I saw a tank today that had a bunch of red seaweed above live rock rubble in the sump. Not sure of the scientific name, but I've seen it being fed to tangs and stuff. Anyway he had a miniture PC
light above his sump (I guess a mock refugium of some sort) to "grow" this red seaweed. And parts of it did actually look like it was alive and even growing.
How is this benificial for the tank? Or is he just "growing" this seaweed to feed his fish. Also, there were tons of these tiny insect looking things swimming around and between the seaweed in this sump. Are these pods
? If they are, I always thought pods
were only in the sand.
Lastly, I bought some of this stuff to test it out. But before I do, I would like to hear what you guys have to say about it. And if it is safe, should I pour the water that came with the seaweed. It has all of these swimming things in it. Beneficial or no?
Before I forget, I'm only on my 2-3 day of cycling. TIA