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Old 04-22-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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Refugium. DIY? Maybe A breeder box??

I want a refugium for macro, or coepods or amphipods, or a little tank for raising young. I was wondering if there is a good diy fuge or maybe I could use an in-tank breeder box and fill the bottom with live sand and add some macro?? Or do u know any cheap Hob Fuge???
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:09 PM   #2
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I thnk CPR makes a HOB fuge... but if you're looking for multi purpose.. just go to walmart and pick up 10 gallon tank for $20.
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And I would have to use a pump and 2 hoses 1 for bringing water into fuge and one taking out right??
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:40 PM   #4
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yeah just like a sump. Or if you ar handy you can build a new sump with a built in fuge. Just use a glas tank and section it off or build one out of acrylic.
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How much room behind the tank do you have?
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yeah just like a sump. Or if you ar handy you can build a new sump with a built in fuge. Just use a glas tank and section it off or build one out of acrylic.
How do you actually do that ... can you be more specific? If there's one piece of tubing coming from the tank to one section of the sump/fuge, and one going from the sump/fuge back to the tank, how does water flow between the sections?
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You can build a partition in the center to about 1/2 way up. The water will flow over the partition.
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I have about 2 1/2 - 3 feet behind the tank
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You can build a partition in the center to about 1/2 way up.
How do you fix the sides of the partition to the tank, epoxy? How much room should be dedicated to sump, and how much fuge?

By the way, sorry SaltwaterTeen for cutting into your thread.
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If you use a tank you can use either glass or acylic and silicon works well. If you build a sump from acrylic then you use a product called weld-on. It's an acrylic bonder, but your cuts have to be perfect.

As for SWTeen I suggest a HOB fuge depending on if you skim or not. If you do what type of skimmer do you have to see if it would work well in a sump. Then decide from there.

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