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 can have along side lights pumps and filters.
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.
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?
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