- 7-Day Rental - MQ-210 Underwater Quantum PAR Meter - Apogee
Rent an Apogee MQ-210 PAR Meter for 7 days!
Ideal for T5 and Metal Halide Lights
Knowing the total intensity of your aquarium lights can dramatically help with coral growth and health, but the meters are very expensive and only require a couple uses right when you get your lights set up and running, making them a hard to justify the purchase. We now offer a PAR meter rental program that lets you use an Apogee MQ-210 Underwater Quantum PAR Meter and Apogee Sensor Wand for one week, giving you time to perfectly tune your lights!
- 7-Day Rental Period
- Return Shipping Included
- Fully Refundable Deposit*
- Includes Sensor Wand
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Increased Accuracy for all Underwater Lighting Measurements!
Measure and store the PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) readings of your reef tank to ensure the healthy growth of your inhabitants.
- Handheld meter with large, easy to read LCD display
- Records reading for review
- Record measurement in Automatic mode or Manually
- The separate sensor head is fully potted, dome-shaped design - waterproof, weatherproof and self-cleaning
The MQ-210 Par Sensor has been specifically designed to give reliable and repeatable readings underwater with all types of natural and electronic lighting. Apogee now has the immersion correction factor installed in the meter and will automatically compensate for any effects underwater readings may have.
Quantum refers to the amount of energy carried by a photon. Apogee quantum sensors measure photosynthetically active radiation or photosynthetic photon flux (PPF). Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), or photosynthetic photon flux (PPF), is the spectral range (wave band) of solar radiation from 400 to 700 nanometers that photosynthetic organisms are able to use in the process of photosynthesis.
We personally like inputting all of our reading into a spreadsheet to make a chart of light output and overlay the readings on a photo as well. Having a picture with your tanks PAR levels is very handy to have when placing new corals in your tank.
- Calibration Uncertainty - ± 5 %
- Measurement Repeatability - less than 1.0 %
- Response Time - less than 1ms
- Field of View - 180°
- Spectral Range - 410 to 692 nm (wavelengths where the response is greater than 50% of maximum)
- Sensor Dimensions - 2.4 cm diameter and 2.8 cm height
- USB Cable - 2 m (6 ft)
- Warranty - 4 years
1x Apogee MQ-210 PAR Meter and Sensor
1x Apogee Sensor Wand
Apogee MQ-210 Par Meter Rental Policy
PAR meter rental period is 7 days from the day it is delivered to your door to the day the return tracking number becomes active, so you get a full week to tune your lights! If you need to keep the meter and wand longer, no problem; the same weekly rental fee of $40 applies to each week you need to keep the meter. When you're ready to send the PAR meter and wand back, just let us know through email, phone, or live chat, and we will have a return label sent to your email right away. Just repackage the meter and wand then drop it off at any UPS location.
*Deposits are fully refundable, granted the meter is shipping back to us within the initial 7-day rental period with all the included accessories in working condition. Each additional week will incur a $40 charge, that will be deducted from the deposit. Deposits can be refunded back to your original method of payment within 60 days of the initial order, or back to your BRS Reward Point account after 60 days.
Worth it By Chuck on 4/11/2019Chuck would recommend this product to a friendThe $40 spent on this rental might be the best $40 I have spent on my tank in a long time. Some of my frags (particularly SPS) were surviving but not really thriving, so I decided to rent this meter and check out my lighting. The unit was clean, well packaged and very easy to use. I quickly realized my PAR levels were roughly 100 points lower than what i expected in much of the tank. After increasing the intensity and lowering the height of my lights a few inches, I was able to easily get my PAR levels in the range where i wanted them. My corals look happier now. I just wish I'd done it sooner.
Amazing unit! By Chris on 2/25/2019Chris would recommend this product to a friendThis unit is amazing and is really a must have if you want to get your new tank setup properly so you know where to place corals at and not bleach them out!
It arrived really quick and was packaged beautifully, a nice card included with instructions and return shipping was a breeze. If you don't rent this out when setting up your lights your missing out
If you don't rent this you're failing! By Ethan on 1/13/2019Ethan would recommend this product to a friendSo glad you can rent this! Worked great and was able to tune my lights to minimize low spots that looked brighter than they really were. Definitely will be renting this again for the next tank!