PAR readings - Aquarium Forum
Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks Do you grow freshwater plants in your aquarium? This is the forum for you! Freshwater plant species, freshwater plant lights, freshwater plant water additives, chemistry, and plant nutrition. This forum is also a place to discuss plant-safe fish, CO2 dosing, nutrients, fertilizer, substrates, and other topics of interest to those keeping planted aquariums.

  Members currently in the chatroom: 0
Who's Online
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-12-2012.
No one is currently using the chat.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2016, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
Aquarioneer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 221
Welcomes: 90
Welcomed 21 Times in 1 Post
Thanks: 19
Thanked 32 Times in 32 Posts
PAR readings

Does anyone know the PAR reading for a Finnex StingRAY LED Clip Light?

I found plenty of information on the other Finnex fixtures but I can't find any on this specific fixture. Any help?

I have a 5 gallon, planning to plant it. Substrate is about 8 inches from the top of the tank, and given that it's a clip on light we'll just suppose that it will be about 9-10 inches from the light.

So, any info? Thanks.
ImBrovvn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-13-2016, 09:40 AM
What do fish think about?
 
Gizmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: East Bremerton, Washington
Posts: 3,665
Welcomes: 551
Welcomed 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks: 813
Thanked 1,341 Times in 1,129 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to Gizmo
Re: PAR readings

If you have any aquarium clubs/local forums near you, you could see if they have a PAR meter they could loan you to take readings.

ClearForLife 10G Acrylic, 4 HET rasboras, ~80 RCS, various snails. Ludwigia repens, various moss. Eheim 2211 Canister, 50W heater, Finnex FugeRay Planted+ 17W LED.

"Give me your penchant and I shall grant you deliverance." - Falcor
Gizmo is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-14-2016, 11:15 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 5
Welcomes: 0
Welcomed 14 Times in 1 Post
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You can calculate your own par. Just look up the formula. Pretty easy once you know how. It has to do with watts, kelvin spectrum of lights, and distance between lights and plants/substrate. Par changes as you get deeper in the tanks. I.E... The taller your tank the less the par rating as you get deeper. Also depends on width spectrum. So say your light is 30" up on the tank..... Youll have a higher par rating in the top 3rd of tank and the PAR rating drops as the further away you get from it.
Poppa Ryno is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Aquarium Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Replace with
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome