I`m in the process of setting up a 100 gal
reef tank. i have a plan to use a deep sand bed filter with a plenum. I have a 40 gal
. tank now with a DSB
/Plenum.Its 4 yaers old and the only problem i`ve had is occasional slime or brown alge growing on the sand. IN the new tank i planed on placing the DSB
In the sump. THe problem is the area of the sump(40" x 15")is not large enough to get the area that i wanted (573"). every thing i`ve read on the subject says you sould have a min. of 67% of the area of the main tank.THe 573" gives me only 53%. I`m open for any ideas or comments.I do have 1 idea,to place a small area of dsb
in the main tank by using 2 small plastic contianers i found that are 12" x 14" x 5" tall and could be concealed under the live rock (with the live rock suspended directly abve the rock to create a cave like appearance.Ok exsperienced reefers lets have it. Waht do you think will this work?I welcome any ideas ,comments,ideas,help and advise.