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Old 02-19-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Build plan for refugium?

I think I'm going to take your advice and build a refugium. My brother recently transported his betta to a new tank and we now have a 1 gallon and 1.5 gallon tank that are open? Any plans on how I can turn those into sumps/refugiums? I have a 50 gallon reef tank, and I am looking for help with keeping my nitrites down?
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
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No fuge is going to help with nitrites. Nitrates maybe a little. Do you have a reading for nitrite?
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Not at the moment, I just did a water change yesterday. And haven't gotten around to testing the water. I have been doing multiple water changes in 3 of my 10 gallon freshwater tanks. The refugium was just an idea, in hopes of keeping nitrite levels down in the saltwater tank.
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If you have any nitrite readings and have livestock in the tank you have problems. A properly cycled tank will never ever have nitrites. Nitrates, yeah bit not nitrites.
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Just tested the water for nitrites, they are at 0.0 so I think it is ok now.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #6
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also a 1.5G isn't a big enough fuge for a 55G tank
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