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Old 05-14-2012, 09:44 AM   #141
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Oh. Then a refugium is a good idea. Some algae and a light is all you need to accomplish that. You can put some live rock rubble in the bottom and/or some sand if you like, but those are not mandatory.
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Oh. Then a refugium is a good idea. Some algae and a light is all you need to accomplish that. You can put some live rock rubble in the bottom and/or some sand if you like, but those are not mandatory.
Ok cool, I'm guessing just a standard light won't be good enough? Ill google refugium light aswell.
I still need to grab some live rock to seed the base rock so I'll grab some rubble for the refugium then to, think I'll give the sand a miss tho.

Also any ideas on the disco that's happening on my sand bed? Lol. Or will I just have to get used to that? Was thinking maybe my LEDs are too low?
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The shimmer of light on the sand is from the lights. Led and mh both do it and most people like the shimmer.
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The shimmer of light on the sand is from the lights. Led and mh both do it and most people like the shimmer.
Ok thanks, I'll just have to get used to it, maybe it
Won't Look so bad when I have my rocks in the tank, guess I'll find out later on. Thanks
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Yeah, people go out of their way for that shimmer. As for the refugium light, a curly-Q energy saver bulb in a home depot clip on fixture is plenty to grow algae.
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Yeah, people go out of their way for that shimmer. As for the refugium light, a curly-Q energy saver bulb in a home depot clip on fixture is plenty to grow algae.
Oh rite and there is me moaning about it lol.
And thanks, you just saved me some money, i was gonna buy the DD led unit at £44 for the refugium but I'll get that one instead. Thanks again.
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Hello guys, just wondering, I have my ro water stored in a 200litre water butt in my back garden is there a time limit as to when it won't be any good? I'm on holiday until tomorrow so was gonna start filling the tank up when I get back.
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As long as you don't add salt to it you can keep the ro stored as long as you want . Just keep it aerated.
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As long as you don't add salt to it you can keep the ro stored as long as you want . Just keep it aerated.
No no salt added to it. I'll have to buy a Powerhead for the water butt. Thanks
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If you have an air pump laying around you can use that .
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