Do you have a refugium?

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Do you have a refugium?

  1. Yes

    62.8%
  2. No

    37.2%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I always wanted one, but my stand is full.
    Do you have a refugium?
    Have you noticed any difference in water quality?
    What works for you?
    :vulcan:
     
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  3. kb.bear

    kb.bear Peppermint Shrimp

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    I have them on both of my larger tanks I would have to say I don’t use them for water quality. It is all about a place that bugs can grow undisturbed for my friends that rely on them as part of their diet
     
  4. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    When dem ears grow so big? Oh yah, you had your lobes enlarged after you saw The Lord of the Rings :D


    I've got a fuge, 10g on a RDP (reverse dark period). I had a power outage last week and forget to reset the timer, so no fuge lights for a few days. BOOM, algea started to grow in my frag tank. Corrected it a few days ago, and..... BOOM, algea is growing only in the fuge again.

    It's a 10g acrylic flat back hex w/ 2x 36w 10K pc. I'd love to run lower kelvin bulbs, but I had these sitting around, so why buy more bulbs? The tank is feed by a rio 200, so not a ton of water movement, perfect for my resident fuge angler :D He's a model citizen, only eating what I give to him, aka not a pod eater :D I grow mainly a red algea and some I brought home from my new job (I work for a algea farm now :D.... Reef Nutrition/Reed Mariculture...maker of Phyto-Feast Live) which is a type of gracilaria (robusta we think).
     
  5. allaboutfish37

    allaboutfish37 Feather Duster

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    I have one that comes on at night (reverse dark period). I aso use it for my frags.[​IMG]
     
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  6. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    Mine 10g and I run it 24/7 I tirm the calerpia 2x a week about 3-4". I have got two of the screw-in PC flood lamps. I have chaeto but it doesn't grow much.
     
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    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    and I am thinking about setting a Mangrove planter which would technically be a fuge too.
     
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  9. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    i dont but i want one lol...
     
  10. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    I have a 20G fuge/sump full of chaeto! Since I switched to a yellow bulb, grows like crazy mad! I set the tank up with the fuge from day one so I cannot say I noice a difference but after nearly a year, I still have zero nitrates. I do have some red bristly algae in my display, but it is not out of control. ;)
     
  11. chetrod

    chetrod Peppermint Shrimp

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    I have a 20 Gallon set up I havent put anything in it yet will be getting some mangroves and some calurpa algea.....
     
  12. bergzy

    bergzy Plankton

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    here is my 40g remote refugium that feeds into my sump.

    the light i use:
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    initial seeding with chaetomorpha:
    [​IMG]

    explosive chaeto growth:
    [​IMG]

    actually,

    now that my reef has stabilized...chaeto growth has become zero and i now have zero nitrates, phosphates etc. :)