Freshwater deep sand bed refugium????
I am planning on putting a deep water sand bed in my 20 gallon sump to benefit my 40 gallon breeder tank. I'm planning on using pool filter sand but am open to other sand ideas. I would like to heavily plant the refugium along with adding planarians, California blackworms and trumpet snails. Any suggestions on what types of plants I should use? Any other information would be great! Thanks guys. :-D
I have seen advice that a sand bed should be no deeper then 2 or 3 inches in an aquarium; so I am not sure if that applies to a refugium. However, you may be able to pick up some tips on the mechanics of setting up a refugium in the sump from those in the saltwater sections. The addition of plants, worms and snails I will leave to the more experienced.
Over 7 years ago, I had a 4 inch sand bed in my 120 gallon reef tank and I had a problem with hydrogen sulfide and some parts of the sand caked up hard. Try doing a search on Freshwater Refugiums on here and across the internet.
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