great site. I have been learning a lot and now I have my first problem....
First, my tank..37G with 15lbs live rock, 20lbs live sand, Jebo Filter (came with the system Jebo R375) and 2-55w 10" Florecent (Blue?)lights.
The tank has been running for about 2.5 weeks and I just added 1 damsel when the water parameters looked ok. (about 4 days ago)
Current parameter are
Temp-82F (there is a heat wave in So Cali, outside temp was around 104F-heater is set for 79. but the lights produce a lot of heat it seems. It usually hovers on the 78-80 range)
- .25ppm ( I was expecting a spike when I added the damsel)
- 5.0ppm (looks like I am past the NH4
spike and at the Nitrite Phase)
-8.0 (dropped a little in recent days from a stable 8.2)
I came home today and there seemed to be an abundant amount of red growth on my live rock - only the live rock. Should I be concerend? The tank in not in direct sunlight. Damsels swims around and feeds ok..
Any recomendations to help disipate the extra heat caused by thelights.