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Old 04-22-2003, 06:42 PM   #11
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It is a sump, with macro algae, lighting, and it encourages pod growth, fish eat pods. That is a good idea.
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:28 PM   #12
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do i need another sump ?or use the one I have?
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As d9hp said, the fuge is basically like another sump. It has a substrate, usually sand like the tank, some small LR or rubble, and often is used to grow some sort of caulerpa. There are no fish in there. I suppose you could keep a snail or two, but nothing else. The pods, since there is nothing in there to prey on them, will grow like crazy and will feed the fish as they are pumped into the main tank. If you choose to grow some macro (caulerpa), it will act as a nutrient sponge helping to rid your water of nitrates, phosphates, and other nutrients. I'd start with a search on this site for "refugium" and then go to both Google and www.about.com and run the same search. You will probably find more than you want to know about them .
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Old 04-22-2003, 10:03 PM   #14
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Search on this site and it will simplify things. You can use the sump you have. Logan covered what I didn't, thanks
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