Ok so I purchased a used 75g tank that had a fluval 405 & 205, a eheim profesional(2227) and a seaclone 150 skimmer. Now I thought this was a good purchase and would save me $$. From looking around on here now that I have found this site I am seeing that maybe I didnt do so good. Once I get the tank going this weekend and then get the tank cycled I plan to have a FOWLR tank in which it came with 70 - 75lbs of live rock. I want to get better lighting and then purchase some coals down the road once I get experience. Do I have to get a Sump? If not will I end up with a huge Nitrate problem?
Thanks in advance
Nitrates will be helped greatly by the use of a deep sand bed. That is 4'' to 5'' of aragonite sand. I run a DSB in my reef and the Nitrate has remained zero since the 2nd month.
The sump provides the benefit of greatly water volume, an area for a refugium, and a method to hide the equipment without taking away from the overall beauty of the display. I would recommend a sump, yes. In fact, i will be using a sump system on both my 58 bowfront FOWLR and my 180 reef.
What is a DSB? Maybe I will add more sand, I have 40lbs in my 75g. That way I will hopefully be ok until I can swing a sump.
|All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:23 PM.|
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2