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Old 09-05-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
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Question Refugium

What does a Refugium do?
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It allows benthic fauna to populate without predation, possible remote dsb or other savy filtrations, and facility to grow beneficial macroalgaes allowing more natural filtration methods.
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It's basically a portion of your overall filtration. Macro algae (marine plants) eat up and use the excess nutrients in your water. The fuge allows for a controlled environment for those plants to grow and do their work. As innovator said it is also a safe place for pods and other critters to grow and reproduce.

The refugium is an excellent natural form of filtration and I highly recommend adding one to a reef system.
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This article has a good bit of refugium info on it.
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Also check this article on Refugiums
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Nice!!! Thanks alot guys..... Any good Refugium tanks out there?
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Pretty much any thing that will hold water will work as a fuge. I use a 20g tall for mine. I have seen custom built right down to walmart totes. It's all in what your budget is like and what space you have.
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I agree. Whatever fits under your tank will work. Even outside the tank.
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They do run the gamet. Mine is just part of my sump. They sell hang on fuge's for mid-siz tanks. The bucket under the tank works too. Any place you can grow macro algae will work.
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