LiveAquaria Stepping up to LEDsPosted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 1:03 pm by ReefTools
We recently reported that Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland is using the new Ecoxotic Cannon Pendants. Well, according to Ecoxotic, it seems that Kevin Kohen and the team at LiveAquaria are experimenting the same lights for their coral growing facility in Wisconsin. Replacing a 400K DE 20K pendant, LiveAquaria has elected to try 3 Ecoxotic Cannon Pendants, 2 455nm Blue & one 12K. The lights move over the large tanks with use of a light rail.
With emphasis put on both growth rate and optimal color, LiveAquaria director Kevin Kohen reports that “We noticed some significant increase in the coloration of the corals in a very short period of time and it appears the growth rate has not been compromised.”
It will be interesting to see if LiveAquaria starts a larger-scale shift towards LED use.
photo credit Ecoxotic