After apparently over a 166 day hiatus on my 125g aquarium thread...I am back!
My apologies. I FINALLY moved up to where my permanent house where I can ACTUALLY work on this tank.
Ok. Let me regroup here with some followup questions:
1. Need 250 lbs of sand. Does this all need to be products such as "CaribSea Live Sand" or can it be a mix of sand (life PFS with CaribSea for the added bacteria)?
2. 150 lbs of rock. This can be mixed live with base. Whats a good split for this?
3. I am working on speaking with a rep from ReefKeeper for their Value LED
fixtures. Attempting to determine if I need 2 or 3 fixtures and with what optics.
4. I am planning a large portion of my sump to be a refugium for macro algae, what size protein skimmer (if even needed) would be reasonable? I wouldnt want to keep needed nutrients from the macro algae but obviously I wouldnt want to let the tank get full of waste.
Thank anyone willing to help!