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Old 03-13-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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adding live rock to my sump

I plan on taking a couple of peices of live rock and smashing them up to make rubble, and then adding them to my tank. I was wondering, do I need a light on my sump to keep the live rock live? A friend of mine runs live rock in her sump, and said i should have a light on the sump to keep the live rock healthy, and keep the rock living...
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The beneficial bacteria don't need light. If you want the rock to look good (coraline algae) then you'll need light on it. I have a bunch of LR rubble in my sump with no light.
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You don't need light for live rock filtration. If you add algae you will need light. Beneficial bacteria do not need light and that is all you will need the rubble for.
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is coraline algae red? I have alot of red on my live rock.
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