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Old 01-04-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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Refugium

I'm planning in replacing my sump with a new one since my DIY job was a disaster.

I found a good price on EBay that includes a refugium chamber and I wanted to get opinions on the subject.

I did it before with my own design and the baffles broke, the sand from the DSB got everywhere and I have no clue how effective it was.

I'd like to discuss the merits of a DSB setup as well as the alternatives.

I'm all ears!
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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Aqueon and eshopps makes some good sumps, little pricy but worth it. What size tank do you have? What kind of live stock?
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:17 PM   #3
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Look up "Adding a Deep Sand Bed" by Newyorksteelo on YouTube very informative!
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
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125g, mixed reef w fish.

I'm investigating the cost of an acrylic build.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:29 PM   #5
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Check out New York steelos channel I think it will help out a little!
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:12 PM   #6
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Thanks Frankie. I remember him from a while ago and I checked out some vids yesterday. Got some good info.

I came up with a design for my sump/refugium and I wanted to get input from the group. I won't be doing a DSB, just miracle mud and chaeto - maybe culerpa with a 24/7 light schedule.

Does anyone see any problems with the plan?
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I take it your skimmer is going in chamber 1? And that's why it is so big? Put a filter sock in there. And then in your bubble trap put a filter pad to catch any debris
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Yes, that's the skimmer chamber and the plan has a place for a filter sock as well as a sponge or something in chamber 3 to break up the bubbles.
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Anyway you could make chamber 1 smaller and refugium bigger? Or will that take away from skimmer space?
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