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Old 07/21/2018, 12:14 PM   #1
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Any PAR meter suggestions?

I have been thinking about getting a PAR meter. Just wondered if anyone knows of any decent ones that dont break the bank? I dont really need a $300 PAR meter that im only going to use to help with coral placements. Just something that will get me by.

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Old 07/21/2018, 04:22 PM   #2
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Have you considered the Seneye?

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Old 07/21/2018, 10:18 PM   #3
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I have the Seneye and it works good. Dont use it very often.

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Old 07/21/2018, 10:54 PM   #4
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You could always get an Apogee sensor and use a multimeter to read mV. You can then scale it to get a PAR reading. It's a little off when it comes to LEDs, but they have a correction table for it and as long as you're not doing something where you need super accurate numbers it gets you in the ballpark.

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Old 07/22/2018, 03:24 PM   #5
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I have the Apex PAR meter meter and it works great. If you don't already have Apex though, there's no point in getting it.

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Old 07/22/2018, 03:38 PM   #6
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I own an MQ-510 it is already setup to handle the underwater immersion conversation and LED light's. I am very happy with my full spectrum quantum meter from Apogee. I used to classify my tank between low, med, and high par. Additionally it's proven useful when transferring corals between tanks I can ensure they go to a spot with very close par in the next tank.

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Old 07/23/2018, 09:12 PM   #7
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I have the MQ210.

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Old 07/25/2018, 09:53 AM   #8
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I have the seneye reef. works great. been tested and it gives similar reading to par reader 3 times it price. Only downside is that you have to make a stick to take readings around the tank.

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Old 07/26/2018, 09:24 AM   #9
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Want to rent it out for a week?

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