Coral farms provide an interesting case study for light movers. First, coral farms do exist in an aquarium setting and they are pictured here as Drs. Foster and Smith. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration work with coral farms and light movers as they do their research. Both use LightRail light movers for their grow light systems. This is what they know as far as the advantages to coral farms with light movers.
It’s interesting to see the similarities of the coral to plants in how they react to grow lamps moving on LightRail light movers. And, this ppfd chart demonstrates the benefits of a moving grow light system, in general. With coral farming for aquarium use, the coral has been found to live considerably longer when the grow light system moves. This is true using a LightRail 3.5 Kit, a LightRail 4.0 Kit and a LightRail 4.20 Kit.
Basically, even though coral is an animal or technically multiple animals, it plants itself. And, it reacts to the indoor grow light. But specifically, it reacts best to the indoor grow light that moves on a LightRail light mover. And conversely, it reacts negatively to stationary indoor grow lights. So in a sense, what works for plants also works for coral. They respond similarly to the benefits of a more natural, moving grow light system. And, that response is rather miraculous for coral as far as health, growth rates and longevity.
Coral farms with light movers are healthier with a more beneficial indoor grow system
How coral farms with light movers work in the commercial market is the coral is grown and nursed at a faster speed. And, that coral is healthier because it is under the more beneficial indoor grow system that includes grow light movers. So, for any salt water aquarium that needs some coral, here is what they can find. Bigger, healthier and more established coral can be purchased, and with a better survival rate. And, if that aquarium subsequently moves their own indoor grow lights, they can also see these indoor grow system benefits. That’s as they nurture their coral. Of course, fish also like the indoor grow lights or aquarium grow lamps to move.
What works for plants in an urban farm also works for the coral in the aquarium setting
So, the reasons to have any grow light system moving are obvious. What works for plants in an urban farm, see video above, also works for the coral in the aquarium setting. That’s because the grow lamps are now improved grow lamps. Indoor grow light that comes at different angles is the closest we can get to duplicating natural sunlight. It’s the indoor grow system variable that makes all the difference. And for coral, that better quality indoor grow light interaction with grow light movers is particularly important.
For coral specifically, longevity is improved considerably when grow lamps move on LightRail light movers
Coral farms with light movers make a unique and important combination for success in the health of the coral. When the indoor grow lights move on LightRail light movers, the coral does much better. Just like with plants under grow lamps that move on grow light movers, coral results improve, as well. That movement of the grow lamps makes growth rates faster and overall health much better. And, for coral specifically, longevity is improved considerably when those grow lamps move on LightRail light movers. It makes our indoor grow lights or aquarium grow lamps more like natural sunshine. And because of that, coral farms with light movers combine to make amazingly positive results to the coral being grown.