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Old 01-04-2011, 12:50 AM   #11
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If you are trying to grow macro get a hob fuge.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:18 AM   #12
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I'm very interested in the vodka dosing, as well as a HOB refugium. Are there any HOB refugiums large enough for a 55 gallon?

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yep. they make an assortment of sizes.
CPR AquaFuge 2 Hang-on Refugium
choose which ever you want. all of them will be a benefit.
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The benefit of the chaeto is from the pruning. If you have asmall bit that you keep growing and pruning it will be as good as a larger bit that you hardly ever prune. It doesn't take much.

Now if you were looking to add water volume that's another story, but then you wouldn't be considering a 10
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"Now if you were looking to add water volume that's another story, but then you wouldn't be considering a 10"

Just looking to decrease nitrates, so that I can have more corals LOL. Wouldn't a 10 gallon full of macro algae work for that purpose? I really would prefer to have it under the stand, rather than hanging on the back of the tank. I am thinking an overflow box, a tube running down into a 10 gallon that has a deep sand bed, maybe some live rock rubble, and some algae, and a return pump to return it back to the main aquarium. I don't even think that I would need any baffles would I. I could also put my heater in there.

Another option, I found a 100 gallon acrylic with stand, sump, lights and live rock/sand for $300. That tank is 5' long, and 18" wide, I could do anything with that bad boy.

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Look at geting some BioPellets instead of vodka dosing. They are a form of solid dosing to reduce nitrates. You need to run them in a reactor like a Phosban 150 or a BRS (bulk reef supply) reactor.
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