I just want something that will eat up the phosphates long term. My tank is 104 gallons arriving 4 days from now and I ordered 130 pounds of live rock. The LFS cures it for 2 weeks and cleans it up so should be sweet.
I was going to put the LR in the refugium but the LFS said he runs the macro algae in the fuge and the LR in the display. I like that idea better because I can see what I paid for (poor logic im sure)
My 177 gallon/hour skimmer, the LR, macro algae he is giving me as well as some seeded sand he is also throwing in should be a pretty sweet setup.
Unlike my LFS who hasnt done a water change on his tank in 2.5 years (although it is an amazing tank I want to aim for) I think I will go for a weekly water change.....