I am too! I won't be able to give out proprietary info, such as exact formulation etc, but I'll give as much info, in the form of how I see things performing, as I can. I'll be listing exact weekly dosages of each product and test results for concentration in the tank as often as I can take them. One thing I'm particularly interested in is what the uptake rates in a system like this really are. Assuming 50% daily uptake, i.e. EI, clearly works, but my curiousity is begging for a more concrete data set.
Yes, I'll be doing a background of black styrofoam in the planted tank. I'm toying with the idea of making a 3D background of foam, dry rock, and cement in the reef. It really depends on the type of corals I want to keep and how I can manage flow dynamics. I'm envisioning a largely LPS and softie tank with a smattering of my favorite SPS for good measure.
Right now I'm leaning toward using the F (~3mm) grain size. I considered using the M on the bottom with F on top, but I can't stand seeing mixed grains and I know in time some of the M will end up on top as plants get pulled up and moved around. It's a purely personal aesthetic decision and has no basis in the performance of the different sizes. If I were going with more of an NA style rather than Dutch style aquascape I would definitely be using the M below with F and XF on top in a similar manner that ADA layers Power Sand and the two sizes of AS.
Likewise, the choice of Cafe over Escuro is an aesthetic one. I've seen both and the black is really nice, but I prefer the dark brown color.
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Scroll down the right side to find the product you want. Clicking on the Technical button will provide you with all the information that I could give you on what's in what and such.
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