BRStv Investigates: Setting a baseline for SPS corals and future lighting tests
June 15th, 2017
Want to win what we used today? - Click Here Today on BRStv, we have a brand new episode of our series, BRStv Investigates. In this series, we explore popular reefing theories, products, methods, and what the manuals are missing, with a focus on putting them to the test! We are taking a deep look into reef lighting and investigating what should we consider PAR baselines for SPS corals. Over the next few months, we will be testing almost every light on the market to help you determine what lighting intensities may be best for your reef tank. We took a couple of well-known light fixtures that we have seen grow SPS corals and put them over our 120 Gallon ReefSavvy Lighting test tank to see what kind of PAR measurements we got. Putting out PAR meter through multiple tests at different points and depths throughout the aquariu we found a few interesting readings, but ultimately everything was pretty much as we expected. Between our testing and using information from well-known hobbyist that have years of light testing. We now have a great baseline for the intensity that SPS corals may prefer and with these numbers, we can now start to venture into other types of lighting systems from T5 to LED. So make sure to follow along as we keep investigating reef tank lighting and help you select the perfect light for your aquarium. *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty regarding the products and the application as presented in this video and shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages, or from personal injury or death resulting from or in any manner related to the video, and the products in and contents of the video. The viewer expressly agrees that aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages or losses related to the products in and content of the video and hereby agrees to hold the foregoing harmless from any such losses or damages.