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Old 12-24-2013, 09:18 AM   #11
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I know the skimmer is too small. I am only 15 years old and don't have disposable income to just spend on a $300 skimmer
Well, then you answered your own question in a sense. You are going to have to alter that wet/dry to turn it into a refugium. You will have to remove the bio balls and the filter pad tray on top, then put a filter sock in the corner maybe. Algae, and a light over it. Personally, I would save up for a skimmer suitable for your size system and put that in the place where you are thinking refugium.
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If your strapped for cash, you should first remove the bio balls as they absorb dietrus and cause nitrates. Then see about getting some sand and live rock rubble in the bottom of that first chamber of your sump. Add a light and maybe some cheato above that rock rubble and it should help. It's not a long term fix, but if your on a budget and need something now until you can do something in the future, it will help. A few pounds at min of sand, and a bucket of rock rubble. My lfs sells rr for about 20 bucks for a 5 gallon bucket almost full. Hope this can help, but long term you will need a bigger skimmer, and prob a different sump/Fuge setup down below.

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Old 12-24-2013, 11:09 AM   #13
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Is there anyway to connect two sumps and have one a refugium and to have one with the regular bio balls?
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Watch for skimmers on craigslist, you might find a bargain.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:27 PM   #15
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Also check with local reef clubs. You can sometimes find used skimmers in good working condition for cheap or even free(usually not but sometimes you may luck out).
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:54 PM   #17
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:00 AM   #18
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See if there's any local reef clubs near you and hit em up for some help. I'm sure there are plenty who are willing to help you out.
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:03 AM   #20
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