My Sump + Refugium Project for 265 gallon
I have a 265 gallon tank which is filtered by a 90 gallon wet dry filter, with a pump that does almost 2000 gph. I had some more space under the tank and I had an idea to add a separate refugium to the system.
I added a separate 20 gallon tank under the stand and made an overflow which overflows back into the main sump. There is a small pump (roughly 150 gph) which pumps water from the sump to the 20 gallon refugium.
My plan was to make it a planted tank/refugium to just add to the filtration and hopefully knock down the nitrates a bit along with water changes. Right now I am planning on using fugeray planted + LED lighting long with whatever bulb came with the fixture for the tank. I'm not sure what substrate to use.
Let me know what you all think. I need suggestions/opinions this is my first time doing something like this. There aren't any live plants in the main tank. I wouldn't be dosing c02 but could do dry ferts if needed.
Can this work? I figured with such a small planted tank (20 gallons), feeding off a much larger system, probably handling 300 gallons, the minerals and nutrients for the plants should be abundant and last a good bit without dosing as much.
I can post pics tomorrow