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Old 11-05-2011, 06:04 AM   #1
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Ok.. I have seen this a bit and it confuses me.. Why have live rock in the Refugium when it will fit in the DT? Any reason besides cosmetic?
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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It's for increasing the bioload of bacteria in the tank. More surface area more homes for the wee little critters and bacteria that live in your tank.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:26 PM   #3
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It's for increasing the bioload of bacteria in the tank. More surface area more homes for the wee little critters and bacteria that live in your tank.
Ok, but there is no difference in surface area if you put this same rock in the main tank...lol
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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u might be giving ur tank to much light bacteria and algea love light so mabye turn the light of completly for a month then once a week for another month then the light just during the day when ur asleep turn it of think about it as if they want to sleep to
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:42 PM   #5
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u might be giving ur tank to much light bacteria and algea love light so mabye turn the light of completly for a month then once a week for another month then the light just during the day when ur asleep turn it of think about it as if they want to sleep to
Huh? What are u talking about lol.. U sure you read the post right?
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:54 PM   #6
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maybe you cant fit anymore in the dt. it helps filter the water by giving more room for beneficial bacteria and a safe place away from fish ect
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:19 PM   #7
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When it's in a sump/refugium the water flows thru it better.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:48 AM   #8
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ha, ill throw in my little bit too. for me its a place to put rock that doesnt work for my aquascape but still use for the filtration in the sump. or if you use all your rock in the dt, like said before, you can add more in the sump for more filtration. every little bit helps.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:47 AM   #9
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a refugium is not just used for filtration, if you look upwhat they are they are used as a refuge place for critters that cannot survive in the mail display. aka pods, micro algaes, injued fish, aggressive fish, injured corals or anemones. once again its a refuge a safe place for things to be
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:27 PM   #10
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ha i said that exact thing in another thread last night before i logged off, so +1 to gti_leo
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