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Discussion in 'The Aqua Lounge' started by ShadowMac, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 4, 2010
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    North Dakota, USA
    I just ordered myself a PAR meter. I will finally be able to compare PAR between tanks and quit guessing about light levels. I can set it to desired intensity and then worry about other factors to get the growth I'm shooting for.

    One big conundrum I have had for some time is that in my 20 gallon with two 24 watt T5s I get fantastic color. This is a grow tank and is fairly neglected, yet growth is near ideal. In my 90 cm display tank, which gets more TLC, I can't quite match the color. I've gotten good growth, but it always ends up being a balancing and guessing game. No more with the PAR meter!

    Hopefully this will lead to some discussion about lighting. I will be comparing various LEDs (30 cm aquasky, 45cm LED, and my dimmable T5s)
  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

    Feb 10, 2013
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    Hi Shawn, Who a lucky guy ;)

    Looking forward to the results :cool:

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