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Old 04-27-2004, 04:39 PM   #1
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Refugium set up

I am ready to set up the fuge

I got my tank moved and all is well. I plan on placing a maxijet 1200 in my sump to pump water to the fuge and then when the fuge hits a certain water level, the water will drain back into the sump. What tubing size would be a snug fit in the maxi outlet nozzle? 1/2"? I can put a zip tie on it but I want it snug. The pump will pump up about 3ft so I think this will be enough flow for the fuge.

I ordered some crud from premium aquatics that will be here tomorrow. I plan on adding this to the sand that is in the fuge right now. The sand I have in the fuge now, I left out from the tank when I moved it. The fuge won't have a DSB at this point.

I have waited for the water to clear up a bit before tieing the fuge into the main system but can I just add the crud tomorrow or should I let that settle too? I only got 5lbs of crud and the sump is a 25 gal rubbermaid container with 15 gal of water.

I hope to get some cheato' algae and hopefully the crud will have some nice pods for me.

What do most people use for lighting? Do I really need a small PC fixture or can I uses something simpler?

Just trying to get it all done. Am I missing anything?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-27-2004, 11:15 PM   #2
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I went and tested the fuge by plumbing an 802 PH and no leaks

Only thing I did not like was that the hole I cut for fuge drain is apparently a bit higher than what I anticipated. My water level in the fuge is higher than I thought it would be. Anyone know how reliable these rubbermaid roughneck containers are? It is a 25 gal that was on sale at Target this week. I have it filled to the upper line and based on the level drop in the fuge, I have about 22-23 gal in there. How are these things rated? I wonder if I should drill another hole about 2" lower?

Any thoughts?
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:59 AM   #3
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Everything sounds good to me and I found a small pc on e bay for less than getting a non pc in town! As far as the cheato goes, let me know where you find it cause im looking too!
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:35 AM   #4
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I was planning either to get some locally or maybe ebay. I know there was a guy on this board that sold macro stuff here and on ebay. I need to find the guy that was selling nassarius snails too

Any ideas on the rubbermaid containers? Anyone? If I don't find out anything, I think I will just go ahead and drill my hole lower. I don't want this thing to bust. 15 gal is about 20% of my tank so I think that would be plenty.

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Sounds good. Im testing a new DSB threory on my fuge. Im working up a doc and i'll post my findings with it here.
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well i can help you with the nassarius snails and hopefully we can find whoever has the cheato!
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Were you the person selling the snails in lots of 50? How much was it?

I checked my PM's and the AA guy was selling 3 types of caulpera. So it was not cheato'. I'll check ebay.
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ive got plenty of caulpera in my fug now! Ill look too and we will see what comes up!
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