Lighting For Macro Algae In A Fowlr Tank?

Salvador

Member
So I was gifted a Current Marine LED. (Someone wants to see some sessile inverts eventually ) Aside for the sweet look, cool looking remote, and slI'm profile, will this allow macro algae to grow, eg red macros, or a green like Ulva, or some sea grasses? It’s programmable, which is nice.
Still researching so nothing has been set up yet, FYI.
Thanks in advance, Angel.
 

Lorekeeper

Member
Can you give tank size/dimensions and link to the exact light you have?

Most of the current marine LED fixtures should allow you to grow at least macros and softies, given your tank is small enough for the fixture to light properly. If you're not sure whether or not you could keep your macros happy, order some sort of cheap green algae (caulerpa prolifera resembles some sea grasses and is hardy, although ulva is also a good option) and see it it does well with your light. If it does, move onto some of your more favored red macros and grasses.
 

Culprit

Member
Salvador said:
So I was gifted a Current Marine LED. (Someone wants to see some sessile inverts eventually ) Aside for the sweet look, cool looking remote, and slI'm profile, will this allow macro algae to grow, eg red macros, or a green like Ulva, or some sea grasses? It’s programmable, which is nice.
Still researching so nothing has been set up yet, FYI.
Thanks in advance, Angel.
How deep is the tank you're planning? You should be able to keep softies and most LPS if its a shallow tank. Also lots of macros. I'd start with caulerpa or chaeto and see how it does and then move on to red macros or grasses like Lorekeeper said.
 
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Salvador

Member
Thanks for the suggestions.

The tank is 29 gallon. L 30 in, W 12.5 in, Ht a tad under 18 inches.

The light: Current USA Orbit Marine Aquarium LED Light. It’s for 24-36 in.
 

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