I have a 55g FOWLR
(+ a few frags) for a couple of months now.
1 Scooter Blenny, 1 Sally LF Crab, 2 Turbo Snails, Frag Brain Coral, Kenya Tree, Zoanthid Frag
I am still having problems with Nitrate(s) stabilizing, and the diatom blooms are nuts. I've heard Chaeto is great at making nitrates disappear, so I thought I would try it out. I went to the LFS
and picked up a big wad of it, and a nice sized chunk of lace base rock (dead). I added it to my tank, and directed the circulation pump to hit the glass, go one way to the chaeto and the other way towards a Kenya Tree.
I took two pictures, one with a small 'UV
' bulb that I had just setting there, and one without the extra light on. I'm running 2x Actinic 2x 10k coralife bulbs, I'm just wondering if I'm going to burn this guy up or if this is even enough light. Do I need the second bulb, and if so, what kind should I buy?
It also came with a crap ton of hitchhikers, most being beneficial I hope. I did see two guys that look like brittle stars (babies) and some bugs. I already have added a bottle of around 1000+ copapods at one time, so hopefully this helps up the population for my blenny.
Any tips or comments are appreciated.