[Coral-List] Suitable lighting for coral maintenance in the aquarium

Zachary Ostroff zachostroff at gmail.com
Mon May 29 20:18:47 EDT 2017

I suggest reaching out to the public aquarium industry. They can help you select appropriate equipment for the dimensions of the system you need to illuminate, and what you desire to grow in it.

Zach Ostroff
Marine Exploration Center, St. Petersburg FL
www.mecstpete.org <http://www.mecstpete.org/>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 15:58:11 +0000 (UTC)
> From: SIVIWE ELVIS <siviweelvis at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Coral-List] Suitable lighting for coral maintenance in the
> 	aquarium
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> Dear fellow Coral Reef researchers
> I am interested in conducting aquarium experiments with corals (Pocillopora and Anomastrea species) to be collected from the wild (inter-tidal and sub-tidal zone). This is to inquire about the best lights to use which would produce the natural day light spectrum to mimic the natural coral environment, achieving optimal growth for these coral animals while in maintained in glass tanks. 
> I am not good with lights but I seemingly need to make a choice between either T5 (fluorescent tube) or T8 (LED strips tube) lights for coral maintenance. Any advice and suggestions or references in this regard will be highly appreciated.
> Thank you
> Best regards
> Siviwe Babane (MSc Marine Biology student)
> University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN)
> College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science
> School of Life Science
> Biological Science Department
> Westville, University road
> Durban 
> 4000

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