The Caulerpa grew very well under the not so good T8 lighting and was of great benefit to the tank.
I have a HOB fuge which hold around 1 gallon and was thinking of feeding it with airline sized tubing teeing off one of my pumps to feed it. The fuge would be fitted to my River and Reef 94L (approx 22gallons) and would overflow straight into the tank. I estimate the turn over/filling of the fuge would be around once every 10 minutes as it would be much more than a drip in fact a steady flow into it.
The turnover of the tank through the fuge would be around once every 3 times per hour same as my old sump system as it happens.
The benefits I can think of are.
1/ Pods would not get flushed into the main tank so quickly and would have plenty of time to breed and build up a good population.
2/ I would have no need for yet another pump in my tank, I have enough of them already.
3/ It would be far easier for me to bring a airline or RO 1/4" feed pipe to the fuge and the overflow could be much smaller than the 1.1/2" one on it at present in fact a 1/2 or 5/8"" would be fine.
4/ I could have say2"/ 3" of fine sand in the fuge which would also help nitrate conversion.
So would the constant slow flow of water to the fuge coupled with a DSB in it be enough to provide the Cheato with enough nutrients to make a difference to nitrate levels? There may also be other benefits to the system.
Your thoughts and experiences please.
Here's a pic of my HOb fuge complete with 11 wt PC light.
Edited by atoll, 21 March 2012 - 08:28 AM.