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Old 01-10-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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Building/adding a refugium to a running tank

Hey, newbie here to the site.
I have a fast question and I am looking for some ideas.

I currently have a 110 oceanic DRR tank set up running with a sump below, and in the sump there is some room where i could add my own refugium and build it inside the sump. I have been looking at glue or epoxy and trying to find something that I can use while the tank is up and running and not hurt or harm my fish and corals. any ideas?
I wanted to box some of the open areas in the sump off and just build like a small 14x14 refugium in the sump, or would it be suggested to just buy a new larger sump and glue it then hook it all up? I would like the refugium addition to my tank and am open to ideas.

All of the plumbing in the tank was done by me for the tank so I would have to keep some of the things the same or I would have to redo some plumbing.

thank you in advance for your help or ideas.

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Old 01-10-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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Your other option is to use a HOB refugium. I am actually looking into getting one of these for my tank. I know www.captivereefs.com has some good prices on them.


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Old 01-10-2005, 04:23 PM   #3
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Find a 14X14 plastic container and just set it in the area you want. If you place live sand & rock in it then it will stay put. Drill holes where appropriate for water flow. Refugiums don't have to be fancy.
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:08 PM   #4
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IMO, Bang Guy has your easiest solution right there. find something that fits, add a few inches of sand and drop it (not literally!) into your sump and add some LR, macro algae and find a light that will fit over it but not generate a lot of heat (this is under your stand you said)
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