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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

Lunars?


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Hi Evil

    A couple of us reefers are talking about the purpose of Lunars. Do they produce any par at all? Or does it depend on the type of LED? Also are they beneficial in any way for our corals?

    Thanks
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    All blue LEDs will create PAR. It's the level of intensity that will determine how much PAR is seen. If that PAR level is too high, then corals will be kept "awake", and will be very irritated. This is one reason I don't condone the use of high power LEDs, and recommend that lower power 5/8/10mm LEDs be used for lunar lighting.

    They really are for our own enjoyment though. There has been speculation that lunar lights will help trigger spawning events, but this seems to be more common in fish rather than corals. The only corals I've seen actively spawn with any kind of frequency is Sun Corals, and Blue Snowflake polyps. Neither have required lunar lighting to do so.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I'm not familiar with mm but my lunars are 4x1w
    Which is kind of strange since the specs say 2x1w

    Thank you Evil for the great answer
    Last edited by MizTanks; 05-31-2011 at 01:28 PM.
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