当谈到珊瑚缸的照明时,有很多选择可供你挑选,这取决于你何时以及如何开始饲养珊瑚,它可能会告诉你需要什么样的照明。灯光对珊瑚的健康是至关重要的,光线过少或过多可能会对珊瑚造成伤害。

 

有四种主要的灯可供你选择。LED,紧凑型荧光灯,卤素,还有T5混光灯。它们各有自己的优点,不同的珊瑚对灯光也有不同的偏好。LED或发光二极管确实能使珊瑚的颜色异彩纷呈。LED的质量良莠不齐,所以很难决定在哪个位置放置珊瑚。


通常,你会把SPS放在珊瑚缸顶部,LPS在中部(也有一些例外),柳珊瑚目在底部。大部分LED是可调的,你可以根据你珊瑚的摆放位置来调节光强。

 

紧凑型荧光灯现在已经没什么人使用了,因为它限制了你能饲养的珊瑚品种。使用紧凑型荧光灯你可以把你的珊瑚放在珊瑚缸任意位置。LPS放在珊瑚缸顶层,而柳珊瑚目的珊瑚则可以在任意位置。紧凑型荧光灯无法饲养SPS



金属卤素灯则在SPS瘾君子中相当流行。卤素灯可以用来饲养任何品种的珊瑚,而且珊瑚生长极为迅速。卤素灯功率很强,因此你需要小心强光不会伤害到你的珊瑚。

 

无论你用哪种灯光,给你的建议就是,刚进缸的的珊瑚需要放在低光环境下,然后再慢慢移动它至合适的位置。对于金属卤素灯来说,SPS放在中高光带,而LPS和柳珊瑚目珊瑚放在底部。T5既能带来显色也能带来生长,适用于所有珊瑚,不过寿命不长。

 

与其他灯一样,使用T5灯,SPS依旧放在离灯最近的顶部,LPS在中部,柳珊瑚目在底部,至于灯管颜色的选择依据灯光强度来搭配,大部分人使用篮管多于白管。



 


每一种光都有其独特的一面,对特定的珊瑚有益,对不同的珊瑚缸有其独到的一面。一定要调整珊瑚的位置,以适应光线的类型,以确保它们茁壮成长。


 

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There are tons of choices when it comes to lighting in this hobby and depending on when and how you got into the hobby, it may tell what kind of lighting you have. Lighting is essential for the health of your coral and getting too little or too much can be fatal.

 

There are primarily four types of lighting: LED, compact fluorescent, metal halide, and T5 fixtures. Each have their benefits and different types of coral will favor each one. LEDs or light emitting diodes can really make coral’s colors pop. The quality of LEDs varies tremendously so it can be difficult to decide where to place your corals.

 

You generally want to have your SPS at the top of your tank, LPS in the middle (with some exceptions), and soft corals at the bottom. Since most LEDs are dimmable, you can change the intensity to adjust to your coral placement.

 

Compact fluorescents are becoming less popular which is understandable since they limit your coral selection. With compact fluorescents you can place your coral almost anywhere in the tank; LPS corals should be placed on top with soft corals everywhere else. SPS corals should be kept out of tanks with compact fluorescents.

 

Metal halides are a favorite among SPS junkies. They can be used with any coral and they are known to grow coral quickly. Metal halides are powerful so be careful to ensure you do not burn your corals.

 

For any lighting it is advised to start with lower light then slowly move your coral to its final space. For metal halides SPS should be placed middle to top with LPS and soft corals on the bottom. T5 fixtures bring both color and growth to your tank. They can grow any kind of coral and are often times dimmable.

 

Like most lights, place your SPS corals closest to the light, LPS corals in the middle, and soft corals near the bottom under your T5 fixture. The color of the bulbs will also determine the intensity of the light; most people tend to have more blues than whites and pinks.

 

Each light has a unique aspect that benefits particular corals and can be specific to the type of aquarium. Be sure to adjust your coral placement to the type of light you have to ensure they thrive.