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Old 11-11-2013, 05:27 PM   #11
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So I should get two or would one work and could I get a sand sifting star to move the sand on the botom around
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:36 PM   #12
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So I should get two or would one work and could I get a sand sifting star to move the sand on the botom around
I would get two of the smaller versions. Like I said, one for mechanical and another as a refugium. And I'm not sure on the sand sifting star. I believe so, because they don't grab anything from the water column, they only sift. Can somebody else chime in?
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How would I set up the refugium one?
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How would I set up the refugium one?
Instead of putting the filter media in it, you put a layer of crushed live rock and then fill it with chaeto. Look up HOB Refugium on google.
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Instead of putting the filter media in it, you put a layer of crushed live rock and then fill it with chaeto. Look up HOB Refugium on google.
ok and what brand should I get of sand?
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http://www.seahorse.org/library/articles.shtml
Plenty of info in that link.
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No sand sifting starfish. Most of them starve to death in closed systems.
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No sand sifting starfish. Most of them starve to death in closed systems.
Ah that's right forgot this was a smaller tank. Great website also. Good info.
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As far as the filter. Why not go with an aquaclear. Adjust flow, plenty of room for media, and I know a lot of people make refugiums out of them.
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As far as the filter. Why not go with an aquaclear. Adjust flow, plenty of room for media, and I know a lot of people make refugiums out of them.
Yes really any large volume hob will be adequate for the job.
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