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Old 06-13-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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Sump? Refugium?

What is the technical difference between the two?

Excuse the noob question.. :p
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A sump is just a tank below your large tank that hold excess water. Generally, it's where your heater, protein skimmer & pump are. A refugium is a tank with either a DSB, Macroalgae, or a combination of the two that reduces Nitrates for your tank.
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....and it all becomes clear.

My terminology in my sig is correct then. Woot!
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I`ve had a wet Dry and now I have a refugium. I would take the refuge over the wet Dry anyday. Have a good day
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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Wet/dry is a totally different animal. Basically a cube, an input tube and and a return tube with multiple filter formats that all need to be replaced monthly... what a pain in the butt.

I guess a sump would be part of an under the tank 'fuge -- benfitting mostly a smaller tank in that the limited amount of water of a nano would make it easier to maintain. At least, methinks.
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