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Old 02-06-2006, 05:04 PM   #11
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What size do you think I need to look at? I was thinking a 12lx4wx12h or something like that.
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:43 PM   #12
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That would only give you 2.5 gal which is kind of small considering the room you have. Best bet is probably DIY with a 10 gal (20 x 11 x 13) tank or plastic container.
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I dont have the room for a DIY tank, thats why I looked at a HOB design. I still dont understand how the water flows. Do you need to add a power head, or could I just attach my skimmer to it?
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remember, I dont really want it for much filtration, I want it to keep pods alive in.
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USA Aquarium has varying sizes for reasonable prices that should work. You still will need pump/sand/lr/chaeto though.
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I still dont understand how the water flows. Do you need to add a power head, or could I just attach my skimmer to it?
The skimmer output dumping into one side of the hob and then into the tank has worked for some people. Depends on how your hob skimmer is setup and how high you have to raise it. I would try that method first and if it doesn’t work use a separate pump going into the refugium which should cost less than $30 anyways.
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Edit: Double post.
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:52 PM   #18
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Cool,

Got it. Sounds easy enough to me. Chaeto seems to be the weed of choice?
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Chaeto seems to be the weed of choice?
At long as you don’t try to smoke it :P Sorry, couldn’t resist
It does propagate pretty quickly and keeps nuisance algae down
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Awesome. Any thought on substrate? Mud or ls? What about bioballs or whatever. As I said, filtration isnt too much of an issue right now, but I suppose very little bit helps. I would like to start to get some corals in a few months, so I want it to be as close to perfect as I can. The anemones are doing well, as is the one mushroom rock I just got, but I want some soft corals eventually.
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