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Old 12-14-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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Refuge explanation anyone?

I am new to this life of SW tanks and have started my own in a 55g. What is a refugium and is it REALLY worthwhile to have just starting out? Another question...i have a protein skimmer, hang on back filter, powerheads and undergravel filter, along with LR...is this all necessary or did i overdo it with gizmos?
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I'd remove the UGF if at all possible. You have more kinds of filtration going on that you need, and UGF"s are pretty much obsolete in the SW world.

And no, a fuge is not required at all. Merely another optional piece of equipment really. Lots of benefits for sure (like a skimmer), but neither is mandatory.
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I would lose the undergravel filter. You will have nitrate problems as dedris is pulled into your substrate.
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