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Does anyone rent out a par meter? I’m happy to leave a deposit and would only need for an hour and would have it back in the mail to you the next day after I receive it.

Obviously I’m not going to send a deposit unless you’re a well known/established member here.

Unfortunately no local shops have one near me.

Please message me if you can help. I’m in Arizona

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My Seneye is currently being lent out to @slipfinger. I (or he) could probably send it down your way. Shipping would be to and from Canada though

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That would be great. Is he in Canada too? How can we make this happen? Feel free to pm me


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Does anyone rent out a par meter? Iím happy to leave a deposit and would only need for an hour and would have it back in the mail to you the next day after I receive it.

Obviously Iím not going to send a deposit unless youíre a well known/established member here.

Unfortunately no local shops have one near me.

Please message me if you can help. Iím in Arizona

Thanks
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It's Black Friday @ BulkReefSupply.
Buy one and rent it out to your LFS.. Shame them..


https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/sq-52...or-apogee.html
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/seneye-reef-monitor.html
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It's Black Friday @ BulkReefSupply.
Buy one and rent it out to your LFS.. Shame them..


https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/sq-52...or-apogee.html
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/seneye-reef-monitor.html
Uh oh....lol

Is the Seneye fairly accurate at the lower and higher ends of the spectrum? I've read that some meters fail at reading something like 450nm and below and 660nm and above leading to readings that are lower than they should be.
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Uh oh....lol

Is the Seneye fairly accurate at the lower and higher ends of the spectrum? I've read that some meters fail at reading something like 450nm and below and 660nm and above leading to readings that are lower than they should be.

funny thing.. It's sensitivity is equiv. to the "old" Apogee 200 series but in practice (numerous discussion and comparisons on reef tanks against Li-Cor and the new 500 series) the "errors" don't really show.
Now if one had a hort. lit tank (heavy 660,430) it is very possible it is quite off..
https://www.seneye.com/light/par





Apparently the overshoot in high red compensates for undershooting the low red..
Sad too because it is just a bad choice of a high pass cut-off filter..
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Is the Seneye fairly accurate at the lower and higher ends of the spectrum?

The Seneye is more than accurate enough for our purposes.

The company does recommend only comparing results against other Seneye readings though.




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I think you guys just annoyed my wife because this might have to be an early Christmas gift hahaha.

@jeffkrol, since you linked the equipment, I'll just say some dude named Jeff on the forums pointed me in the right direction. lol
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Buy one and rent it out to your LFS.. Shame them..


https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/sq-52...or-apogee.html
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/seneye-reef-monitor.html
Do you need to buy both?



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Do you need to buy both?


Nope. They are both PAR meters. They just work slightly differently.


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Do you need to buy both?
I just placed an order for the Seneye. You can buy one or the other.
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Do you all use any of the other features of this (pH, NH3, etc.)?

I take it this is not also a pH controller, would just be a meter?



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Do you all use any of the other features of this (pH, NH3, etc.)?

I take it this is not also a pH controller, would just be a meter?


Right, itís a monitor, not controller. You need to buy slides that ďexpireĒ after 30 days of use if you want it to test pH. They are ~$10/each.


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Right, itís a monitor, not controller. You need to buy slides that ďexpireĒ after 30 days of use if you want it to test pH. They are ~$10/each.


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Yikes, okay. Thanks for the info. Time to Google more!

Need to decide this or a pH controller... well not need, just nice to have things!



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Yikes, okay. Thanks for the info. Time to Google more!

Need to decide this or a pH controller... well not need, just nice to have things!
In my experience, you really don't need to own a PAR meter.

Maybe it would be more useful if I was constantly setting up new tanks with different types of lighting, or if I wanted to mess with my bulbs a bunch, but for the most part you test your PAR once or twice and then the thing just sits around in a drawer.

Makes a lot more sense to try and "rent" one. Whether from your LFS or another hobbyist, or buying it, using it, then returning it

Owning a pH controller is a solid investment.
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