guess what average percentage of a corals nutrition comes from light?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by mandarinman, 30 Aug 2012.

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percentage of corals nutrition from light(average)

Poll closed 13 Sep 2012.
  1. 80%

    21 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. 70%

    16 vote(s)
    23.9%
  3. 60%

    14 vote(s)
    20.9%
  4. 50%

    6 vote(s)
    9.0%
  5. 40%

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  6. 30%

    8 vote(s)
    11.9%
  1. mandarinman

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    Please guess what average percentage of a corals nutrition comes from light!
     
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  3. Mc

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    The way I understand, it depends on how much nutrients you have in the water and how strong your lighting is.
     
  4. Albert Terego

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    I'm gonna go with "less than we think"
     
  5. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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  6. Seabass

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    13,2356766555466788766544566786443334677.....668885544678866544556%
     
  7. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

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  8. JDV

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    taging
     
  9. Greg Bridger

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  10. mytank

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    Depends on the coral
     
  11. mandarinman

    mandarinman Thread Starter

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    Agreed but on average?
     
  12. Quintin

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    Sorry i dont know the answer so.....
     
  14. irie ivan

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    Nutrients as in energy budget, or as in nutrients to build tissue or total nutrients?
     
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    Its quite a bit, and even more for the true hermatypic found on crests (think very shallow water)....
    But what is really important is the percentage of nutrients which do not come from zoox, as well as the amino acids which are not assisted by the photosynthetic process and need to be obtained through direct uptake / feeding.......

    The 90 - 95% is the easy part to simulate, its the smaller number which is tricky......
     
  16. mandarinman

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    All nutrient needs
     
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  17. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    bump for more votes :)
     
  18. Wes

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    so what's the answer?
     
  19. mandarinman

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    When poll expires
     
  20. mandarinman

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    Buuuuummmmppppppp for more vvvvooootttteeeeessss
     
  21. Lord_Blackadder

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    Anywhere from 0-90%...depending on species. Very hard to generalise.
     
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