Lighting and Algae - Drats
Up until recently I was using the standard hood with a 30 watt 50/50 bulb. No problems with algae at all.
As I switch over from FOWLR
to reef I upgraded the light to a Coralife fixture with 1 -96 watt 10K & 1 - 96 watt actinic and a few tiny lunar lights. The 10k is on for 8hrs and the actinic for 10hrs. Brown algae started growing on my substraight and glass IMMEDIATELY! Within days my lr
is turning green.
46 gal FOWLR
11lb Live Rock - 40lb Live Sand
ProClear Pro 75 - LR rubble & skimmer in sump
AC 300 HOB
AC 402 Powerhead - AC 301 Powerhead