Originally Posted by ByzantineWV
I just put a new light on my tank will this light cause algae to grow?
•2 14,000 watt bulbs
• 12 moon lights
Lighting does not grow algae, nutrients grow algae. Lighting differences just mean the difference of how much faster it will grow and this is based on the amount of light. As any light with nutrients will grow algae.
Algae should never be a concern when thinking about lighting options. Depending on your old lighting if you have nutrients then you will probably see an increase in algae growth. However get rid of the nutrients and the problem will go away.
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.