My story is like that of many others. I started with a FW tank and after keeping every thing from neons, to Discus to 9 inch oscars, I decided with the move to Calgary to go SW in my 120.
I started off with the canister filters hooked up and all the FW equip I had. OOOPPS. After about 2 months I found TRTa dn finally got it straightened out. After a couple of months I got a line on a 150 with overflows and have been working on the system in the 150 for about 10 months now. Here is the progression.
Also in the last couple of months I have added a settling tank to my sump, as well as a refuge.
I think the settling tank was the best addition I have made to the systym since set up. It allows me to do H2O changes in less then 5min for 20gal.
I enjoy the fuge almost as much as the tank LOL, I cannot believe all the life that grow in there.