Lighting Experiment

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  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    The following is part of an email sent to Ken (SealifeInc) thanking him for help with a science experiment. The student posted his paper and the results on a website and I think anyone interested in low light (study was done with LED's) and keeping a few soft corals in an octo tank will find the study and results interesting.

     
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    cool idea. but wouldnt u need alot of light to keep the soft corals alive?
     
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    That depends on the corals. There are a lot of softies that don't need high lighting or need only a few hours of direct light. For an octo tank, the stinging potential is, of course, also an consideration but there are still choices that work. The concept that the blue light produced more budding suggests more study into the use of actinics (supposedly not important for coral growth) and LED lighting that would reduce or eliminate so much of the heat.
     

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