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Old 02-17-2005, 10:46 PM   #1
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10 Gallon Refigium

I wanna set up a 10 gallon refigium , i got a couple questions

Can i put coral?
Can I keep fish in there ?
can i keep a coral banded shrimp in a ten gallon?
how do i connect the 10 gallon refigium to my 37 gallon?
how do i get macroalgae?

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Old 02-17-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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I've been tryin to figure out how to make a bigger sump/refugium as well. However, I can help you out with some of this...

Can i put coral?
Only if you're going to use sufficient lighting
Lots of people use refugiums for holding coral cuttings, etc, but most of the ones I saw for that use were hang on the tank kinds in tanks with mh pendants so they got the same light as the rest of the tank.

Can I keep fish in there ?
Not advised. Kinda defeats the point, to have an area safe for pods and the such to grow, and the kinds of fish you can keep in ten gallons are pretty limited, better to keep the fish in the main tank. In my understanding, one of the benefits of fuges is they increase your water-supply/capacity so I would guess (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) that it would also increase your fish/bio-load capacity in the main tank.

can i keep a coral banded shrimp in a ten gallon?
You could, if it were an established area... it would eat as many pods as it could catch, again, kinda disrupting that aspect of a refugium, but if you had say, shrimp eating fish in your tank, it might not be out of line to keep one in the refugium. Coral bandeds get pretty good sized for 10 gal though, you probably wouldn't want to have more than one.

how do i get macroalgae?
Most of your LFS will have at least one type of macroalgae. It's better to stay away from caulerpa, since when it goes sexual it releases toxins, I think you could find a list of safe macros around here, or I'm sure some other member knows of some.

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Old 02-20-2005, 08:49 AM   #3
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You would need to either have the fuge above the tank and use a pump to pump water from the 37 up into the fuge and have the fuge gravity feed back to the tank. Or have the fuge below and you would need a overflow box or have the 37 drilled and have water flow into the fuge and pump it backup into the tank.
Either way it will cost some $$$. But IMO a fuge is worth every penny.
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