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Old 09-30-2012, 12:04 AM   #11
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Refugium is a refuge, or safe place for macroalgae and pods to grow. Chaeto is the most popular macroalgae as it not only removes nitrates, but also is the only macroalgae that doesn't sexually reproduce, releasing toxins into the water and harming your corals. To trim it, you just rip a piece off and toss it or give it away. Chaeto and some other macroalgaes don't need special lighting, so a $10 reflector from home depot and a 6500K daylight GE spiral bulb will do. (some say the lower the K rating, the better). You can have sand in there for worms and such, or just rock rubble. Either way, it's pretty much a place for growing the things that could be eaten in the DT. Reverse lighting (having DT lights on during day and refugium light on during night) is what many people do. I forgot exactly why, but it basically balances it out. Sorry I can't remember, hope someone else knows!
No this is great info!! Thank you! I had no idea what it was used for. Basically its a place for all the "crap" to grow so it doesn't go into your DT? Makes sense now lol
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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Just found a 90G reef ready tank with a stand and external pump for $150, apparently in great condition.. think I should take it? Doesn't have a lid/light/sump or anything like that.. just the tank/stand/external pump
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:23 PM   #13
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It's not reef ready if it has no light...Ask if the external pump is working. What brand is it and how old is it? Also ask these questions about the tank. Seems okay..try to negotiate it down to $100 if you can or $125.
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Well whatever haha he said its called a "little giant" or something like that and its as old as the tank which is about 3 years, said it still works perfectly and is really quiet
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:07 PM   #15
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Tank is an AGA btw
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #16
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I bought a little 29 gallon tank, with everything!! I can tell you all the old stuff was updated almost as soon as I got it. It's still better than buying a tank brand new and spending almost 600 dollars for JUST the tank and stand. So if the tank looks good and the stand looks good than go for it. Save yourself some money!! Use the money you saved to buy lights a better filter and whatever else you need.
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I bought a little 29 gallon tank, with everything!! I can tell you all the old stuff was updated almost as soon as I got it. It's still better than buying a tank brand new and spending almost 600 dollars for JUST the tank and stand. So if the tank looks good and the stand looks good than go for it. Save yourself some money!! Use the money you saved to buy lights a better filter and whatever else you need.
That's what I was thinking.. mainly just get this for the tank and stand alone considering I won't actually b putting this tank together for awhile. Gives me time to plan out what equipment I'm gonna get and to save money for what I want just need a place to store it now, wasn't expecting to find a good deal on such short notice
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LoL!!

I can't wait to start a bigger tank. I think I will go BIG next time and get the tank I want. A 200 gallon or maybe bigger. I might have to buy the tank and stand new as I think if I were to go bigger I want an acrylic tank. If I can find what I want on CL than I will go for it. I might do a 90 gallon soon, I am only scared to go bigger because I might be moving a lot in the next five years. So a 90 gallon will suck moving, but at least it's more doable than a 200 gallon. :-p
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LoL!!

I can't wait to start a bigger tank. I think I will go BIG next time and get the tank I want. A 200 gallon or maybe bigger. I might have to buy the tank and stand new as I think if I were to go bigger I want an acrylic tank. If I can find what I want on CL than I will go for it. I might do a 90 gallon soon, I am only scared to go bigger because I might be moving a lot in the next five years. So a 90 gallon will suck moving, but at least it's more doable than a 200 gallon. :-p
Yeah that's true! That's why I'm not putting it together now bc me n my gf are moving when our lease is up next May, so I don't wanna start a tank, have it established then have tear it down just to move it ya know? Rather just wait to get to where we're goin then set it up

A 200 gallon tank would be nice, you could do a lot with that but also very pricey lol I have a 180G tank I'm trying to sell. I used it for freshwater and decided it'd be too expensive to convert :/
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Yeah that's true! That's why I'm not putting it together now bc me n my gf are moving when our lease is up next May, so I don't wanna start a tank, have it established then have tear it down just to move it ya know? Rather just wait to get to where we're goin then set it up

A 200 gallon tank would be nice, you could do a lot with that but also very pricey lol I have a 180G tank I'm trying to sell. I used it for freshwater and decided it'd be too expensive to convert :/
Agreed!! Saltwater is expensive. That's why I have to wait until I am more established. Were almost talking about 8 to 10 thousands dollars to do it right. I want to do one, but want to be established and living in a home that I know I will be living for a long time.
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