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Old 11-21-2011, 09:26 PM   #21
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Any input on flow rate thru a fuge?
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:59 AM   #22
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Only about 10 more gallons to go til its filled. Then have to finish rock work.
Would appreciate any input on the fuge I was thinking 1.5 in miracle mud with 1.5 in live sand ontop and that will give me abt 3 in of water to grow cheato and macro? The fuge is suppose to be lit 24 hrs a day correct? With basically any light?
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:01 AM   #23
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I passed on the miracle mud, alot of people didn't see any discernable difference using it. I just used about 10 lbs in my refugium. I have my fuge light on opposite of my daylight lights as this is supposed to help with the ph staying stable. But you can run it 24hrs if you like.
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Ok I can live with that gives me more room for algae and lr. Any clue on a desired flow rate thru it? Or just "slow"
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:08 AM   #25
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From what I was reading the light staying on over night helps stabalize ur ph and since dt lights are on during day its notgonna drop so from my understanding its just good for the algaes and bacteria to leave on all the time in fuge. May be wrong just read that in a couple articles.
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I have mine going with alot of flow and it seems to be ok. I have a store bought refugium so it's kinda stuck with the flow of the system. I'm running a 1200gph overflow with a 1500gph return pump throttled back a bit. probably not the best scenario but it seems to work out ok as my nitrates are definitely lower now than before.
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Ok I guess I will tinker with that once its set up find out which seems to work best. Mine is set up as seperate tank in my sump so I can control flow.
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Finally filled up now to try and get the **** rock to stay where I want it to.

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Old 11-22-2011, 09:48 PM   #29
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Tank is pretty much set up and running gotta start narrowing down stock list.
Already have a few fish from 90
1. Foxface
1. Niger trigger (hasn't touched any cuc in a yr. But gonna watch him closely since I want reef)
1. Bicolor dottyback

I am thinking to add
3. Bangi cardinals
3-5 anthias
2 maybe 3 tangs blue hippo and naso
2-3 reef safe wrasses possibly solornaise(however u spell it lol)
Open to suggestions after that.
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Tank is pretty much set up and running gotta start narrowing down stock list.
Already have a few fish from 90
1. Foxface
1. Niger trigger (hasn't touched any cuc in a yr. But gonna watch him closely since I want reef)
1. Bicolor dottyback

I am thinking to add
3. Bangi cardinals
3-5 anthias
2 maybe 3 tangs blue hippo and naso
2-3 reef safe wrasses possibly solornaise(however u spell it lol)
Open to suggestions after that.
What about a Yellow Watchman Goby? I think that would work.
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