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Old 05-09-2009, 02:00 PM   #11
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Sounds correct to me as well.

BTW, I only have sand and rock in my fuge, along with the caulerpa and cheato. No MM for me.
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How deep do you guys have the mud and/or sand?

I ended up putting in 1bottle of MM which gave me about 3/4" on the bottom, then put 15lbs of black sand on top, so I have about 3" total.

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I think I`m the same. About 1" of MM and a couple inches of white sand.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:39 PM   #15
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I am having difficulty understanding the concept of the refugium. I have mud, rubble rock and a handful of caulerpa in mine. Water is being fed into the refugium via a tee off of the return pump piping with a ball valve to control the flow. Do I just allow the refugium to fill up with water, flow over the divider into the return pump area and then it goes into main tank that way?
A picture would be more useful. however if I am understanding correctly yes that it what you do.

Calpera algae and cause problems in the long run. Chaeto in my opinon is a much better solution for macro algae.
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ok, So I got my sump/fuge up and running, I placed 3 fist size rocks in the fuge. 1 from the tank (Fully Cured), and 2 virgin base rocks.

What's the next step? What type of plants should I put in the fuge? I don't know much about the diffent types or what they do.

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I You said your using rock. Do you have any sand? and I wouldn't know anyone using plants in their fuge unless they consider macro algae such as chaeto plants. My advice would be to have sand, rock, and chaeto in the fuge.
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I You said your using rock. Do you have any sand? and I wouldn't know anyone using plants in their fuge unless they consider macro algae such as chaeto plants. My advice would be to have sand, rock, and chaeto in the fuge.
Yeah, we discussed the sand/mud thing above....

I have about 3/4"-1" of MM and ~3" of Black sand. (I went with black because white sand gets pretty nasty looking)

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What is the purpose of the mud? Why not just use sand? Do you have any plants in there?

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The mud is suppose to have all the trace elements of a coral reef. A great selling point for more "stuff". I think that sand and LR rubble is all you need with some macro algae.
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