i went with the 7 gal
just to get my feet wet. 5 days old and brown algae has begun. also noticed tons of critters - 5 micro bristle stars poking their tentacles out of the holes in the LR
, 2 white (and very active) astrina stars (im assuming), tons of tiny white cones with tentacles fanning out, little bug looking things (verry verry small), a transparent orangebubble with something inside it (egg maybe?), two colonies of greenish tubes (about 1/4" in length each) sticking up from LR
, a1.5" strip of slime attatched to LR
(there the whole time, only now growing funnels off of it). thats about it so far - any ideas on some of them? when should i start adding CUC? any suggestions on which ones?
also i noticed my brown algae is strongest on the top rock and theres barely any on the bottom rocks. obviously lighting would influence that. is that an indication of too little lighting? Ive got the helios PC
ballast with two Realux 7" 13W 12000k blue and 7100k white bulbs. sufficient for corals?