I am running a Deep Sand Bed (DSB) on this tank. Per my research and person experience, DSBs have worked really well at keeping Ammonia, Nitrates, and Nitrites at bay.
I always thought 180lbs of Aragonite sand would look bigger when shipped.
Once I started pouring it into the tank, it was pretty apparent that this tank is going to swallow up resources fast.
I got real lucky and ran into someone that was tearing down a 250 Gallon reef while I was setting mine up. I was able to get 100lbs of Live Rock for pennies on the dollar. Unfortunately, this happened weeks before I actually had the tank/stand built and ready for the rock. I ended up storing the rock at a coworker’s house in his 75 gallon tank until I had the tank set up and ready for it.