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Old 08-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #11
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I got brown dust like crap on bottom of sump so I just use a turkey baster to suck it up.

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:45 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Mebbid View Post
I am generally against putting any sort of sand or miracle mud in a refugium. Unless you have the room to do a deep sand bed then there is absolutely no reason to put any sort of substrate in a refugium as it will just act as a haven for excess waste which could be easily cleaned up otherwise. Using a clean up crew is however a great idea even though they won't completely eradicate the issue. Nothing will work as well as a good siphoning out of the debris. I did see a neat gadget that worked like a HOB filter but had a gravel vac attachment so you could remove debris from the tank without having to deal with removing water.
I was meaning if he added the glass my bad, didn't clarify. Yes I would recommend it, the Dsb is an awesome filtration method and will probably benefit you. On top of that adding a cuc will also help.

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Old 08-19-2013, 03:03 PM   #13
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Nassarius snails eat detritus but they burrow under the sand so in a bare bottom fuge I'm not sure. I would at least have a turbo in there for the brown and green algae.

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