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Old 10-22-2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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lunar lights necessary?

I just bought a used Coralife PC fixture with no lunar lights. How important are lunar lights?

I know they now have the fixtures with lunar lights included. Has anyone installed separate lunar lights into their fixture?

If so, how hard and how pricey is it?
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Not neccesary at all. Check this page out.

http://www.hellolights.com/moonlights.html
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i think my lfs owner told me they keep params normal or something?
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No they do not keep anything normal. Looks only.
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Yes. Moonlights don't do a thing to the tank. They are simply for night viewing, if desired.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:19 AM   #6
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I have those LED night light. I must admit they looks way cool in total darkness. I think it has got something to do with coral spawning.

My LFS told me it helps the coral spawning. He mentioned a lot about how coral spawn and how real moonlight helps the spawning of corals in the nature. In the wild coral spawn only spawn at night and there are only certain times coral spawn and this has got something to do with moonlight shining into the water during certain time of the year well too complicated for me to understand.

He stress however no one will want their coral to spawn in their tank that would be total disaster, so I wouldn't recommend anyone to have this moonlight thing for their reef tank, FOWLR is another story IMO.

Is he right or wrong I have no idea though...
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I have my corals getting bigger and mushrooms reproducing with my special moonlights which is my computer desktop screensaver across the room. Never had moonlights and I dont think they help anything but let you view them at night. Nothing wrong with getting them though.
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I am still learning stuff in the masive library of saltwater knowledge, but it has been reported and tried, that certain freshwater species will either only spawn, or spawn more frequently and efficiently with moonlighting than without, and normally moonlighting that is on amoon cycle timer.

Seeing as how saltwater is mroe complex than freshwater by a ton, I would have to assume taht while nightlighting is not necassary, for certain species, it will benefit you and them to have it.
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Maybe so but someone `s going to have to prove it to me. Do you have any links to verify or any experince.
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thanks for the link DT and everyone else for their input.
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