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zxghost
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PostPosted: 2006.11.05(Sun)15:57    Post subject: Refugium question Reply with quote

can anyone tell me about Refugium?
are they only used for salt/reef aquariums?
and are they benefical to freshwater in anyway?
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PostPosted: 2006.11.05(Sun)17:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never saw much benefit from them in freshwater, other than hiding the heater there isn't a lot of need for a fuge as there isn't much that needs refuge. A wet/dry on the other hand does have some benefits.
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PostPosted: 2006.11.05(Sun)17:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

sirreal63 wrote:
I never saw much benefit from them in freshwater, other than hiding the heater there isn't a lot of need for a fuge as there isn't much that needs refuge. A wet/dry on the other hand does have some benefits.


Wet/dry, like what kind of benefit? some of the refugiums and wet/dry look very similar
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PostPosted: 2006.11.05(Sun)18:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

They can look a lot alike except a wet/dry will have bio-balls or some other large surface area media for the creation of bacteria to help break down waste. We don't do that anymore in marine systems, a refugium is where we grow macroalgae and provide a safe place for pod production and to place equipment. If you are asking this about a freshwater tank you will have much better answers in the freshwater forums.
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PostPosted: 2006.11.05(Sun)18:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

no no, I just wanted info on it, though refugiums are for saltwater, people with the knowledge of saltwater should know this stuff, so I asked it here, not just asking for freshwater benefits, just about it in general O_O
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PostPosted: 2006.11.06(Mon)16:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not do some research of your own? Just google it and you can read oodles of info on refugiums, their uses, designs, stocking etc...
I could write six pages describing them but why wear out my fingers on something that already exists (rhetorical question).
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