Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site
Tropical Fish Forums
Aquarium fishkeeping around the world!
 
ChatChat  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
Romantic Moonlight?
 Forum Index > Marine Equipment and Chemistry  Reply to topic   Post new topic
Author Message
swedefish
New Members


Joined: 16 Oct 2008
Location: Chicago, USA

PostPosted: 2008.10.16(Thu)14:43    Post subject: Romantic Moonlight? Reply with quote

I've read that artificial moonlighting in marine tanks can stimulate reproduction among some fish. Is this true? If so, what fish is this most likely to have an effect on?
_________________
"I wish, I wish, I wish I were a Fish" - The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
art_of_war
Members


Joined: 17 Nov 2006

PostPosted: 2008.10.17(Fri)9:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

swede,

You know what? The truth is...nothings proven. Lunar cycles don't always stimulate breeding in any circumstance. They tried this with corals using lunar cycles but even that proved inconclusive. Apparently, there's more involved than just a bright blue LED above the tank in the darkness; could be a gravitational pull; cooler water changes due to the darkness; possible minor change or drop in pH (due to 0-photosession). It's difficult to say what stimulates breeding cycles.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
swedefish
New Members


Joined: 16 Oct 2008
Location: Chicago, USA

PostPosted: 2008.10.17(Fri)9:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

art_of_war wrote:
swede,

You know what? The truth is...nothings proven. Lunar cycles don't always stimulate breeding in any circumstance. They tried this with corals using lunar cycles but even that proved inconclusive. Apparently, there's more involved than just a bright blue LED above the tank in the darkness; could be a gravitational pull; cooler water changes due to the darkness; possible minor change or drop in pH (due to 0-photosession). It's difficult to say what stimulates breeding cycles.


Thanks AOW. I just got some "moonlight" lighting for my marine tank, and was wondering about this. Well, I'll just enjoy the effect and see what happens. I appreciate the counsel.
_________________
"I wish, I wish, I wish I were a Fish" - The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
art_of_war
Members


Joined: 17 Nov 2006

PostPosted: 2008.10.22(Wed)11:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

swedefish wrote:
art_of_war wrote:
swede,

You know what? The truth is...nothings proven. Lunar cycles don't always stimulate breeding in any circumstance. They tried this with corals using lunar cycles but even that proved inconclusive. Apparently, there's more involved than just a bright blue LED above the tank in the darkness; could be a gravitational pull; cooler water changes due to the darkness; possible minor change or drop in pH (due to 0-photosession). It's difficult to say what stimulates breeding cycles.


Thanks AOW. I just got some "moonlight" lighting for my marine tank, and was wondering about this. Well, I'll just enjoy the effect and see what happens. I appreciate the counsel.


You're welcome. Just remember though, if the hobby gets to be too much work...there's always freshwater.

hahahahaha. Just kidding. I would hate for the wrong person to read this quote.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Marine Equipment and Chemistry All times are GMT - 6 Hours Reply to topic   Post new topic
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L