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Old 02-23-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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hey everyone.. just need a little advice before i start my tank. Its a 51g tank 120p of Carib Sea aragonite sand and 75p of "dead" rock.. will be running a 250w MH. my questions are... i have a 10g salt tank with about 15p LS and 15p LR that i would like to use as a refugium filter system.. would this be ok? its running a coralmini 18w.. and if so .. do i run it during the cycle? also do i run the lights and the minijets during the cycle? fishless cycle by the way... thanks for any help
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I would go ahead and put your 10 gallon in line now. I would not run the lights on the main tank while cycling. I would run the pumps to keep water flow circulating nicely.
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I would get the setup completely plumbed now. Run pumps and heater while cycling. Lights are not needed.
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thanks for the info... should i run the light on the refugium at the same time as the main tank light? and also any idea as to what flow gph i should use for the in-sump refugium? it will be placed under the main tank. im sorry maybe i should have said the in the first post.. but i have a clown in my 10g now... would this be a problem during the main tank cycle?
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i have a clown in my 10g now... would this be a problem during the main tank cycle?
Yes do not put the clown through the cycle. Hold of on the sump. I run my fuge light 24/7. If not doing that run it opposite the main to help stabilize PH. How many gallons is the fuge going to be?
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im going to turn my 10g into the fuge... or should i go bigger?
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