thanks for all info on original thread. Its getting close to the time to pull the trigger on getting new gear and some new issues have arisen.
Originally I was going to merely transfer an established 2 Year 65 Gallon reef to a 120 with the same simple DSB
, live rock and HOB
skimmer method that had been so successful on the 1st tank.
The reputable Marine Biologist at the LFS
(I trust and respect him) is advising that I upgrade to a reef-ready tank with a sump-refugium. He says this is much prefferable for larger volume tanks.
I always wanted to do this but $$$$-wise its a stretch for us. Also----use tap water.
Will my original idea work just fine, or will the benefits of the upgraded system be dramatic enough to make me glad I made the investment.
Im still a relative newbie with a very successful 2 year "dirty" type eco-system.
Please give me as much detailed description as you can tolerate. If my old simple set-up will be just fine I`d just as soon save the bucks and complication of the upgrade.
I gotta pull the trigger soon.
peace and thanks!