I setup a 55 gallon tank a few months ago. It sits on top of a bar in between my kitchen and family room. It is viewable from all sides and I have been trying to think of a way to build a filter inside the hood so it would be out of sight and use the same lights as the tank.
I designed it and built it this weekend as diagrammed below. I plan on putting a 3" DSB
, some live rock and whatever algaes I come across. It will only be 7" tall, 5" wide and 48" long. It will use a powerhead to bring the water up from the tank, and gravity to drain back into the tank.
After I put the 3" of sand, since it is only 7" tall, I will only have just over 3" of water above the sand. Will this be enough?
The fuge will only be 7 gallons, will this be enough for a 55 gallon?
How much LR
should I put in the fuge?