Originally Posted by Murphy
Hi, I have kept FW
fish for 20 yrs and would like to start a reef tank. I have a 100 gal
tank drilled in the bottom with a 35 gal
wet/dry sump just lying around in my basement. Where do I start?. I need some opinions on what to use. A plenum, under gravel filter, thin or thick sand bed?. Wet/dry or just a sump with a skimmer?
Toss the UGF
out the window.
LIve rock and Live sand (3-4" deep) is the route to take IMO
Sump with a skimmer. No need for bio balls since you want a reef.
I would shoot for 100-150lbs of LR
and 3-4" sand bed with 300-500W of lighting and your 35 gal
wet/dry (remove the bioballs) so now its a sump.
Put the skimmer in the sump along with your heaters and presto you on your way.