hi everyone. My tank is just about finished cycling. ammonia and nitrite are at 0.1 and nitrates are at 10. i think in about a week it'll be ready for a cleanup crew.
during the cycling process, i've been lighting the tank for 1hr each day. 2x250w radiums BTW
. Now that the cycle is almost finished, i have the lighting period up to 2hrs a day.
there are no real signs of algae yet, but since the cycle is almost finished, is it safe to start increasing the light period? 1 hour more per day okay? i've noticed that most run their MH
's 8-9 hrs/day. should i get up to that much? and then add the cleanup crew?
if i get up to 8/day, what about when i add corals? can i just place them lower in the tank (24" deep) to acclimate them?
when should my algae come lol? will a 1hour/day increase bring some?