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Old 05-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Why does anyone want a light that does lightening?

I guess I don't get it. Why would you flash the LED lights to make it look like lightening? It scares the heck out of the fish. And as a diver, I have seen lightening underwater. It doesn't look like this. Cloud passage over a big tank might look cool, but an effect that causes fish to jump is counter productive.
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I don't have one but I guess it's for the heck of entertainment lol
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I guess since I haven't viewed the effect from inside a tank, maybe it does look real to the fish...it's easy to do with the proper controller, I just don't see why.
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i think its a feature that can be done so it has to be done just to look cool
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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My lfs says it does help stimulate growth in coral. He has his ai sol doing every month on a different day.
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I never saw it in person. But I saw it on a youtube video last night. Looks "cool" but It scared the crap out of the fish.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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My lfs says it does help stimulate growth in coral. He has his ai sol doing every month on a different day.

how does a simulated lightening storm stimulate coral growth, its not like its gettign any more light then it normally would
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I have lights that have that feature. I do not use it except for when I first got them just to experience it. It is cool to watch the storm "set in" and the lights flash, especially when the rest of the room is dark. Didn't really freak the fish out too much. They act like its night time pretty much. I just decided not to run it. I think an argument could be made that it could possibly stimulate some corals just because the ocean is so diverse and so many variables these lights are just trying to simulate one of variables. Maybe it does nothing but I think of those corals that spawn on one day a year and somehow they all know when to do it and I wonder if in an aquarium they would. Maybe the lights can promote something that happens in oceans only if only at a smaller level even. Dunno, guess I rambled on lol.
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If the designer of the lightning feature has not included its usefulness then I would only assume it is only for the fun of watching it.
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I am highly skeptical that that effect stimulates the growth of anything. Sounds like a nice way for a LFS to push that feature. As long as it doesn't make your fish jump out of their scales, no harm done. It probably does look cool.
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