their specific aquariums. Read More Here
1. How much do you really care about the PAR values in your reef aquarium?
2. If you do care then how are you measuring your par values?
image via @Joe Batt
This is why I give a big thumbs up to seneye.. the par meter in the seneye reef measure blue light and gives you a spectrum reading. It was as accurate as a 1,200 apogee par meter for 200 bucks! Can't say enough good things about itDon't care about PAR. PAR is just a measure of light. It can't read if the color is blue,green, yellow or anything else. It just reads photons. So..... One can have the right PAR over their tank with the wrong colors.