I've got a 40g breeder with an Aquaclear 110HOB and a Remora skimmer with the maxi jet 1200 pump and prefilter box. I also run 2 Koralia 750 powerheads.
Long story short my water is nice and clean but I am constantly battling nitrates AND the prefilter box on the remora takes up a lot of room in the tank. So I'd like to put a sump/refugium in the cabinet with some chaeto or something to help keep nitrates in check. I could DIY but honestly I just don't have time to do it right so I'd like to buy something reasonably premade. I was thinking a 20g sump should fit in the cabinet and be enough to make a difference. I also will need to still use an overflow as my tank is not drilled. Not sure if it matters but my current stocking is:
- 2 Ocellaris clowns
- royal gramma
- Bangaii cardinal
- CB shrimp
- 10 red leg hermits
- some zoanthids and a pineapple coral
- I plan to continue to add coral as well as a randalls goby/pistol shrimp pair
Does anyone have advice on a nice setup?