The Importance of Photoperiod and Colors

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  1. scubaninja

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    Hey guys, was doing some late night browsing and found this:
    The Importance of Photo Period And Colours

    Can the gurus and SPS heroes comment on this? i would love to know your input on it as its a young thread still with only a couple of replies and it would be beneficial for all interested in SPS
     
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    Interesting thread with lots of good points raised eg. How much of natural sunlight does a reef get in nature.
     
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    heres a question. my tank at the moment has no fish and only 2 prawns (skunk and blood) if i increased my photo period substantially would this benefit my reef? or do corals need to sleep to? ;)
     
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    not sure if that applies to my SPS question:whistling:

    BUT, You need to be close to the same as the ocean itself. Depending on your lights it may be good, but i dont think making it too long will help you if there is no nutrients for them to use to grow(your bioload is super low)
     
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    i dont have sps. only lps and softies.
    i feed a mix of coral frenzy and marc weiss every 4 to 5 days.
    and suppliment with kalkwasser and tropic marine biocalcium(shot to lanzo for this)
    ow long could i keep the lights on? and would it have any benefit?
     
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    This is a thread about SPS furbz:whistling:

    It might not have an effect. it might. Try it out
     
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    my bad... didnt see that part!!:whistling::whistling::whistling:
    i'm out!!:yeahdude:
     
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