So, I have my tank all setup finally. All that's in it at the moment is some lace rock and 20Lbs of "Agra-Alive" sand. I've got 80 watts of light on it and I've been leaving it on 24hrs/day. I have a digital timer but haven't programmed it yet because I wanted to see if any allege would grow. Well, I didn't think it was going to and then, over night, the sand suddenly sprouted growth. There's rusty green splotches of fuzz all over the sand now. It's onset was quite sudden. 2 weeks of nothing and then 'whammo'. I wont be getting my live rock and 'real' live sand untill I get my taxes in a few more weeks. Should I let this stuff grow? or get a shrimp or snails to eat it up? Should I start cycling my lights?
80 watts 50/50 10,000k 6,500k lights
Plan on FOWLR
for a few months to a year and then (maybe) a coral or two.
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