Re: NANFA-- My nanometers request answered
Sun, 21 Jan 2001 14:12:06 EST

In a message dated 1/21/01 1:47:04 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Either of you remember what wavelength anthocyanin needs? I assume that's
what makes red algae red.
I would have to look it up to be sure but I think red algae use yellow green
light. Brown use more blue and green more red. Yellow green algae that live
in coral actually manage to use some near UV light. In his book Dynamic
Aquaria Adley states that a complete spectrum is more conductive to plant
growth that light that is peaked at the chlorophyl absorption wave lengths
due to alternate pigments and other non photosynthesis related effects.


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