New PAR Expansion Module by Reef Angel

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Reef Angel is at it again with an exciting new PAR expansion module. This module uses a quantum sensor that measures PAR in PPF units in wavelengths of 400 to 700 nanometers. Coupled with the open source Reef Angel controller, you could really have fun with this PAR module. Of course you use it to tune up your LED lamp. And that is really handy. But it could get really interesting if you adjusted your pumps based on the PAR reading. Or food timers. It goes on and on. Now in pre-order for $250. Specs and more below.

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    The PAR expansion module is an expansion module to measure PAR readings in your tank.

    Don't settle with flux sensors that measure the entire range of visible light.
    This PAR expansion module uses state-of-the-art quantum sensor that is capable of measuring PAR in PPF units (μmol m-2 s-1) in the correct wavelength of 400 to 700 nanometers (nm), which is used for photosynthesis in your tank.

    Now, you can set the PAR expansion module and dial in your LED dimming lights to be at the exact range of PAR your corals need and never guess again!!
    We all know that algae growth, detritus and many other factors affect clarity in water, causing the penetration of light that much harder. With this expansion module, you can compensate for those factors and adjust your LED lights on the fly to maintain optimal PAR measurements for your corals.

    Pre-order it for a limited time discounted price of $250 while it lasts!!!

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=F9SGFN94YC5HJ

    Sensor Specifications:
    • Sensitivity: 1 μmol m-2 s-1
    • Calibration Uncertainty: 5%
    • Measurement Repeatability: <1%
    • Non-stability (Long-term Drift): < 2 % per year
    • Non-linearity: < 1 % (up to 2500 µmol m-2 s-1; maximum PPF measurement is 2500 µmol m-2 s-1)
    • Response Time: < 1 ms
    • Field of View: 180°
    • Spectral Range: 410 nm to 655 nm
    • Directional (Cosine) Response: ± 5 % at 75° zenith angle
    • Temperature Response: 0.06 ± 0.06 % per C
    • Operating Environment: -40 to 70 C, 0 to 100 % relative humidity, Can be submerged in water up to depths of 5 m
    • Dimensions: 2.4 cm diameter and 2.8 cm height
    • Cable length: 5 m

    Reef Angel Web site:
    Reef Angel Aquarium Controller
     
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  3. evolved

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    Nifty...
    *waits for the others to follow*

    Looks like they're using the apogee sensor? Specs are the same (as well as its visual appearance).
    I assume you'd use the controller display for a real-time reading?
     
  4. nc208082

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    Wow that is a huge release. Thanks for the heads up definately going to order this. Any idea how long the pre sale is going to be on?
     
  5. chris adams

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    man the toys I would buy if I could find that money tree. Looks cool wish there were not so other things I need to buy.
     
  6. Av8Bluewater

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    It would be nice if Apex came out with one. Saves $100.
     
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Aye. That's how their other stuff works. Or on your phone if you have an the RA app.
     
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  9. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    I gotta set up my Reefangel again. Love the product spotlight Matt its my favorite part of 3reef!
     
  10. Jake

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    Count me in for wanting Apex/Profilux to adopt this!
     
  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    FYI -

    It is an Apogee PAR sensor.
    It plugs directly into the Reef Angel controller.
     
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    You know what I just noticed? Look at the printing on the cord in the photo! :p