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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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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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Well then, I take back what i said earlier, lol
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I didn't know they came from eggs?
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I didn't know they came from eggs?
Im not sure i would call them eggs. Not sure what they are called.
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Like many cnidarians, corals are capable of both sexual and asexual reproduction. In asexual, a colony spreads rapidly to take advantage of a good location or abundant food. Sexual reproduction allows for genes to be passed on, and allows for natural mutation to further the evolution of a species.
Sexual reproduction involves some extra steps, and therefore extra energy, so many marine animals do not utilize it unless conditions are absolutely ideal. Some really are THAT sensitive to lighting, and adding moonlights could trigger a spawn because these events often happen on a full moon. Try cycling through the moonlights and see if you can reproduce the results!

But as a general rule, they're just for show, so we can see in at night without bugging the fishies. LOL
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they're more like egg+sperm packets. I just call them eggs to make it easier My blue snowflake polyps did this, btw. But this never happened before my moonlights.
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That pretty freakin wild! I learned something new from this thread.
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Is this what you guys are talking about?http://www.reefs.org/library/article/e_borneman3.html
Just ran across this
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All kind of cool things can happened my tank my Turbo snails have spawn 3 times and my bubble tip anemone has spawn also and all this has been captured on video if you guys want to check it out my channel canonxsi79
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Do you have a link to those moonlights?
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:09 AM   #20
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The lights link is http://innovative-marine.com/skkye-light/index.html
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