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Old 10-19-2013, 11:21 PM   #11
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Refugiums are a place to safely colonize pods so that's a plus in my book.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:36 PM   #12
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I'm kind of leaning towards the fuge, also for the same reason of pod breeding... Plus, I can remove phosphates through water changes, and the fuge can host some sort of macro for nitrate reduction to help with nuisance algae in my DT. Am I using the right train of thought here?
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:38 AM   #13
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I was doing research on the CPR Aquafuge 2, size medium, and got a price from my LFS, and they recommended the Reef Octo HOB fuge, which I think I will be getting because it's the same price as the CPR, and probably has better lighting and a much better pump (OTP 1000)... Any thoughts on this, and/or what I should put in the fuge that would be most beneficial to pod growth and nutrient export? Thanks...
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #14
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Well I don't have exp with hob refugiums but all you need for pods is good porous rock. I would skip the sand and just put in rock an chaeto or caulerpa.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #15
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Well I don't have exp with hob refugiums but all you need for pods is good porous rock. I would skip the sand and just put in rock an chaeto or caulerpa.
The sand is what I'm hung up on... Sand, no sand, mineral mud... What to do what to do...
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #16
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:02 AM   #17
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Nice! I see the clown enjoying the nem. Did you hold off on getting the hammer?
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:30 AM   #18
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Nice! I see the clown enjoying the nem. Did you hold off on getting the hammer?
The clowns did take a liking to the nem, even in my 55 gallon about a month before I transferred to the 40. I will be picking up that hammer this week, I asked my LFS to hang onto it til the bryopsis went away...
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #19
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Little update. Have added a very nice hammer coral that is seemingly happy. I have decided to mod an AC110 for a HOB refugium. I was going to buy a Reef Octo fuge, but the pump was way too big for what I was looking to do. I have also decided on my final stock additions, and they are in QT at my LFS right now. Hopefully they will be ready next weekend... Decided on a Flameback angel, starry blenny, and a royal gramma. The angel will be added a week after the other 2...
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:11 PM   #20
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