thanks that was the answer i was looking for phew. That brings me to my next question though. I understand it is the norm to light lr
but would it still be beneficial enough without lighting? I understand there would be a considerable amount of dieoff due to the photosynthetic algea. Therefore without lighting would it be just as efficient to add base rock just for aquascaping and some bacteria surface and just let it grow (with a little lr
perhaps) some of the bacteria as the filter does? I do not care too much about it being colorful, or hitchhikers.