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Old 07-22-2012, 07:12 AM   #1
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Recommended size refugium for a 29 gallon FOWLR

I'm starting a 29 gallon tank and would like to know a good size refugium to set up with it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Usually what's reccomended for a refugium or sump is as big as you can fit even of its bigger than the display tank.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Yes larger is better. Iargest that is possible/fits is what i would suggest. More water volume and more room for macro's or mangroves perhaps.
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Can I use dried out rock that use to be in my old tank in my new 29 gallon tank? Or in a refugium as live rock rubble if I break it up.
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Yes it will become live I would just soak in a 1:1 vinegar water solution to take out all the old dead crap in the pores.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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How would I start my New tanks cycle??
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:04 PM   #7
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I would use table shrimp, about a handful, put them in some panty hose and set them in your tank and let them rot.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #8
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For how long?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:26 PM   #9
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And can I use my three stiped damsel to do the fish cycle and just feed him regulary?
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Generally 2-4 weeks, you can use the damsel, most people say it's cruel and what not, but a 3 stripe will be fine, don't add the shrimp with the 3 stripe though, he will be enough. Get a test kit and test your ammonia nitrites and nitrates. When you have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, and 20+ nitrates, do a large water change and you should be good, there's a little more to it than that but that's the short version, read up on it while you wait, I've heard this many times on here and I believe it - " nothing good happens fast in a reef tank"
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