I have a 10 gal
that is cycling right now. It has LS
. Some of the LR
is really gorgous with green, purple, and even some bright orange spots!??
I am wondering what kind of light should I use to grow some of those hitchhikers and mostly grow some nice coralline algae. Im obviously not going to buy any stony corals or even soft for that matter with this 10 gal
. It is just for fun while I wait for my 55gal setup to be completed, but I don't want some of this beautiful life and color on my new LR
to go away. The LR
is fully cured.
I have a small 20" strip light(18") flourescent with a 19w max. Could I just get an 18" 15w actinic bulb for that or maybe two strip lights! Would that be enough. I have also heard about going to a hardware store and getting a shop light and buying a MH
for that. Would that work? Do you have to buy special MH
bulbs for aquariums or just any random at the hardware store?
Thanks for any suggestions!!