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Old 02-07-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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Refrigerums and wet/dry filters

I have been reading about wet/dry filters and refrigerums, and i dont see how they work together, and how the refrigerum sets ups, and works. I was wondering what all you could put in a refrigerum. Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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check out the "articles" section at the top of the page. Good ones on both sumps and fuges.
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:06 PM   #3
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I was wondering what all you could put in a refrigerum

I put beer in mine.

Sorry, buddy...couldn't resist. Check your spelling so you don't develop a bad habit. I know, because I've kicked a few bad habits myself in my day!!

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30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:57 AM   #4
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do we even need bio balls?
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The bio balls will lead to high nitrates as buildup occurs. Most recommend using LR rubble instead. Just be sure to keep LR rubble submerged to be effective.
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what do you mean "LR rubble"?

isn't that bio ball allow good bacteria to build up?
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Small pieces of live rock is called rubble. The bioballs are bade to have maximum surface area to increase biological filtration. The problem is these grooves also collect detritus etc. LR rubble also has good surface area but will not collect the same buildup. The porousness of the rock will help in the biological filtration.
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ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
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The porousness of the rock will help in the biological filtration.
Especially because it provides small hypoxic "nooks and crannies" which allow the development of colonies of bacteria to process and thereby reduce the nitrate level in the system.
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SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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