OK, I've had my little 10-gal
micro reef up and running for about a year now. I've got about 2 inches of LS
, and I'd guess maybe 30 pounds of LR
. (see pic in my gallery) I've got a Penguin 125 with a biowheel running on it without a filter cartridge.
I've always liked the thought of setting up my tank for Berlin, but I don't quite know what all that would require.
What is the minimum sand depth I'd need and WHY?
Would it be better if I added even more LR
Do I need marco algae of some kind in the tank? If so, what kind(s)? How much?
I've got a few astrea snails and blue-leg hermits, along with an urchin. Would they pose a problem for keeping the macro algae in the tank?
Could I use the Penguin 125 to hold the macro algae + some LS
? If I did that, how could I light the algae? Would a few super-bright LEDs do the trick?
And lastly...what would be a good way to make the transition?
So many questions....this ought to keep y'all busy for a while.