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Old 03-26-2013, 12:01 PM   #181
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You already have 175 pounds of rock in your display. You don't need the ceramic rings, or any surface area besides that.
I would cycle the 25 pounds of rock in a separate container though, just in case.
No, you don't need to separate the algae from the rock in the sump.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:14 PM   #182
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In going to take about 25lbs out of display for sump. Should I worry about cycling it?
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:19 PM   #183
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Oh...na...then just toss it in and add the algae.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:39 PM   #184
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Well Mr X I have a friend designing a two tank sump for me with (2) ten gallon tanks one dedicated to the Protein skimmer and the other the refugium. Reason for this is the way my cabinet is designed it has a divider in the middle which prohibits anything bigger. I added a 25lb live rock to my 55g today. Do I have to leave the shrimp in there for cycling or will the Live rock take care of that?
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:21 PM   #185
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Should I buy a clamp style shop lamp for my refugium section in the sump?
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #186
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Michealw1- it would depend on how much die off is on the rock. If there is enough die off on the rock, you won't need the shrimp, if not, you want the extra flesh decomposing to increase the ammonia level.

NuB- up to you what light you use. A clip on shop light will work fine though.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #187
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Thx X. Would you recommend having a light down there?
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:21 AM   #188
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So my cap to my skimmer collection cup is missing. What can I use in place of the cap?
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If you are going to be putting algae in your refugium, you have to have light over it. It's a must or the algae will die.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #190
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Sounds good. I just finished cutting my stand divider enough so I can fit my sump. Now off to get cabinet doors made.
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