Originally Posted by Sniperhank
The better the light the better algae will grow. Focus less on the light and more on nutrient export. What goes in must come out.
I run a skimmer, now a phos reactor and do a pretty full RODI
water change every week.
Im not very stocked either. Im thinking most of the nutrients are still from the cycle process but cant be sure.
Im focusing on the light for my corals but I want to find that medium where my corals will do good but choke out algae, like in my planted tanks.
The light has its own internal timer with a 24/7 feature but Im thinking im going to try a black out for a bit and just run the night function on a timer. Im curious as to how much light corals need as opposed to just minerals and feeding, and what kind of light. My corals have been growing fine but again I think theres to much light which is why my algae is kind of out of control.