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February 2013

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Volume XII, Issue II

Feature Article: Coral growth under Light Emitting Diode and Light Emitting Plasma: a cross-family comparison

By Tim Wijgerde, Michaƫl Laterveer on Feb 06, 2013 at 11:00 AM

With the advent of new technology, aquarists are able to customize light spectra with great flexibility. However, our knowledge of how light spectrum affects aquarium life, including corals, is still limited. Here, we show the effects of two light spectra, emitted by Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Light Emitting Plasma (LEP), on the growth of ten commercially important scleractinian corals. It appears that the effect of spectrum is highly species dependent, and that most efficient coral growth is invariably attained at low irradiance. The results from this study can be used to optimize sustainable coral aquaculture.

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Aquarium Equipment: PAR Meters and LEDs - How Accurate are the Measurements? A Comparison of Three Meters and Lux to PAR Conversion Factors for LEDs

By Dana Riddle on Feb 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

How do PAR meters stack up to one another? Dana delves into the data comparing and contrasting three light meters and gives us his take on the results.

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Aquarium Fish: Chloroquine: A "New" Drug for Treating Fish Diseases

By Jay Hemdal on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM

While not a panacea or miracle drug, chloroquine is experiencing resurgence in popularity for use in fish-only aquariums and quarantine systems to treat a variety of problems ranging from Cryptocaryon to Aiptasia anemone infestations.

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