What's your advice on how long to set my light cycle?
I am now on week 9 of a new 10G reef setup. According to this helpful article,
Aquarium Set-up: Step-by-step Guide to Creating a Reef Aquarium
I cycled my tank with 8 hr light. Lots of hairy algae grew. Then I added a CUC as my first inhabitants at week 7. The article recommends 12 hr of light at this point.
A friend recommended starting at 4hr and increasing to 8 hr over a couple months. This was to allow coraline algae to outcompete less desirable algae.
What do you recommend?