Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-16-2010, 09:11 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 366
Critters in the refugium

Does anyone put snails or shrimp in their refugium? I've got a small refugium in my sump and have LR, sand, and cheato in there. I know I've seen bristle worms but I'm wondering if I should put any snails or shrimp in there to stir things up? Thanks...


sdergar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 37,902
I have a banished CC star in mine.

melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 10:08 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
mr_X's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
i wouldn't put anything in the refugium that eats algae, or that eats pods. i wouldn't even have anything in there that competes with the pods for food. what does that leave you?
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2010, 09:14 AM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
cmor1701d's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
I have critters (snails mostly) that find their way there all the time. I fish them out and put them back in the DT.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
austinsdad's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
I put hitchhiker urchins down there. Had a couple emerald green crabs down there too.

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2010, 10:39 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 787
I have some snails that made their way down there and a banished red-eye reef crab. There might be some starfish in there too. I put one suspicious one I found as a hitchhiker in there but I haven't seen it in a long time.

Jaybird is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saltwater Refugium or Non-Refugium Sump eatsomepopcorn General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 16 02-08-2010 09:55 PM
New LR (w/ critters)! willyboy Saltwater & Reef - Identification 7 09-26-2006 05:10 PM
new critters...? chizzle Saltwater & Reef - Identification 2 09-04-2006 04:59 PM
Best critters for........ vermonter310 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 03-11-2004 03:28 PM
Critters for the refugium fishlips12 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 08-26-2003 06:22 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.