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Old 03-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #121
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It's so clean! Is a 5 gallon fuge area going to be beneficial? I had heard before, but never confirmed, that unless you have a "Large regfuge area", then it is pointless. But as of typing this, I am now seeming to recall maybe it was the benefit of a small refuge vs. adding a skimmer... hmmm.

Anyway, I'd love to add a satellite refuge in the future, but wasn't sure it would be worth it. Any comment, or idea?
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It's so clean! Is a 5 gallon fuge area going to be beneficial? I had heard before, but never confirmed, that unless you have a "Large regfuge area", then it is pointless. But as of typing this, I am now seeming to recall maybe it was the benefit of a small refuge vs. adding a skimmer... hmmm.

Anyway, I'd love to add a satellite refuge in the future, but wasn't sure it would be worth it. Any comment, or idea?
Typically a 10% of the main display is beneficial. So he is in good shape with a 5g fuge. I prefer a larger fuge but having at least 10% of the display as a fuge is good.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #124
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My base rock is out for delivery today. I hope to be filling this tank tonight!
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I just went to set up my pH meter, and realized the probe didn't survive the move. Probably just as well - those things don't last forever anyway. Will have to order a new one.
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Rock is here. I think I need more. I am seriously considering just buying 5-10 pounds of cured rock from my LFS. Their Rock looks wonderful. Just not sure if it is worth the risk of introducing something bad to the tank. I am gun shy about it.

Please critique the current rock work if you have an opinion on it.
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Getting a little better....
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How many pounds is that??
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #130
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Personally, I don't think you want anymore. Once you play around with what you've got, you'll find something that just hits you. IMO, especially with SPS, less is more. Granted, I don't have much experience with reefs yet, but I know that I have seen some stunning tanks that had very little rock. At first, I wanted to just cram mine full because people always say the more the better... now I'm finding myself wanting less and less.
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