EcoTech Marine Coral Lab – interesting facts!

As you know, we are huge fans of the EcoTech Marine products. Our Reef Tanks are both equipped with EcoTech Radions and EcoTech Vortech pumps. At the Reef A Palooza in Orlando 2017 founder Patrick Clasen and his CMO Jay Sperandio shared some knowledge about their program “Coral Lab”. The heart of the program is to provide users guaranteed working lighting settings for their LEDs. As you know, LEDs can be programmed very differently, so there are certain ways to make mistakes.

In the video, they talk about a comparison they have made with WWC (World Wide Corals) and a Canadian dealer. The outcome is, that coral growth and coloration depends less on the lighting time than on the so-called DIL (Daily integral Lightening). This value is about the number of photosynthetically active photons in the course of the day. They have found out, that 8 hours lightening with a very high PAR level are as effective as 12h with a low PAR level. The coral growth was almost the same – only the algae growth is higher at 12h.

Here’s the interesting Coral Lab PDF (also interesting for non EcoTech User)
Here’s a link to our EcoTech Radion Schedules:
And here’s the video from Reef A Palooza:

8 comments on “EcoTech Marine Coral Lab – interesting facts!

  1. Thanks for sharing – coral lab sounds interesting mate

    • It is! I had the chance to talk about with Patrick from Canada some months ago. After that, I changed my schedule to run up fast in the morning from low to maximum and also shortened the blue phase in the evening. Corals exploded after that 😉

  2. Welche Radions hast Du?

  3. As far as I know, the more & longer the light the brighter the corals. Interesting read and greetings from France Radion User!

    • Thats what I also thought, Timo. It seems like it depends on the light that the corals get over the whole day. Greetings from Germany

  4. How long you run LED per day? What recommend for Radion??

    • I run it about 12hours – from 11am to 11pm. But I try to get the maxium quick and also have a short blue phase in the evening starting around 8pm. You can get the schedule here.

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