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Old 06-13-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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HOB filter refugium?

Hi,

What is your thought on taking a HOB filter, like an aqua clear and running it with just LR rubble and maybe some chaeto? This is a 29g fowlr with no sump.

Worth it?
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It couldn't hurt, but I'm not exactly sure just how much it would help. Provided you get one of the larger HOB filters, they can hold maybe 2 quarts of water. Some chaeto might be a good addition to it but you would have to modify it so that the chaeto doesn't get washed out into your tank.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:33 AM   #3
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I have a AC70 that I modded, didn't take much effort. I had it just running with some LR in it before I had my sump, never had chaeto up till a month ago. Thinking of hooking it up in my sump.
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I use a aqua clear with ceramic rings and filter floss and bio balls
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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I use a aqua clear with ceramic rings and filter floss and bio balls
If we did that then there wouldn't be any room to grow macroalgae.
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If we did that then there wouldn't be any room to grow macroalgae.
Bacteria colony's form in the bio balls and ceramic rings
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Using a regular filter in a saltwater tank increases nitrates. The use of chaeto in a refugium is there specifically for the reduction of nitrates
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What if you just run an aqua clear with purigen or chemipure or something of that nature and LR rubble? No other media and no chaeto?
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What if you just run an aqua clear with purigen or chemipure or something of that nature and LR rubble? No other media and no chaeto?
I've been considering doing something of that mature myself actually
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