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AQD_ottawa
03/03/2017, 07:42 AM
Why should you be using the Seneye reef light meter
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How much do we all spend on corals in a year? How much do we spend on different supplements to try and make the coral grow and to improve its colour? How much do we spend on making sure the light output we have put these delicate and expensive species under is correct? I think the majority of us are guilty of not spending anything on the last but is without doubt after water quality the most important element in keeping corals successfully.

Until a short time ago working out correct light outputs for corals was based on choosing what we believed to be the right spectrum of bulb for your T5 or MHO, then along came LED’s on mass and changed all this, all of a sudden you had multi channel variances to deal with, many reefers have seen their corals succumb to the wrong type of light output, often put under far to higher intensities.

The answer of course is a light meter but these were costly and often confusing to use, this has put off many reefers from purchasing probably the most important piece of equipment you could own for for coral success.

This answer came with the launch of the Seneye Reef Aquarium Life support monitor, not only does the Seneye Reef come with a very accurate light meter, it also will monitor your pH, Temperature and Ammonia, as well as your Ammonium level, ideal for seeing if your nutrients are on the rise. The Seneye Reef light meter has stood up against big names such as Apogee and held its ground in terms of accuracy and functionality equally and in some cases reported better.

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When we walk into our fish store and walk out with that new prized coral, would it not be advantageous to know what lighting this specimen is going under? Is it correct for its species? Too hot and the coral will stress and bleach, too cool of intensity and at best it will lose its colour and not grow. Having access to an affordable light meter bridges the gap from failure to success.

Having the ability to balance your tanks lighting, especially LED is now very important to the success of keeping corals, with the Seneye Reefs light meter you no longer are leaving this to chance.

Even if you have not adopted LED lighting, using the Seneyes light meter to measure the output of your bulbs and tubes is as important, changing bulbs at the right time can both save you money and also help assure better success with coral health. Another great use for the Seneye Reef.

The Seneye Reefs biggest advantages are
• Cost coupled with accuracy, multiple head to heads have shown the Seneye Reef Light meter to be as accurate to names such as Apogee, but costing as little as $199.00
• Ability not only measure PAR but also LUX Kelvin and PUR, the latter PUR is the percentage of useable light (growth light) that is being produced, the higher the number the better growth potential the output has.
• With the addition of the Seneye Web Server (SWS) data logging of all parameters over an internet connection and email alerts and alarms.
• 24/7 warnings of nutrient issues.

For $199 is it worth the risk not knowing the right lighting output for your corals?

Please download the latest catalog here
http://go.seneye.com/catalog

Product direct link
http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/seneye-reef-monitoring-system-and-par-meter

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Munster49
03/03/2017, 08:56 AM
I was considering getting this, but I can't find anything relating to the "correct" PAR for different corals. This is great to tell you what they are at, but what are they [I]supposed[I] to be? Is there a chart anywhere that says something like:

Frogspawn should be (X) PAR
Acropora should be (X) PAR

etc...?

DEadsCSU
03/03/2017, 08:59 AM
Where is the best pricing on a Seneye system currently?

AquariumSpecialty
03/03/2017, 09:35 AM
Where is the best pricing on a Seneye system currently?

Why from us, of course :-). We have free shipping and a rewards point program.

http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/equipment/controllers-monitors/monitors

AQD_ottawa
03/03/2017, 10:47 AM
I was considering getting this, but I can't find anything relating to the "correct" PAR for different corals. This is great to tell you what they are at, but what are they [I]supposed[I] to be? Is there a chart anywhere that says something like:

Frogspawn should be (X) PAR
Acropora should be (X) PAR

etc...?

I will post this later there is a seneye link to this

AQD_ottawa
03/03/2017, 11:25 AM
Here is the link to the chart

http://answers.seneye.com/index.php?title=en/Aquarium_help/What_is_PAR_%26_PUR_%3F/marine_coral_reef_PAR_levels

Munster49
03/03/2017, 12:21 PM
This is great! I didn't even know there were "very low light" acroporas. Mainly SPS on the chart,though. Anything for LPS?

AQD_ottawa
03/03/2017, 12:48 PM
This is great! I didn't even know there were "very low light" acroporas. Mainly SPS on the chart,though. Anything for LPS?

Only got it for SPS for now, but LPS are a lot less light of course.

AquariumSpecialty
03/03/2017, 01:43 PM
We just posted a similar article on our blog. You can check it out here...

http://aquanerd.com/2017/03/a-closer-look-at-the-seneye-reef-monitor.html

DEadsCSU
03/03/2017, 05:11 PM
We just posted a similar article on our blog. You can check it out here...

http://aquanerd.com/2017/03/a-closer-look-at-the-seneye-reef-monitor.html

Great blog post. What's your advantages vs. the APEX product?

jason2459
03/03/2017, 05:26 PM
Great blog post. What's your advantages vs. the APEX product?
I would say the seneye complements a full controller. The seneye is a monitor and if setup can alert as well but won't shut something down.

But its a good monitor that touches on areas the Apex doesn't like Ammonia plus it has a better light meter that IME matches that of the Apogee MQ-510.

From my journal on the benefits of ammonia monitoring even in a mature system
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1673282

Comparing the Seneye vs Apogee PAR meter
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24982814

I won't leave town with out an active slide in place. ;)

AQD_ottawa
03/03/2017, 05:26 PM
Great blog post. What's your advantages vs. the APEX product?

The Seneye will do the following

PAR
LUX
Kelvin
and most importantly PUR which is the percentage usable light for growth

See here

http://answers.seneye.com/@api/deki/files/253/=SCA_light_meter_02.png

DEadsCSU
03/04/2017, 07:50 PM
The Seneye will do the following



PAR

LUX

Kelvin

and most importantly PUR which is the percentage usable light for growth



See here



http://answers.seneye.com/@api/deki/files/253/=SCA_light_meter_02.png



Awesome thank you. Is there a way to connect / coordinate the apex and seneye products?


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AQD_ottawa
03/04/2017, 07:57 PM
No it's a stand alone unit.