Fuge depth


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I'm in the process of setting up a 180 reef display and will be using a standard 75gal glass tank for a sump - 48"Lx18"Wx21"H.

The sump will have a standard configuration with a prefilter & skimmer section on one side and a fuge on the other. Both will overflow into the center return section.

Concerning the fuge, the length and width will be 13"Lx18"W. The question is how tall to make the baffle for the depth?

Any advantages of shallow over deep or vice versa? At this point it can be anywhere from 10"H to about 18"H.



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I'd go deeper -- more space for your macro to grow and occupy. More macro = more potential nutrient removal. JMO.