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Old 03-17-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
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Fuge?

Just wanna get some opinions , I'm doing a sump but is a fuge a must?? Would I be ok with just a filter sock , protein skimmer and return pump?my LFS said it wasn't needed.
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Refugiums are added for extra biological filtration. They are added to bring down nitrates and phosphates naturally, but they aren't the most affective way. If you have a fish that requires pods to live (Mandarin Goby, etc.) then they grow in the refugium. Honestly, I think refugiums are too much work for such a little benefit. They aren't required at all. A more affective way to remove nitrates and phosphates is with a GFO Rector, Carbon Reactor, etc.
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Thank you!!! I don't think I'm gonna waste my time then.
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