[Coral-List] tank experiments with corals

Sara Allyn Mavinkurve sihaya at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 12:33:54 EDT 2007

Hello Monika,

You might also consider, in your overall set-up plan, that MH lights
can heat up the water quite considerably. So, depending on how much
you'd need to warm the water, the MH might "kill two birds
with one stone" (for tragic lack of a better expression).

But as Matt pointed out, what you will need will completely depend on
what kinds of coral you plan to keep.

Good luck,
Sara Mavinkurve

> Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:40:02 +0200
> From: Monika Wilhelm <monika.wilhelm at uni-rostock.de>
> Subject: [Coral-List] tank experiments with corals
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov, coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> Dear all,
> as part of my master thesis on Reunion Island, I want to carry out tank
> experiments with corals under  high temperature and light stress
> conditions.
> Facilities here are rather basic, so I'm seeking your advice on
> maintaining corals for 1-2 month with low budget equipment.
> I'm facing the following problems:
> There is an opportunity to work with tanks supplied with running
> seawater, but we can't afford the right equipment to heat up the water
> in an open system. We have thought about working in closed systems
> instead, but this doesn't seem trivial either. Another problem is an
> artificial light source, which again needs to be cheap yet spectrally
> close to natural sunlight.
> I would welcome any advice from people who have some experience with
> maintaining corals, especially concerning equipments and ways to keep
> costs low.
> Thanks a lot in advance.
> Kind regards,
> Monika
> Monika Wilhelm
> Graduate Biology Student
> University of Rostock/ Laboratoire d'Ecologie marine
> Germany/ Reunion Island (France)

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