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Old 06-10-2012, 02:50 AM   #1
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Do moonlight benefit marine tanks or isit just for show? Im thinking about buying one
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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Do moonlight benefit marine tanks or isit just for show? Im thinking about buying one
Just for show.
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Just for show.
I have heard that it simulates more of a real coral reef and puts less stress on corals...but I've heard different thoughts, this might not be true but just thought I'd throw it in there
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after I installed my moonlights, my corals released eggs. I believe they're beneficial.
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after I installed my moonlights, my corals released eggs. I believe they're beneficial.
Released eggs? I didn't know they could do that
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Corals don't release eggs, what you saw was probably tenticals coming out for feeding. They do this at night and you just noticed it because you now have the lights.
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Corals don't release eggs, what you saw was probably tenticals coming out for feeding. They do this at night and you just noticed it because you now have the lights.
Actually corals can and do spawn. Some can be seen releasing what look like eggs. This is one way the reproduce most commonly occurring in the wild but can happen in a tank with proper conditions.

Spawning behavior can be one the benefits of moonlighting but beyond this its only about looks and night time viewing.
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I thought they reproduce by splitting?
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I thought they reproduce by splitting?
Yes this is one way. However in the ocean this is not the only way.
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