Bug Tank

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  1. Mauireefer

    Mauireefer Astrea Snail

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    I recently got a mandarin in my 10 gallon nano, Ive seen so many pods, but now they dont seem so plentiful, My mandy is huge, she even eats flakes which amazes me, but I want to do a refugium. I was told I can do a seaprate tank as a bug tank really easy..24 light and DSB and water, no circulation, oh and a glass top for minimal evaporation... I was just curious why not add a small HOB filter and just run a separate bug tank/mini reef...I know the lights and sand and water will sustain life, Im kinda scared to start something with no movement at all, I was gonna add an air stone or something, but I really wanted to connect it to my nano, BUT, still confused on how and what to setup...any suggestions will be greatly appreciated..


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  3. Mauireefer

    Mauireefer Astrea Snail

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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    On a ten nano that is a challenge. I saw someone on RC who turned a Tetratec filter into a ATS style refugium with a light. That was pretty cool.

    This might be overkill but what about the smallest Aquafuge? It's 12x4x12.

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    Other than that, maybe any cheap hang on the back filter and put a pc light over it. Or make something with a 5 gallon tank.

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  5. Mauireefer

    Mauireefer Astrea Snail

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    thanks for the advice, I did see that thread somewhere, and I saw one they did with an Aquaclear 200, I do have a 500, and was ccurious if it would be too big, I know I would have to restrict the flowbut thats what I need to figure out...Honestly, I may just not use the provided pump at all, and just add a small Maxi jet or fountain pump to the aqaurium so it pumps at a slow rate...only using pretty much the housing...Oooh thats a great idea,,a DIY refugium for tanks thats are smaller...I think I got smoething here..LOL serioulsy I know you can buy the replacement housing/body of any power HOB filter cheap, So Ill end up doing that and reporting back on my progress...IM SO EXCITED!!! [smiley=grin3.gif]

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  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Sounds like a plan. Good luck and post a pic when you are done!