PAR Readings from Sunpower

Discussion in 'ATI Aquaristik' started by cgaubuchon, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Addicted2ACRO's

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    Sounds good to me
     

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    I can't wait to see what the 6 bulb will do in that size of a tank. I'll be following
     
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    Did you ever run the par reading?
     
  4. Sabellafella

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    Haha wow forgot about this thread, yup i did. I have my new bulbs laying around waiting to go in, ill be testing the par of the new bulbs also.
     
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    Screenshot_2016-01-07-00-55-07.png This was takin a week after this thread started, with the use of activated carbon. My par readings now are almost 10% loss in par from the bulbs burning.
     
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    @Sabellafella -which ATI model did you do this test with and how high is it over the tank?
     
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    This was at 13 inches my girlfriend wrote 10 for some reason. 48inch dimmable, 4 blue+1cp+1pp and a reefbrite all on full blast
    Those bulbs were over 2 months old also
     
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    Sabellafella

    I know this is an old post, but thanks for all the info. I'm going to switch over to a ATI fixture.
     
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    MrSkumfrog, let me know if you have any questions or need any help deciding what is best for your setup. We are here to help.

    Cheers
     
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    Sorry if this information is somewhere else, but I have the 8 bulb 24" programmable ATI fixture. Using 1 2-bulb channel as sunrise/sunset only, and 6 bulbs for my daylight/main lighting power. I want to increase my par for my SPS, is there any data around how much par adding 2 bulbs, keeping the light fixture at the same height, would add? trying to determine if lowering the light by an inch, adding a full 8 bulbs, or both is best. I rented a PAR meter a while back so have basic readings at different heights with 6 bulbs, but not for adding 8 bulbs.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I would expect 20-30% more par. I have never tested it myself though. You would likely need to lower it however to achieve the higher par, otherwise its really just going to cover a larger area.
     
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