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Old 12-20-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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Ok, now that I came back from LR.com, I am really excited about putting together a refugium in my tank and converting my wet dry into a sump....so heres the question. Can I make the refugium myself out of a 20 long or plexiglass. A friend of mine wants one too, my question is, will making one save us money and if so, whats the best way to go? I have a light that is 30" long and I wound like to use it for this. My husband and are friend are big on DIY projects. My husband acturally made our hood and it turned out absolutely perfect. But we don't have any expeirence with a refugium, and any advice would be apprechiated. Willing to give whatever kudos I have : )

Alex & Mary
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms
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