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Old 07-26-2012, 10:32 PM   #11
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What are your plans for a sump? I also have a 90 with a 30 gallon sump. I have an swc150 skimmer in first chamber with one drain that T's off into two. Second chamber I have a 5 inch deep sand bed with an additional inch of Miracle Mud and chaeto. I have my bubble trap and then my return in the last chamber. I also have my phosban with rowaphos in last chamber. I highly recommend miracle mud it's helped me with less water changes and I've noticed a huge difference with my corals.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:40 PM   #12
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Oh and chemi pure elite is also in the last chamber.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:48 PM   #13
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Why so thick on the sand bed? I just built my sump, I ask bc I'm at that stage where I'm ready for sand and mud
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:51 PM   #14
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Personal preference. Its a peace of mind for me. I see lots of life filled with critters in the deep sand bed in the refugium stage that help with the overall quality of my system.
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I was only going to put rock in it. What should I do?
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:44 AM   #16
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Set it up with one bag of miracle mud. It's $80 and last one year. Very beneficial to your tank. If not then a DSB will be just fine. I would do either one of those two. I'm sure someone else will chime in. I don't have any rocks in my sump because I have enough in my DT.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:00 AM   #17
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Ok thx I saw that mud at my LFS it wasn't that much. I'm gonna put one inch of mud and one inch of live sand
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I have plenty of rock for my sump so I was leaning towards that. Is there a benefit to do one over the other?

My rock came today so I will be trying to figure out how I want to set it up. I also have the ro system making water.

I will get some pics up this weekend.

I also need to buy sand this weekend. What does everyone recommend and how many pounds for a 90 gallon tank?

Thanks for all your replies.
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1 pound per gallon is my rule of thumb
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:41 AM   #20
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Since I am putting the rock in first, then the water. Do you have to get sand behind the rocks where they touch the back glass and in between he rocks?
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