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Old 06-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Small refugium question

Would a small refugium (~6x4x12) with 230gph flow really be useful?

I ask because I am considering a 20 long AIO. This AIO would have this small refugium and a mj900 for return. To be effective does the refugium not need a lower flow? I have read that a refugium should have about 10-20x volume flow... That would mean about 10-20gph through the refugium. Should I even bother with the refugium section?
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I believe a fuge is always a good idea. I have one in my 20 gal long that is working wonders.
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the turn over rate of a refugium should be about the same as your skimmer
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No skimmer for this tank I think. I am trying to keep it as quiet as possible so I will be relying on weekly (or bi-weekly) water changes.
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Most quality skimmers are quiet. If you are mot running a skimmer maybe look at adding a algae scrubber to sump as well
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