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Old 11-19-2005, 01:03 PM   #1
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Refugium's

Hey. I am getting all set up for my new reef tank and I was wondering if I should make my old 25 gallon tank a fuge for my 55 gallon? What does the fuge do? How is it better than some filters? What do you put in there? Thanks for any help given!!
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Old 11-19-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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Fuges are a safe place to put injured corals and fish.It also act as a safe place where fish food such as amphipods and coepods can reproduce. If you have light you can keep marine algae such as calurpa and halimeda, and some mangroves too. You can add more live rock to the tank to increase bio-logical filtration(espeacially if you use a tank like yours).It wiill also lincrease how much water there is in the tank to your tank would be 25 gallons bigger(it would be 80 GALLONS!!!).So I you add a fuge it would be really beneficial.
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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Can I put my my Skimmer and little things like that on the Fuge so it doesnt ugly up the real tank? Like oput the heat's in there and all.
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:59 PM   #4
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Since your fuge is big enough I say go for it, you can but the heater and other stuff like thermometers in there too, but this is only okay because you have a large refugium.
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Ok sweet! What will I need besides the tank. Like tubes and pumps? I have no idea what else I will need.
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Here is an article for you to help explain it all:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=33

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Old 11-19-2005, 04:30 PM   #7
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Can I use the fuge as a QT for new fish?

The likn helped alot but I dont really know what to look for in a pump. How does the water go into the fuge? I know a pump brings it back up but what about down?
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:55 PM   #8
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I found these. Will they work?


Pump (2500 Plus): http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113041


Piping: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113041

LMK if there good! Also tell me if I will need anything else!
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Is that all I will need above? Or will I need more stuff?
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no, you cannot use the fuge to treat with medicene, it will find its way to the main tank. But you can put harrassed and stressed fish in there. I have not idea what to use to connect the fuge..personally I know alot about them but I have never had one
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