Would like to hear other thoughts on +/- of this setup if any.
key points to consider:
Large tank side 160g
Sand depth 6 or more inches
Live rock on bare bottom side
Tank water inlet flow on rock side spraying towards sand side
I am thinking of making a deep sand refugium in my sump under 90G reef tank. The tank will be mostly corals, mostly LPS, softies and some SPS. I am adding Eshopps S-150 skimmer, which will be upstream from the refugium. I am doing my research and some people say that deep sand refugium...
There is an 'experienced' reef keeper/store operator whose website I ran across, swearing by deep sand beds (with sugar fine bottom layer and course top layer) and that you don't have to siphon, last indefinitely: http://www.aquacorals.com/HowToSetup-Steps.htm . I read from experienced reefers...