Originally Posted by Mpolizzano
Want to start a refugium. What do I need? Chaetomorpha and a light? Sand? Rock? I've been looking at the JBJ 25 watt macro glo light fixture. Any thoughts? Opinions? Thanks.
I think everyone does it a bit different, but I have about 3" of sand with some Live Rock rubble and a big chunk of cheato in there. 15W max plant bulb in a standard run of the mill fixture. I run reverse photo.
I've heard of some people running a bare bottom with just the live rock rubble because they don't want the sand to become stagnent and trap pockets of bad stuff in there. I have a nano koralia in there to prevent this from happening and haven't had any problems.