Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-07-2006, 11:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vienna, West Virginia
Posts: 219
Hang on or not?

Do you guys think a hang on fuge(Medium AquaFuge2 Water Capacity: 3.60 Gallons )would make enough of a difference to make it worthwhile? I realize that anything is better than nothing but I just wanted some opinions about it and also some advice on the best stuff to put in one.
TIA
Mike
__________________

__________________
ckmn101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2006, 11:42 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 582
Send a message via ICQ to Speakerman Send a message via AIM to Speakerman Send a message via MSN to Speakerman Send a message via Yahoo to Speakerman
Every bit makes a difference. If you don't have any type of fuge allready on on your 75 gallon, I would do it.

However, IMO I wouldn't waste my time with it if it made my tank look any bit less appealing. Thats just me though, I don't like hang on the back stuff...I have a bunch of HOB stuff in my 37 gal and I hate it. I just don't have any room for it in the sump under the tank.



Back on subject though, Doing the fuge will give you more water, better filtration, more water flow, ect ect....Basically more stable conditions and cleaner water. I'd go for it.

I'm a noob though lol...so ya might want a second opinion.
__________________

__________________
Speakerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2006, 11:46 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 342
Shoot for larger. Even if it involves rethinking sump methodologies.
Chaetomorpha sp. algae with oolitic sand, about 2.5-3" deep.
Eunicia and Murecea gorgonians.
Reverse or perpetual photoperiod with power compacts.
__________________
Fish do not read books, nor care what we think.
afishyonados is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2006, 11:46 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Daytona Beach FL
Posts: 436
I would go for it......place to grow pods and you could put a mangrove or two in there....they are supposed to really help with PO4.
__________________
SeeDemTails is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 12:19 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vienna, West Virginia
Posts: 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by afishyonados
Shoot for larger. Even if it involves rethinking sump methodologies.
Chaetomorpha sp. algae with oolitic sand, about 2.5-3" deep.
Eunicia and Murecea gorgonians.
Reverse or perpetual photoperiod with power compacts.
What purpose would the gorgonians have?
__________________
ckmn101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 12:24 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 342
Not only are they stylish and cool, they use copious amounts of fish waste, particulate and in solution. They are photosynthetic filter feeders at their best! (Notice I only listed those particular two.)
__________________
Fish do not read books, nor care what we think.
afishyonados is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 10:49 AM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,224
Send a message via Yahoo to Hara
Justin Credebel was telling us at the MACNA seminar that he is having good success with "dark refugiums". This is good for areas where light may be an issue. Dark refugiums have filter feeding worms, lots of pods and tons of assorted beneficial microscopic critters and bacteria, but no plants. You might google it to find out more.
__________________
Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 12:23 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 342
Steve Tyree was probably upset... His "cryptic zone" design was STOLEN! (Meant to be read with extreme sarcasm!)

Another very effective form of passive biological and mechanical filtration with minimal maintenance needed. Cool.
__________________
Fish do not read books, nor care what we think.
afishyonados is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2006, 12:31 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: kenosha wisconsin
Posts: 653
i ran a dark HOB fuge on my 29g. there were lots of filter feeding worms and various pods. i think it gave me more diversity having a low flow dark area. i would go for it. plus i put one heater in it. its another place to hide stuff, even troublesome hitcher hiker crabs

steve r
__________________

__________________
75g RR. 2x250 14k MH / 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS, 90lbs LR, 2x seio M620.
kole tang, bicolor angel, mandarin dragonette, ocellaris clown / BTA , cleaner shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, a variety of soft, SPS, and LPS corals, orange linckia star.
steve r is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hang on Refugium?? Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 07-24-2006 05:17 PM
Hang on fuge.. MarineFlake General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 04-02-2006 07:17 PM
Hang on powerhead? Raker333 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 01-10-2006 06:17 PM
hang-on refugium? dianeww General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 13 08-28-2005 04:06 PM
Hang on refuge? RMPD109 Nano Reefs 7 01-07-2005 10:26 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.