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Old 09-08-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
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Refugium with only two compartments

I will not be running a protein skimmer in the refugium, so would it work with only two compartments? I'll have the water enter in the main section and exit from the second smaller compartment. I want live rock and macro algae in the main compartment. Is sand a necessity, or will bare work?
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:23 AM   #2
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It will still work with two sections, sand is not necessary but if you have a DBS in your sump with help with filtration
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Great!! Thank you.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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I wouldn't put ANY sand in there. You get more surface area with more LR and NONE of the risks associated with a DSB.
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I'm going to agree with Ingy on this point. Skip the substrate in the refugium.
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