Originally Posted by djustice
and the juiced up flourescent light.
You mean PC
or NO? Even though you will not/may not convert to an FOWLR
, coralline will still need 2-3w/gal
for it to spread and flourish. It does best in an actinic spectrum 420-450 nm. The biggest challenge will be growing surfaces. Without the LR
it will be contained to exposed equipment and aquarium walls. The coralline will not colonize the sand to any real extent to be visual. Even if adding a small amount of rock, it will still give the coralline a better foothold than without it.
If that is what you where looking for then I would suggest introducing some of <<Garf's Grunge
>>. It will allow you to maintain the FO
status at the same time introducing coralline spores to the tank. Just be sure if you have a skimmer it is turned off for a few days when the grunge or alternate source is added.
Regular water changes should be more than sufficient to maintain the chemistry for alk
in the absence of addition CaCO3