I have just purchased a second hand system cosisting of he following items.
2x T5 luminaires
deep coral sand bed
pumps, power heads etc.
I intend on getting rid of the tuffa rock and replace with 30kg of live rock + 30kg of ocean rock.
my main concern is which type of filtration system should i use. i intend to keep a lot of fish and in time the tank may be run slightly overstocked. however i would also like to be able to keep some easy soft corals and plenty of inverts.
from what i have read a lot of people on here like the Berlin method with a DSB
, however i'm not sure this is right for a system with a high fish count? is this system used were it is mainly a reef tank.
has suggested that i use magic mud and calerpa within the sump as my main filtration system, does this seam right?
i have a large sump which i can alter as i please, what would be the effect of having a compartment filled with LR
rubble, for mechanical and biological nitrification and a large refugium for de-nitrification. i could also have a DSB
but i'm not very keen on this idea, i don't particulary like the look and it will take up a lot of water volume.
what are your views, would i be heading for disaster? is it possible to over filter a tank?
i have alos posted this in the fish only section so as to get a some different views and opinions.