Hello, I am in the planning stages of making a 10 gal
sump/refugium for my 55 gallon SW
I do not want to do any drilling for this to work, I was planning on using a 'U' tube gravity feed line (of what diameter I do not know). First compartment to house my Reef Octopus BH-100 and heater. Second compartment is to house some LR
and chaeto and hopefully thousands of pods
, and finally third compartment would just house the return pump.
Now I have about 4' for the pump to work against, and am not really sure as to what strength pump I should be looking for. Secondly, to avoid flooding my apartment, what measures can I take if godforbid I lose power (especially with a gravity fed intake)? Also, I was under the impression that pods
liked really low water flow, and macroalgae likes high water flow. What sort of happy medium can I achieve in order for all of the above to be happy? (With only a 10 gallon tank I think having an extra compartment in there would make things pretty cramped.)