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Old 04-16-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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Refugium Area and Size

I am trying to manage my sump space and was considering adding a little fuge to it. My question is how big of an area do you need for just the fuge space (sandbed, macroalgae)? Do you need a lot of room for the macroalgae? I have about 16inches long, 10 inches high and 6 inches wide of space that is not being utilized right now in my sump. Will this work? Thanks!!!
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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Well I went ahead today an made a mini fuge in my sump

Mini Refugium

here is the posting, enjoy.
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Looks pretty good. You dont need alot of space. Just need some adequate lighting.
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Mike,

What do you consider adequate lighting? I just have a 24watt compact flourescent over it since it is such a small space.

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I have a 194 watt PC over mine. I`m just afraid that`s not enough but I`m not a lighting expert so maybe someone else can help out. I know some folks that use those clip on dome lights and put a higher wattage bulb in those.
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I would say that is enough light. I have a 20g fuge on my system and it is lit by a single 100w CF (standard screw-in bulb) bulb.

Typically I recommend that your fuge be 10% of your display in volume. You don't want awesome lighting over the fuge you want lighting that will grow algae.
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I do want mine to grow algea. Macro algea. LOL
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