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Old 03-24-2005, 10:26 AM   #1
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fuge question

I already have a wet dry, but want to know if a fuge that holds about 6 galons of water is enough for a 55 gallon tank. I mainly am using it to grow pods for my mandrin goby... What do you think?
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a mandarin needs 50+ lbs of live rock per fish to supply enough pods for it to survive (assuming it won't acclimate to any ofter food sources)

a 6 gallon fuge isn't going to be enough in my opinion.
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:16 AM   #3
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Hi all ,hers a stupid question but I have to ask only because im sill leaning about salt water ,what is a fuge tank for and why do you need or have to have one?
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I already have 60 lbs of live rock in my display tank. I am trying to add more pods to the tank, and to promote pod growth in my fuge, and I plan on adding about another 10 to 15 lbs of live rock to the fuge, and a 4 inch live sand bed. This fuge is not going to be the only source of pods, just an additional source. Now knowing that, will a 6 gallon fuge be ok to help add additional pods?
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mercury64- a fuge serves several purposes. It adds total water volume to the system making it more stable. It is a place to grow macro algae for nutrient export. You can have a DSB to aid in denitrification. It can be used to house harassed fish or problem inverts. It is a predator free zone for pods to breed and grow(free live food). It can also be used to store unsightly equipment such as heaters, protien skimmers etc.
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To answer your question Neon ...Yes it is a great idea and your tank will benefit from it.
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