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Old 09-28-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
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Refugium ?

What is better in a refugium mud or sand?
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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It really dose not matter they do the same thing. personally I would go with a dsb. And if you want you could add the mud on top of the sand if you want to grow mangrove or macro algae that requires to be planted
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i would use just sand. mangroves are inefficient as nutrient exporters, so if you are wanting to do this, expect it to be little more than a conversation piece.
i agree with tom. the refugium is a good place for a DSB. 4" or more of sand is all you need.
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Yes it's for a sump! I've never did a sump tank before. I'm trying to figure
All of this out. Thanks for the help!!!
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I too would just go with sand. I have miracle mud with sand over top of it and I dont see where I accomplished anything by using it.
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Sand as well,have used MM didn't find it helped much,also you need a slow flow through the fuge with MM unless you have sand on top,Agree with doug on the mangroves as you'll need an awful lot of them to make any difference.
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I too would just go with sand. I have miracle mud with sand over top of it and I dont see where I accomplished anything by using it.

Exactly....and MM is not cheap
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