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Old 10-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PAR data collection

This thread is a place for members who use the PAR meter to record their results, and compare to others information. I suggest you use the "quote" option to copy this form into your post and then fill in the blanks.

10 October 2011

Please fill out this form as completely as possible. Use a new form for each aquarium. You can also submit the information on the DFWAPC forum on Aquatic Plant Central and it will be immediately available for everyone.

Aquarium size:
(gallons and dimensions)

Type of light fixture AND reflector:
(power compact, T5 NO, metal halide, mirror polish reflector, white paint, mylar, etc.)

Number of lamps, bulbs, or tubes, and wattage:
(examples: “2 T5 HO tubes, 24 w” or “1 metal halide 150 w”)

Age of lamps, bulbs, or tubes:

Other information:
(brand, color temperature, spectrum, etc.)

Distance from light fixture to substrate:

(Tip: you may want to measure PAR in several different locations. You can report multiple measurements, or calculate an average.)

Comments: (Are there other conditions affecting light levels? What types of plants do you grow? Was the meter easy to use? Were you surprised by the results?)

Thank You!

Last edited by Michael; 10-14-2011 at 07:57 AM.. Reason: add reflector
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