Well construction on my sump is nearly complete. So now I'm planning on what media to use inside of it. The one thing I'm stumped on is what substrate to use in the fuge area... I'm aiming for something to help with nitrates because eventually I'm going to start adding coral to the tank. I've seen mixed reviews on if I should use Miracle/Mineral mud, or just stick with a DSB
. And if I do go with some mud, should I mix it with some sand, or maybe layer it? I want something that can harvest a lot of them little critters we all love!
In the area with my skimmer and intake to the sump (before the baffles) I was going to add in a bunch of live rock rubble, then after the baffles in the fuge area I was thinking about adding a few more pieces of LR
along with some macro algae. I have a separate box in the corner where the intake is going and I was goin to add some floss with carbon and possibly some Purigen in there as well. If anyone has any ideas on how to improve these ideas, I would LOVE to hear them !