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Old 03-09-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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Question Refugium/Sump?

What the heck is the difference between a refugium and a Sump? Stupid Question? Aren't they the same thing?
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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A sump is basically just a big basin of water which would house a return pump and a skimmer. A refugium is basically the same thing but contains benificial algae to remove nitrates. A lot of modern sumps are really a sump/refugium hybrid.
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I am just scratching my head about it.... I know a lot of folks like to use the sump to keep the equipment out but. But I guess what I am trying to say is what is a Good SUMP/ REFUGIUM to get? I've seen so many now and it's kind of confusing I guess to say on what to get? Any one have any ideas which ones are good to get for Sump and Fuge?
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yeah... buy a 20 or 30G tank and make your own.. Very easy to do

My 20L cost me $25 brand new at Petco (on sale)
1 sheet of 1/4 inch glass was $12
1 tube of silicone
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you really can't go wrong on designing a sump. It's kind of like artwork or aquascaping, everyone has there own preference. About the only recommendation I have ever heard is to put the skimmer before the refuge other than that the sky is the limit.
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Here's sump/fuge. Off the shelf complete. Pay no attention to the dust. This was when I first set it up. It's got the heater now, plenty of rock and life. And no bio-balls
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Here's sump/fuge. Off the shelf complete. Pay no attention to the dust. This was when I first set it up. It's got the heater now, plenty of rock and life. And no bio-balls
Where is your Skimmer?
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Frankie,

You planning on keeping your BakPak2 skimmer and just moving it down to the sump?

YOu can then design your sump around that aspect.. Meaning your skimmer in actually NOT inside your sump and you don;t need a seperate section for it... MY HOB skimmer (remora pro) makes almost ZERO micro-bubbles.. So I was able to design mine without a bubble trap. I do, however, have my skimmer in my Fuge area because the Water level is much higher there then the overflow/return section. It's 100times quieter there
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Ive been contemplating building my own for the last 2 days... im off today and tomorrow.. so its a prime time to do so.. just mine couldnt be but a 10g =/.. it would be housed under my 55g.. which has 2 seperate door'd areas. Btw.. where do you guys get the micro algea from to put in the refugium?
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Btw.. where do you guys get the micro algea from to put in the refugium?
Got a handful of Cheato from a LFS. Regualar price was $30 (YIKES).. They were having a livestock blowaway sale that weekend and got it for $15 which is still pricey.I guess MArco qualified as Livestock?

I'm sure you could find a local reefer willing to give you some. It grows like a weed.. Mine has doubled in size already
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