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Old 01-08-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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Is a 20gal refugium big enough to handle a 95 gal tank
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I believe, I read about 20% of your main tank is a good guide, so to answer your question, yes. I would wait for other's personal experience/knowledge.

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The fuge is 20 gal or is it incorporated into the sump? Either way 20 gal is better then nothing.

Main purpose of a sump is to hide equipment and add extra water volume. Main purpose of the fuge is to reduce no3/po4 using SW plants and to provide a safe place for pods to cultivate.
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ACK, I missed the whole question! LOL! Thanks for catching that, Micah!
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I agree that 20 gallons is better than nothing but the bigger the better. Will this be part sump part refugium or all refugium.
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:35 PM   #6
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wet/dry or refuguim

I have a 55 gal now with an enhiem canister filter. I just ordered a 95 Gal tank thats predrilled. My friend has a refugium and is selling his wet/dry. He likes the refugium. what's better? I can buy his 13 gal wet/dry with built in skimmer or build a 20 or 30 gal refugium?? I'm starting to go reef with the 55 and will contiue when I setup the 95 Gal.
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I like the idea of the 30 gallon. Mine is a 40 gallon
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Yep, the 30 gal (or larger) fuge sounds great. The wet/dry would not be large enough to make any difference in water volume and would likely cause excess no3 also.

Are you getting a 90 gal corner tank or regular 90 gal (48" long 18" wide)
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It called a wave tank. If you haven't seen one, picture a regular tank but as you get past 1/2 way it waves out. Like an ocean wave. So you both agree to go fuge?
It's 48 long 18 wide on one side then waves out to i believe 25 in. Not sure of the hieght. It looks like a stand 90/95 high
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Yes on the fuge. My lfs sells wave tanks so I'm familiar with them You should have enough room for the 30 gal.
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