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Old 03-20-2005, 10:08 PM   #1
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Hang on tank fuge size????

I'm considering getting a hang on tank refugium for my 55 Gal. What is a large enough size to support a 55?

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Old 03-21-2005, 05:09 PM   #2
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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any size works...but the bigger, the more of an effect it'll have.

I have the CPR-medium hang on fuge, about 4.5gallons, on my 40gallon breeder. I never have any nitrates or phosphates. All I have in the fuge is a little sand, some LR rubble, and a wad of Chaetomorpha. Over it I have a little Coralife fixture that has 2x9watt PC tubes, one daylight, one actinic.

I also aggressively skim the tank.
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:17 PM   #4
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I too am thinking of getting an CPR Aquafuge.

I am concerned about light on the Aquafuge. Do people leave them on all the time? Does it cast light into the tank at night? I have heard that having a the lights off can cause Chaeto to reproduce and have weeds all though your main tank.

I am just in the early looking stages now. I don't have a nitrate or phosphate problem...yet...but I am looking into options if I do have problems.

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Inhabitants: Purple Firefish, Pygmy Angel, Lawmower Blenny, 2 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, Pistol Shrimp(HH), 1 Emerald Crabs, 3 Porcelin Crabs(HH), varying amounts and varieties of hermit and snails.

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Old 03-21-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
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It does cast light ino the main. So I just run mine along with the mian. Can't do the opposite lighting schedule thing. I still enjoy having the macro algae and pods living in there.

Heck, why wait until phosphate problems. I think they're good to have anyway. More life.

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