Ok jere 1st Please don't appologize for any and all questions. I have bugged so many people here it is sad but everyone has been wonderful and I like helping out with my very limited knowledge as well. I will have some pictures up for you but problably not for a few days as I want to get it finished algea and all prior to pics. that being said I will tell you what I know. Do I think it's necessary to get to it all the time. -- No. I really don't I have it hanging on the back and If I can get to it If I need to but Once the algea is in there with the LS
and rock I can see no reason or need to go in there except every few weeks to keep the algea pruned. Honestly since the back of my tank is black and the light lines up with my main light you can't even see it from the front. If you walk around to the side of the tank though you can see in it from the side... mostly so I can make sure that my algea is doing dosen't need pruned. Ummm After the first night I really like it so far .. way to soon to make a definitave judgement but I got some great sand and there are bugs everywhere in there already so that made me happy. I am assuming the algea will help stabalize my nitrates which have always been about 10 ... not bad not where I want them either
I am also told this will help keep other algeas out of my tank.. I don't understand how that works but ok that seems good too. I also noticed some pretty good size buggs in my main tank that I am assuming came from the ref cause my mandarine had gotten all the ones i had .. they were swimming and seemed intact so it looks like once they start breeding it will acomplish what I need it to which is get pods
from the ref to the maintank alive and intact so they can be used as food. Finally as an added bonus as stated earlier I love the moonlight effect but I am not sure that my inhabitants do yet so I will keep you posted. All in all way overpriced for what you get but I think I will be very happy with it. I will try to have some pics up for you on Sunday if you want to check my gallery.