Par readings

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Par readings

Post by tinkerman on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:03 pm

I just did a quick check around the tank and was seeing 250-350 on sand bed and 1 spot that had 500. The top of the corals seem to be getting 350-450. The spot the 500 showed up I have a bleached tri color that I have been waiting to color back up and had been thinking about finding some where with higher par, not anymore. I'll have to find some time and sit down with a photo and paint and show my findings better.

tinkerman
Lion Fish
Lion Fish

Location : Moorhead, MN
Number of posts : 417
Age : 41

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by tinkerman on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:11 pm

I tested the woman's 40 breeder today it is running a 4 bulb t5ho, hagen glo ballasts, bulbs front to back corallife 10k,corallife actinic, corallife 10k, marine glo actinic. Not very happy with par on this tank.
Photobucket

tinkerman
Lion Fish
Lion Fish

Location : Moorhead, MN
Number of posts : 417
Age : 41

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by tinkerman on Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:06 am

Ok got bored did a par reading on the 125. It has 3x250 watt halides, bulbs are radiums are about 2-3mo old, ballasts are reeflex cube hqi m80, reflecters are lumenbright mini's mounted left and right side are 21" from water to bottom of reflecter middle is19" from water to bottom of reflecter.

tinkerman
Lion Fish
Lion Fish

Location : Moorhead, MN
Number of posts : 417
Age : 41

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by tinkerman on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:42 pm

If anyone is interested in getting their tank tested while i"m at the swap, let me know and I could bring the par meter with. It would be nice to get a few more tanks with par numbers to maybe help with lighting decisions. I had a pic, used paint to add par #'s, and hood would need enough room to get a hand in the tank.

tinkerman
Lion Fish
Lion Fish

Location : Moorhead, MN
Number of posts : 417
Age : 41

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by HSCmember on Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:40 am

It would be great to test the Headwater Science Center 210 if you want.
avatar
HSCmember
Great White
Great White

Location : Bemidji
Number of posts : 560

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by cdness on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:43 am

My tank is a volunteer tank if you wanted to stop over and take a look at it some day. Just give me a call.
avatar
cdness
Great White
Great White

Location : Fargo, ND
Number of posts : 798
Age : 36

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by tinkerman on Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:54 pm

cdness I was planning on doing yours, we will get together after swap. Been a little busy building a new top fro the 40 breeder for the woman. We could test the science center. I will probably be leaving early for the swap and could do a tank before and one after if someone else wants theirs checked.

tinkerman
Lion Fish
Lion Fish

Location : Moorhead, MN
Number of posts : 417
Age : 41

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by blennieluvr on Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:54 pm

I wouldn't mind having mine checked but I live 12 miles away from the swap location and I probably won't get to leave right after the event as we'll be taking down. Maybe another time might be better?
avatar
blennieluvr
Admin
Admin

Location : Bemidji, MN
Number of posts : 2896

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by Swanwillow on Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:40 pm

You can check mine. I'm 5 miles away from the swap and running a panorama. It'd be interesting to see if I have less or more light than some others on here.
avatar
Swanwillow
Great White
Great White

Location : Bemidji MN
Number of posts : 845
Age : 35

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by tinkerman on Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:42 pm

Swanwillow that works. Cammie if there is a way to work it just let me know, understand you will be busy with stuff sat . I am hoping to get up there bout 9am.

tinkerman
Lion Fish
Lion Fish

Location : Moorhead, MN
Number of posts : 417
Age : 41

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by tinkerman on Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:08 pm

I helped my brother build a new top and stand for his 75. Took some par readings. He is running a 6 bulb t5ho with workhoarse ballasts, 2 actinics, 2 blue special, and 2 blue plus, bulb are 7" above water.

tinkerman
Lion Fish
Lion Fish

Location : Moorhead, MN
Number of posts : 417
Age : 41

Back to top Go down

Re: Par readings

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum