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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #356

In a message dated 98-07-01 04:08:01 EDT, you write:

 I've always felt that the simplistic "plants don't need green light because 
 chlorophyll doesn't use it" and "plants are green because they don't adsorb 
 green light" was a bit too, um, simplistic.  In "Dynamic Aquaria", Dr. Adey 
 addresses the subject of accessory cells and other wavelengths of light. He 
 points out that more research needs to be done. 
 George Booth
Indeed, the more you look, the more there is to see. FWIW, simulating full-
spectrum lighting circumstances (quality, quantity, duration) at the SOURCE
seems to be/is the best fitting model for stimulating similar plant growth as
the wild... all this of course with the proviso of removing dissolved color
from the water, other impt. considerations of relative water chemistry,
physical characteristics... 
Bob Fenner