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QC Par Meter Checkout thread

Discussion in 'Quad Cities Area' started by Bud, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Yes, it is a member benefit
    Jeremy's membership only recently expired so his membership was active back in December but thanks for paying attention!! :)
     
  2. Bryan-1

    Bryan-1 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    @Ray/Jen_Reefin@Ray/Jen_Reefin
    I would like to use par meter.
    Any chance of picking up at Christmas party?
    Thanks
     
  3. Ray/Jen_Reefin 2016 Vice President / 2015 Volunteer of the year.

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    Yes @Bryan-1@Bryan-1 u can pick up there we will bring it.
     
  4. Ray/Jen_Reefin 2016 Vice President / 2015 Volunteer of the year.

    Davenport, IA
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    I am aware who is members in the QC.
    As long as they make post on here for request. It does show. Thanks for your concerns.
     
  5. Bryan-1

    Bryan-1 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Will be returning to Jen and Ray

    Going to try and post of my numbers under a AI prime
    about 10 inches above tank
    Measured at 6 inches and 12 inches directly below and about 6 inches off to the side.
     

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  6. blackx-runner Administrator Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    those numbers seem a little low.
    Never messed with the prime before, but I did have AI sol blues on my tank for awhile and IIRC they were much higher PAR than those. I wonder if its narrow beam reflectors the sol blues had that made the big difference.
     
  7. Jen/Reefin Experienced Reef Keeper

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    We will be testing and comparing it someone else's parameter .
    Thinking it might have to be recalibrated.
     
  8. Bryan-1

    Bryan-1 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Should have posted I did return, when I did return not weeks later sorry.
     
  9. Bryan-1

    Bryan-1 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Yes I did have that disappeared using when I returned the meter. I felt the same way.
     
  10. Bryan-1

    Bryan-1 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Has anyone used the meter with better results after it got checked recalibrated ?
     
  11. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    We sent all the PAR meters into Apogee to get upgraded so that they would properly sense LED spectrum, so there isn't really a "calibration" that needs to be done to any of the PAR meters.

    I believe that you do have to multiply your results by 1.32 in order to account for immersion, that is described in this article by Apogee:

    Underwater PAR Measurements | Apogee Instruments

    They have the MQ510 which automatically accounts for this but I do not believe that we have this version - we upgraded all the meters from the MQ200 to the MQ500 when they were offering a discounted upgrade program.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2017
  12. Bryan-1

    Bryan-1 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I thank you for that information. That wasn't what I asked I wanted to know if anybody has used them since they were updated as you put it.

    I had used the par meter in the past to check my Sol Blues so I had an idea what those numbers should be under those lights and it was not even 25% of what it read before.

    From reading multiple reviews on what the AI Prime light should read. It only read 100 par directly under the light and my light was at a hundred percent. The light was no more than 12 inches above the water and the par meter was no more than 4 inches into the water. I really did not believe those to be correct also at that time.
     
  13. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    @Eric McIllece@Eric McIllece here is the thread I was referring to, you can check out the CR meter also as long as you can get it back there when you're done

    Also the club equipment is only available to dues-paying members, so if you want to use either meter, membership is a requirement.

    @Ray/Jen_Reefin@Ray/Jen_Reefin has the meter (Ray & Jen Milem)
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2018
  14. Ray/Jen_Reefin 2016 Vice President / 2015 Volunteer of the year.

    Davenport, IA
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    Feel free to contact me @ 563-370-0122
     
  15. Eric McIllece New User GIRS Member

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    I would like to borrow the par meter if it's available
     

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