I have 3 led
moonlights in the light fixture of my 30g reef. The lighting is 4x39 watt T5, with 2 10000K and 2 actinics. Right now the light schedule is: actinics noon-11PM, actinics + 10000K 1-10 PM, and moonlights on whenever the 10000Ks are off (one of those one or the other timer strips)I am having some algae problems, a very fluffy, stringy algae that grows only on the sediment, glass and the concrete reef ball, not on the live rock. It almost prefentially grows where the current is fast. Any thoughts on if my lighting schedule could be exacerbating the algae issues? Can the moonlights be on too much? What would be a better moonlight schedule?
Other tank specs:
1" Aragamax sand bed
Bak Pak skimmer
2 Maxi-jet 900s
4x39 watt T5
~45 lbs LR
at the moment
royal gramma and sixline wrasse
8 Astraea snails (don't really seem to eat the algae)
various other critters: snails, feather dusters, soft corals.