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Really great information everyone, our growing database is becoming more useful by the day.. Big thanks to all that have contributed and keep those numbers coming in :)
 

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Could be an interesting test case here:

Tester: Apogee SQ120-SS

Tank: Standard AGA 55g (48" long, 18" deep)
All equipment running

Left side, DIY LED array (2x RapidLED Saltwater Aurora Pucks)
Right side, 2x Kessil A160WE

Left-side settings: Blues 88%, Colored 76%, Whites 60%, UV 75%
Right-side Settings: Color 25%, Intensity 85%

Font colors don't mean anything - just chosen for readability.

Having my Lexan lids on vs. off seemed to knock off about 10% of the reading. I should have rinsed one of them off and seen if that made a difference. Most of the measurements were actually made with the lids off, the right-side lid was on for the testing.

FTS with PAR.png
 

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Nuvo 10 running an ai prime hd 10 inches above the water. I run WWCs prime schedule which is 100% blues, and violets, with green, red and white at 10% for 4 hours followed by 7 hours of just the blues and violets at 100%.

I don't have a par meter but a member over at nanoreef was kind enough to run the setting over his tank and take some readings.

Just below water surface - middle 470, edge 200
Midway below waterline - mid 245, edge 140
Bottom of tank - mid 170, edge 100

Halfway up and above I keep acros, montis, and birdsnests. Below that various Lps and below them zoas/shrooms.

I also have one side of the tank thats viewable but very shaded so I'm doing various cyphastreas and leptos there.
 
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Red Sea Reefer 250 SPS dominant

Type of meter you are using for measurements
Seneye Reef

Type of lighting.
X2 Radion XR15 Pro Gen 4 on AB+ @ 65% 10:00-22:00, including 2hr ramp up and down total 8hrs max exposure.

Height of lighting over your water
12”

Depth of water
50cm

Pumps or power heads running?
X1 MP40QD X1 MP10QD

 

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Apogee MQ510

2 lumen bright mini, no glass shields
2 Brand new hamilton m58 ballasts
Hamilton 250 watt 14k - 3 months use
2 SBar 450/420nm led strips, 50%

MH bulb center = 15” off water
LED’s = 12” off water

Standard 90 gallon 48”x18”x24”(h)

All pumps off for readings

All room lighting off for readings

 

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  • Type of meter you are using for measurements: Neptune PMK
  • Type of lighting: Two Radion XR30 Pro Gen 4 with diffusers
  • LED users if possible include percentages used for different colors: AB+ spectrum, running at 80%
  • Height of lighting over your water: 9"
  • Depth of water: 19"
  • Pumps or power heads running? Return pump, WAV, and Gyre running
  • Any other factors that may contribute to readings such as room lighting, windows, tank in sunroom? etc. Window blinds closed
PAR Readings.jpeg
 
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I wanted to help contribute with some numbers from my A360X. I have 4 of them over my 48x24x21 aquarium. As you can see the water level is pretty high to the glass, the lights are exactly 6in above the surface of the water.

I tested in 3 lighting configurations. All 3 configurations had the color set to 40% (slightly on the bluer side from 50%).
Configuration A: Intensity 100%, Violet 20%, Red 10%, Green 10%
Configuration B: Intensity 100%, Violet 0%, Red 0%, Green 0%
Configuration C: Intensity 80%, Violet 0%, Red 0%, Green 0%

100gal_360x_par.jpg

(photo is slightly cloudy, but measurements were when water was clear, and circulation pumps off)

Coral health in the photo is not indicative of the lights, as these corals have been through a lot recently in the rebuild. Personally I am very happy with the lights, they seem to provide enough power, but have a stunning look and very even distribution.

Let me know if there is any questions, hopefully this is helpful to others (I personally was curious about the intensity falloff as you move away from 100%, as well as how the other colors might impact intensity).
 

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RedSea Reefer 250
Length 35.5"
Height 21"
Width 20"

Two Radion XR15 Gen 4
8.5" Off The Water - NOT Off the top of the rim on the tank
Par Tested with Apogee MQ-510

Flow Left On
Two MP10qWD on Back Wall
Neptune COR20 at 45%

Since flow was on I left the meter in the same location for a few seconds. I let the numbers jump around and picked the most consecutive reading.

AB+ 68% Intensity.jpeg


AB+ 85% Intensity.jpeg


AB+ 100% Intensity.jpeg


GR5% 68% Intensity.jpeg


GR5% 85% Intensity.jpeg


GR5% 100% Intensity.jpeg
 
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RedSea Reefer 250
Length 35.5"
Height 21"
Width 20"

Two Radion XR15 Gen 4
8.5" Off The Water - NOT Off the top of the rim on the tank
Par Tested with Apogee MQ-510

Flow Left On
Two MP10qWD on Back Wall
Neptune COR20 at 45%

Since flow was on I left the meter in the same location for a few seconds. I let the numbers jump around and picked the most consecutive reading.

AB+ 68% Intensity.jpeg


AB+ 85% Intensity.jpeg


AB+ 100% Intensity.jpeg


GR5% 68% Intensity.jpeg


GR5% 85% Intensity.jpeg


GR5% 100% Intensity.jpeg
Nice.. Thank you!
 

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Really great information everyone, our growing database is becoming more useful by the day.. Big thanks to all that have contributed and keep those numbers coming in :)
Retro,
This thread is just awesome... ;Woot ;Woot

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I'd sticky this thing if I could.

Great Job... :)
 

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I'd sticky this thing if I could.
Why didn’t I think of that! Great idea. Summoning #mods to sticky this if they will.

 

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  • Red Sea Reefer 525XL; 60"x22"x22"
  • Apogee 510
  • 3 Kessil A360, 2 T5 48": Coral+, Actinic
  • 100% Power 35% Color
  • Lights are 8" off water
  • 22" tank depth
  • Return pumps running but powerheads off; very little surface movement

Measurements taken with T5 strips OFF; I noted a 20-25% PAR increase throughout the tank with them on.
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125g, 6ft long.

Left and right flanks are Hydra26hd's.
Fluval Marine strip 3.0 stretch 48 inches between hydras.
All lights are 11" off water.
20" water depth.

Hydra settings:
110% blue, RB, purp
100% UV
28% CW

Fluval Strip:
Blue, cyan, purple 100%
Cw @ 40%

Seneye. Measured pur a par. 6 inches down from surface I'm hovering between 74% and 78% pur. At the sandbed in the middle under just the strip i am at 61% pur.

20190513_215305.jpg
 

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I wanted to help contribute with some numbers from my A360X. I have 4 of them over my 48x24x21 aquarium. As you can see the water level is pretty high to the glass, the lights are exactly 6in above the surface of the water.

I tested in 3 lighting configurations. All 3 configurations had the color set to 40% (slightly on the bluer side from 50%).
Configuration A: Intensity 100%, Violet 20%, Red 10%, Green 10%
Configuration B: Intensity 100%, Violet 0%, Red 0%, Green 0%
Configuration C: Intensity 80%, Violet 0%, Red 0%, Green 0%

100gal_360x_par.jpg

(photo is slightly cloudy, but measurements were when water was clear, and circulation pumps off)

Coral health in the photo is not indicative of the lights, as these corals have been through a lot recently in the rebuild. Personally I am very happy with the lights, they seem to provide enough power, but have a stunning look and very even distribution.

Let me know if there is any questions, hopefully this is helpful to others (I personally was curious about the intensity falloff as you move away from 100%, as well as how the other colors might impact intensity).
Thanks for this!!
 

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Hello everyone and thanks for sharing.

I took par reading and i thought someone might be interested in those, excuse my fairly empty DT.

Fixture is a 36" ATI Powermodule Hybrid, running 6x 39w T5 bulbs (ATI 50/50 B+/C+) and 2x 75w LEDS max peak at 50% color bands (Violet 30%, Blue 100%, Royal Blue 100%, Whites 0%). T5s are running 100%

Fixture is hung ~8" above water line. Powerheads and return pump were on during measurement.

Tank dimensions are 47.5 x 23.5 x 20, Cadlights Artesan II 100g.

Par meter used is an Apogee SQ-510.

20190410_155608.jpg
 

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Hello everyone and thanks for sharing.

I took par reading and i thought someone might be interested in those, excuse my fairly empty DT.

Fixture is a 36" ATI Powermodule Hybrid, running 6x 39w T5 bulbs (ATI 50/50 B+/C+) and 2x 75w LEDS max peak at 50% color bands (Violet 30%, Blue 100%, Royal Blue 100%, Whites 0%). T5s are running 100%

Fixture is hung ~8" above water line. Powerheads and return pump were on during measurement.

Tank dimensions are 47.5 x 23.5 x 20, Cadlights Artesan II 100g.

Par meter used is an Apogee SQ-510.

20190410_155608.jpg
How much did u pay for this?
 
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