Hey Rev, being a Crocea(or even a Maxima-still not positive) the general consensus is they NEED MH
to thrive. Fluorescents just aren't intense enough. You may be able to keep it alive, but it wouldn't surprise me if it browned out in a few weeks or months. :| That is what I read while researching before buying mine- I have no first hand experience w/ this though.That being said, I think your best bet would be target feeding it DT's phyto (it's the best phyto out there, IMO
) once or twice a week. As far as attaching goes, it can happen in 24-48 hours or months. FWIW
, mine wouldn't attach until I moved it from my sandbed to about 3/4ths the way up my tank, almost directly under a MH
, they are very light needy, they can handle everyting you can throw at them and love it!