What is PAR?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in aquarium service ma, Aquatic Community, Equipment, General Information, Lighting, PAR, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spend any time researching or discussing lighting options for your aquarium and the subject of PAR is bound to come up. But what exactly is PAR and why is it important?   PAR stand for photosynthetic active radiation. This is the spectrum of wavelengths whose energy is able to be used by photosynthetic cells in plants, corals, and algae. The wavelengths available for photosynthesis (which is the easiest way to think of PAR) are those between 400-700 nanometers.   table courtesy of...

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