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Old 02-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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whats the benefit of a refugium

i have heard about these and i dont know what the benefit is of having one, other that culturing live rock and keep a supply of copepods in the system. can anyone tell me what you would need one for?
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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Nutrient exporting
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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Slightly improved pH stability if run reverse daylight is sometimes also seen. It's original purpose was as a place for micro-organisms to find "refuge" from fish so the population of pods grows like crazy with a decent refugium. These get pumped into the main display for corals and fish as food.
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ok ic so its not an absolute must then
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It really benefits corals and harder fish such as butterflies and dragonets.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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well yes but as of now i have no corals or dragonets but I really wanted a dragonet so if i ever get one ill get a refugium first
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Yeah I have one on both my tanks, a reef and a predator. It's a big benefit on a lot of little things, but the biggest is just the overall health of the tank.
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