View Full Version : macro algae

09/19/2017, 11:26 PM
i am having alot of problems in my biocube in result to algae i am making water changes every week clean everything except for the return pump hose its green but i don't know how to clean it... anyways i want to buy some macro algae from ebay and wanted to know if u guys know any good low wattage bulb that will grow it either from home depot or waltmart...link would be apreciated an thank u

09/20/2017, 04:49 AM
In a small system like a biocube a small macro algae section is not going to do much..
Water changes to keep nitrates/phosphates low is your best bet..

But to answer your question any CFL bulb in the 5000-6500K temperature range will grow algae just fine..

And to clean your return pump hose you just need to remove it and clean it out with a long brush (pipe cleaner brush) if possible or just replace it with opaque/black hose so that light doesn't get in it..

09/20/2017, 09:47 AM