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Neptune Systems PMK PAR Monitoring Kit
Neptune Systems PMK PAR Monitoring Kit

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*Continuous aquarium PAR monitoring system for Apex Controllers
*Measures aquarium lighting PAR levels plus spectrum & intensity
*Decorative PAR sensor mount helps maintain aquarium aesthetics

Ensure ideal aquarium light levels with real-time measurement and monitoring of PAR level, light spectrum, and intensity. Neptune Systems PMK PAR Monitoring Kit provides vital information regarding the quality of light in your aquarium essential for proper health and growth of corals and aquatic plants. Sophisticated monitoring device continuously monitors and logs aquarium light levels 24 hours a day. Decorative mount from Real Reef Rock beautifully conceals PAR sensor to preserve aquarium aesthetics.

Neptune Systems PMK PAR Monitoring Kit measures PAR or Photosynthetically Active Radiation - light in the 400 to 700 nanometer range - vital for photosynthesis. With the advanced graphing capabilities of APEX Fusion, you can superimpose your PAR readings with your lighting schedule. Armed with actual sensor data, you can fine-tune your lighting or adjust your lights with confidence - no more guessing!

Key Benefits

  • Performs continuous light-level monitoring for your aquarium
  • Measures actual PAR - the light corals and plants use
  • Prevents burning out corals
  • Includes ASM - the new Advanced Sensors Module
  • PAR sensor hides nicely in aquarium inside Real Reef Rock
  • Fine tune your lighting to your aquariums' needs

Neptune Systems PMK PAR Monitoring Kit requires:

  • Neptune Systems AquaController Apex, Apex Lite, or Apex Jr.

Neptune Systems PMK PAR Monitoring Kit includes:

  • ASM - Advanced Sensors Module
  • NPS - Neptune PAR Sensor
  • Real Reef Rock (Decorative Sensor Mount)
  • 6 ft AquaBus Cable

Measure Actual PAR- The Light Corals and Plants Use
The Apex with the PMK measures actual PAR. PAR stands for Photosynthetically Active Radiation. This is the light from 400 to 700 nanometers that organisms are able to use for photosynthesis - this includes the zooxanthellae algae, which lives inside your corals.

Rugged Sensor Hidden Inside Real Reef Rock
Sensors and probes are great in our aquariums, but we hobbyists just don't want to see them! That's why we hobbyists usually put them down below in the sump. Not possible here. Knowing this, Neptune Systems had the guys at Real Reef Rock design a custom piece of rock to hide the sensor in your aquarium. Now you can monitor light 24/7 and never see the sensor!

24/7 Light Monitoring
Track your light levels over time. With the PMK, you track and log PAR 24/7. Now you easily go back and look at how you had your lights running last week. Even better, you can compare your light output across the day with others who use the PMK and then compare light schedules and LED settings.

Prevent Burning Out Corals
At certain parts of the spectrum, the human eye cannot perceive light intensity changes once the light level exceeds a certain point. Too often, this causes people to adjust their LED lights far past the ideal PAR level for their corals or plants. This usually results in burning, bleaching and/or death. With the PMK, you can adjust your lights while monitoring exactly what light is affecting your corals and plants throughout the day. Also, not all corals are alike. Each type of coral has its own range of light intensity that makes it happy or not.

No More Guesswork
If you control your lighting with the Apex, you are in for an added bonus. The lighting wizard in Apex Fusion shows you your previous day's light level across the day superimposed with the light wizard graph. Up until now, you had to pretty much wing it when it came to making adjustments. Now you can easily make lighting changes and see the effects of those changes in one simple interface!

If you don't have it already, this is one major reason to start controlling your lighting with the Apex. There are many Apex ready light choices available. Some of the wireless lights, like those from AquaIlluminations and EcoTech Marine, even have their own Apex control modules (AWM and WXM).

Includes the Newly Released Advanced SENSORS (ASM) Module
More information will be released on this module in the future but in short, this new module allows for hundreds of different types of future Neptune Systems and current 3rd-party sensors to be connect to your Apex and have their data logged.

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