hi, I have a 29gal that I plan to make into a reef tank. I've read that I need 4" of sand to have a DSB
. I was wondering if anyone knows about how many lbs of sand I need to order? Is there any rule of thumb like X lbs of sand per gallon? I'm planning on ordering 40 lbs of lr
from liverocks.com (all I can afford right now), but I want to have my sand ready to go as soon as the lr
comes in. My tank is only 18" tall and I was wonder if I'll be ok if I only have 3" of sand. Another idea was having 2-3" of sand in my 29gal and then using a 10gal refuge with a 4" DSB
. Would that option achieve the same affect as only using my 29gal with 4" DSB
Also was thinking about inverts. Once my tank has cycled, what inverts are vital for keeping things clean and neat. I was reading that certain inverts and fish should not be put in a tank w/ a DSB
. Which are those. I was think of one cleaner shrimp, a few snails (not sure what kinds or how many for my 29gal), and maybe a scarlet hermit (not sure how many I can have in my 29gal).