Rise of the Falcon: new reef legacy
Hey guys! I haven't posted/participated in months and in another couple weeks/months I'm going to restart and flawlessly conquer and MASTER my dream reef system.
My inquire is this: just for my own personal know-how etc I want to hear it from you guys:
When you setup/start/ maintain a system, what's the proper and most efficient cycle order for the water..??
Display tank to prefilter(this is based off the assumption that one has a sump and refugium unit), to a wet/dry set of bioballs, then to maybe seachem matrix (live rock rubble before and after matrix layer), to a heater chamber, and then to what, my refugium or a Purigen chamber which houses the slimmer, and then the return pump chamber??? Or should the refugium be the last chamber the water passes through before returning to the main display tank?? I plan on having a small ( 10" long, 12" wide, 6-8" deep water) refugium, and a seperate, possibly final refugium fashioned from a small 20gal tank.
Any and ALL input is immensely anticipated and appreciated guys(and gals)!! Thank you so much! Can't wait to start again!!!!