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mandude
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PostPosted: 2006.06.26(Mon)13:31    Post subject: refiugiums Reply with quote

what exactly are refiugiums and what are their purposes
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PostPosted: 2006.06.26(Mon)13:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are a refuge for small detrivores for a salt water tank. They are usually a combo, refugium and bio-filtration... either macroalgaes or deep sand bed.

They help clean the main tank water and provide a food source for the fish...

they are pretty much essential for things like Mandarin gobies or other fish that eat pods.

You can make one pretty simply out of a clip on light and an old hang on the back filter without inserts...
hope that helps
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PostPosted: 2006.06.26(Mon)14:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you use live rock instead of live sand
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PostPosted: 2006.07.01(Sat)11:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, well it depends what you want to achieve. But yes, live rock is used.
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PostPosted: 2006.07.13(Thu)19:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use live rock, live sand, and macroalgae in my refugium.

mmmm spinach

my HOB refugium full of macro


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