Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-07-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Reef Mechanic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Manalapan, NJ
Posts: 43
Refugium substrate

Hello peeps, I'm looking for thoughts on a substrate for my refugium. Was thinking about a deep sand bed or maybe a commercial mud. What's your thoughts?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2323872545.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	44.7 KB
ID:	60098  
__________________

__________________
Reef Mechanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I have a regular fine sand as the substrate in my fuge, about 3 inches of it. I went with the DSB in the DT so i went easy on the sand in the sump LOL.
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Reef Mechanic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Manalapan, NJ
Posts: 43
I was thinking of about the same. I hear mixed thoughts on sand beds in fuges. Have u had any problems? I am planning on some small rock pieces,cheato, and maybe a mantis shrimp for in there.
__________________
Reef Mechanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Wy Renegade's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 4,714
I would avoid the mud, unless you have a means of replenishing it easily and cheaply. In truth, the mud is a very, very fine sand and if you read carefully, it usually indicates that it needs replenished regularly.
__________________
the Bog

"Listen to some of these guys talk, and it's like they were born from their momma's belly with a fishkeeping encyclopedia in one hand and an API kit in the other" (unrevealed).
Wy Renegade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I have small live rock pieces,chaeto, gracliera and some caulerpa macros in my fuge. So far I have been running 0 nitrates and it's been in place about 6 months. Compared to the 55g I have that has no fuge it's a marked improvement and I'm very pleased with it.

I do have a pretty large area though, I think the larger the area of substrate and larger amount of macro will yield better results in comparison to a limited fuge area.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
refugium, substrate

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stand Alone Substrate 10g jddeal Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 1 10-01-2011 01:35 PM
Is it necessary to replace substrate in a planted tank? fishrancher Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 7 09-13-2011 04:57 AM
Refugium Light Questions francis General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 07-30-2011 07:32 AM
What's the best bottom dweller substrate out there? vialznk Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 07-17-2011 08:57 PM
Adding a refugium jcarlilesiu Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 23 07-11-2011 01:44 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.