Refugiums

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Articles and How To's' started by Matt Rogers, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    I've read the first article before and looked through the second site, but i'm still confused. So in order to successfully grow caulerpa without it going sexual, have 'fuge lights on 24/7..and other types like chaeto, only opposite. I was going to go with caulerpa in my fuge, should i go with chaeto instead? I think i'll start a new thread...
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think you are jacking this thread. In a general sense, caulerpa is better at nutrient export. The risk of sporulation is there. Chaeto grows just as easy with out having to worry about some caulerpa freaking out about keeping the bloodline going.;) The difference with chaeto is nutrient export is considered less. How much? No clue. My chaeto keeps my nitrates/phosphates at zero. I haven't done a water change in months.
     
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    Thanks all.. yeah not many chaeto heads back when I wrote this... I believe it is at least 6 years old now.
     
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    you don't run carbon AND you haven't done a water change in a while!!! wow!! Maybe i'll just stick with chaeto...seems more safe. But i've read that if you keep up with pruning caulerpa, you can avoid the "freaking out" part...we'll see..


    EDIT: Oh, the article is 6 years old...haha point taken.
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No carbon/chems here. Correct on the pruning caulerpa. When the chaeto grows too much I grab a clump and tear it out. Give it away/throw it away.
     
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    is it best to buy a refugium for a 55 gal. or diy? i too have been reading about refugiums lately and agree. wheres the best place to buy at resonable cost?
    paco
     
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    Thanks for this article, I want a refugium for Christmas.
     
  11. Matt Rogers

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    No problem. Have you been good this year? :xmas:

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    Great article on fuges Matt Thanks
     
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