Originally Posted by Highoffthatreef
I already order three 165w LEDs off eBay for the time being my buddy who builds reef for a living said they do fine until I have the extra cash I'm going with 3/4 live rock per gal
and 3/4 dry per gal
as for my sand I think crushed coral is the way to go we'll see I haven't talk to the wholeseller yet I'm looking for my protein skimmer now I'm only running a 40 gal
wet dry I want to get the reef octopus that's rated for 500gal
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Thats a lot of light I hope you got the dimmable lol. I'd stay away from the crushed coral it tends to be large size grains that trap a lot of detritus. It needs to be cleaned a lot.
Iv'e found a fine grain of sand keeps any debris on the surface where the water movement washes it into the sump.
Im using pool filter sand in my 180 right now and love it It dont blow around and is fine enough grain that my gobies sift it with no problem
Good choice on the skimmer
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