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Old 03-24-2014, 11:24 PM   #171
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I don't really no how I feel about it maybe I'll like it better when I have it completely set up
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:54 AM   #172
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And the cycle begins
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:56 AM   #173
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That's the hard part! No live rock to seed?
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:02 AM   #174
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Working on it. My plan was to put live rock rubble in the refugium. Would this work just as well as putting it in the display?
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Working on it. My plan was to put live rock rubble in the refugium. Would this work just as well as putting it in the display?
That's a question I can't really answer! I imagine it would work just about the same. People add the rubble to the refugium for more bacteria surface area if I'm not mistaken!
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:08 AM   #176
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I'm going to try it I don't see how it would be any different. I'm probably only going to use a few pounds since I'm going to let it cycle til I get back from vacation in June so the extra time it will take won't be a problem.
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I'm going to try it I don't see how it would be any different. I'm probably only going to use a few pounds since I'm going to let it cycle til I get back from vacation in June so the extra time it will take won't be a problem.
then I wouldn't add any! Just let it cycle with a dead shrimp in a filter sock or panty hose. That way when you get back, if it's still not cycled, you can add the rubble
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:13 AM   #178
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That sounds like a good idea. I may just add some base rock rubble in the refugium. Sweet thing about having a 10 gallon sump on a 20 gallon is I can run the the sump water level 2 inches from the top so I have a lot of room lol
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Yeah I don't see that tank overflowing in an outage!
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:14 PM   #180
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So the skimmer doesn't fit in the sump and the heater doesn't either :-(. I guess my sump is just a refugium now. The skimmer is working great right out of the box so I guess that counts for something.
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