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Old 11-21-2012, 01:39 AM   #11
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I have a t5ho hanging about 10" above my sump, The water level is about 7" so not very deep. Theres no reflectors on the fixture its just a cheap 2 bulb t5ho from Home Depot. If i need a better light I can do that.

Its a 3" Sand bed,With a 8LB peice of live rock. I ordered Chaeto, 5 Mangroves, and a CUC from reefcleaners today.
Just chaeto in my fuge nothin in the way obstructing it that way it can tumble as water goes thru it i have dsb in display so no need for it in fugi
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:43 AM   #12
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Did you get your order in? Let us know how things work out.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:19 AM   #13
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You could devote a small section of it to Xenia. Lots of people run portions of their refugiums as "Xenia scrubbers". Prune it now and then and trade it in at the LFS. Just a thought.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #14
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You could devote a small section of it to Xenia. Lots of people run portions of their refugiums as "Xenia scrubbers". Prune it now and then and trade it in at the LFS. Just a thought.
yeah i have a patch of it in my tank so when i have to trim it maybe ill try that out.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #15
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yeah i have a patch of it in my tank so when i have to trim it maybe ill try that out.
Typically one form of macro will take over your fugi unless its a display fugi id just use chaeto its the most effective macro i have a 150g with 10 fish and feed daily and my chaeto keeps trates at 0 xenia consumes nitrate but not efficiently enough to use as an export just my 2 Ę
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
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Refugiums are great! I got 10g with chaeto and 3 red mangroves, deep sand bed. (30g display tank with 4 fish) Mangroves grow much quicker when roots are buried in sand. I use regular fluorescent 6700k bulb, 10w or something like that.
So far ZERO nitrates and zero phosphates.
Good luck with your fuge!
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #17
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I always grow Xenia in small reefs that can't have a sump just because it helps export nutrients. In a sump I like to keep plants. Makes things so simple.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:06 PM   #18
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I was looking at a refugium for my 55 g tank but I do not have a sump. I was looking at the small 1g fuges you can add on for HOB, would this be worth it?
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I was looking at a refugium for my 55 g tank but I do not have a sump. I was looking at the small 1g fuges you can add on for HOB, would this be worth it?
A hang-on-back fuge is way worth it! You don't have to worry about a flood if u have a power outage and your one-way valve fails as with a below-tank fuge. Still, proper setup can take into account of extra room below to prevent floods in the worse cases. A HOB fuge allows u to have less hoses to break-down & clean. U can save on buying another expensive pump as well although u may need a small powerhead in the fuge.
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You may want the largest HOB fuge you can fit. One gallon seems small.
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