11-10-2008, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Dandelyn
I just put my live rock in... how much lighting does it require, how long should I leave the fluorescents on, etc?
I have a 29 FOWLR tank... currently just the rock in there, and I have no plans to put corals in there... I am just using the hood that came with the tank, nothing spectacular...
the main reason you put a light over your LR is to encourage coraline algae to grow throughout the system. if you plan on keeping corals then different lighting is required, but for now some white colored bulb (10000k) is all you're going to need. you don't really want to encourage algae growth such as green hair algae which loves yellow lighting like 6500k.
Your fish won't care about the lights. when you begin with coral that's when your will start worrying about your lights.