uv black light.

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Evo R, 9 May 2011.

  1. Evo R

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    Hey guys

    Is it possible to add a uv black light to a tank?
    Are there any negatives in doing so ect?
    Would a black light not bring the florecent colours of the corals out even more?

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    UV causes photoinhibition, and causes damage to cells. For this reason I wouldn't personally add it. However, one theory regarding corals fluorescence is that the pigments are protection against UV and damaging light rays - so hypothetically adding UV may cause the corals to respond by increasing pigmentation. That said, I think if it were effective you would see it in use in lighting rigs a lot more often - and you don't.
     
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    Just use actinics?
     
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    I also thought about it, the fact that no manufacturer uses them.
    O well so we all learn a bit day by day.
    Thanks for the comments guys.
     
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