Yep, I have a 40g garf style bullet proof reef. I varied a bit from the set up in that I purchased some wild LR
to seed my base rock, and I did not use the 'aragacrete' I used volcanic lace rock for my base, some wild LR
, hirocks.com base rock and I also seeded it with the garf grung 5lb (cool stuff for sure).
and egg crate plenum
60 lbs base and LR
- at least (allmost all covered with coraline- except the new hirocks, just added 2 weeks ago.
30 lbs 1mm CC
25 lbs 2-3 mm CC
25 lbs arganite sand (sugar size) in the fuge and some in the display
1 return pump 400gpm
overflow with durso stand pipe (quite)
1x 65w PC
(1 10k and 1 actinic)
1x 20w actinic
1x 10k 20w in fuge
garf reef janitors clean up crew for 30g (need to add some more)
so far so good about 6 months- nitrate, nitrite, amonia, = 0 ph
8.2 solid salinity 1.024, KH
lots of critters in the substrate.. no major algae blooms other than during cycle.
happy so far.. will probably ditch the plenum and add MH
when I upgrade in 6-12 months to a 55 or 75 show for the living room
ps you can call the garf guys with questions too, they answer there phone!