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Old 02-20-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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HOB Refugium

Sorry for all the recent questions but what better place to ask right?
Since Im going to have a hard time fitting a 20gallon tank under my stand for a sump/refugium im looking at these.

Aquarium Hang-On External Filtration: AquaFuge PS Refugium

It will be going on the back of a 100 gallon tank. They dont say what size in suited for what so im not sure if it will be big enough to hassle with. Im not a big fan of stuff hanging on the back of my tank but I may not have an another option. What do you guys think?
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My basic recommendation for a fuge is 10%-20% of your display volume. For your tank a 10g-20g fuge will be just fine.

The link you provided I would avoid. There are HOB fuges that are dedicated fuges. For your system you are going to need a lot more in the way of a skimmer then that can provide.

I would look at something like this HOB Refugium. This is still only 6g but it is closer to what would work better for you IMO.

I would also check on Ebay as you may find a good deal there. Check in your local area for a reef club you may find a used one for 1/4 the price.
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Thanks ziggy,
I assume by using the refugium you said I could use my own skimmer on the actual tank right?
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Yes....you would skim the tank
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Thanks ziggy,
I assume by using the refugium you said I could use my own skimmer on the actual tank right?
That is correct.

What kind of skimmer do you have? Since you don't have space for a sump I'm assuming it is a HOB skimmer?
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Yes it is and to be honest, I dont know anything about the skimmer. Its a HOB and it came with the tank, thats all I know.
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Found it! Its a coral life. Not sure what size it is though. Im thinking it would be for tanks up to 125.
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I've never owned one of those skimmers but I have read and heard that they are problematic. You may want to look at replacing it with a better option. I believe Octopus makes a HOB. There are other options out there as well.
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Ya its not even technically mine. The guy the tank came from loaned it to me to try it out and if I liked it I could buy it. From everything I learned here I will need one...............just not that one.
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