I'm thinking about setting up a refugium for a 180 gal
. I just have a few questions and am hoping to get some opinions.
I was thinking about using a dsb
in the fuge, but from what I have gathered, most people have very little flow through the fuge. If a dsb
is implemented, and the flow rate is minimal, wouldn't a lot of detritus settle on the dsb
? On the same note, what is the recommended flow rate through a fuge?
If I do go with a dsb
, would adding sand sifting critters (hermits, snails, stars) to the fuge be beneficial, or should i just depend on micro fauna from the live sand to oxygenate the upper parts and prevent sediment clumping?
I would definitely add macroalgae to the fuge, but would adding live rock also be beneficial?
Should the fuge receive regular maintainence (besides pruning of macroalgae) and if so, what does this involve? Thanks in advance.