I kept some peppered cory's for a few years. I always feed flakes in the day time and then when it was lights out I would sprinkle some pellets in since they feed more at night. I also had sand in my tank so they could dig for left overs. They never went hungry doing it this way for me.
I was thinking of starting a new 20gal tank with some cory cats and/or shrimp maybe... I was wondering if a couple sponge filters would be enough filtration? If not would a canister be too much? I am really trying to get away from HOB filters.
Thanks for any advice.
Running a test run with tap water... I got the pumps tweaked with no micro bubbles thus far. All I have left to do is to divide the refugium to separate the sand from the pump. Then I will be focused on getting all the live rock completed and starting the cycling process.
I originally had plans to set the refugium up like this with the return pump out of the water. The pump didn't have enough power to pull and push the water I needed to the DT.
Since the above didn't work I just decided to do it the old fashion way. The reason I bought this pump is...
This is 5/8'' hose running from the wet/dry to the refugium. The mag 5 pump sends the water over to the refugium where the Hydor L40 sends it up to the DT.
If you need to secure hose like I did then I really recommend getting some rubber insulated clamps like these so that you...
Here is the wet/dry, 5.5gal refugium tank, overflow and misc parts. Please note I didn't use the two small pumps in this picture.
I replaced the two small pumps with this 750gph pump. The mag 5 pump is on the left which will be pumping from the wet/dry to the refugium.