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Old 08-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Refugium

Hi, I was just wondering how big or small does a refugium have to be to make an impact on your tank. I have a spare nano tank I could use for the fuge but not a lot of cabinet space under my DT so would it be worth it?
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Depends on how big your tank and and refugium tank is.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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My tank is 180 litre. How big would the fuge need to be to make a difference and maybe I could work from there. Thanks
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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Alot of hobbyists go with 40-50% of the dt for their refugium. For instance fr a 125g, a 55 is pretty common.
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How bigs your nano?
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:59 AM   #6
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It's only 15 litre so nowhere near enough to make any difference really. I will have to consider different options I guess. This is my first post and already one problem solved I really appreciate your input, thank you
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #7
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It may be small but it can help a little! Every bit counts!
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
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I have a 4.7 gal hob refugium/skimmer combo on the back of my 30 gal DT. The cheato doubles in size every 2 weeks, my phosphates have dropped to 0 and nitrates have gone to almost 0 as well. It may not provide a lot of tank "inertia" but is doing a great job pulling out the nitrates with a mere 17watt CFL bulb.
That's why i think any amount of refugium is with it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #9
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Wow I never expected that. I may have to give it a second thought then. Next problem being an overflow box to the nano and finding someway to return the water without taking up all the space in the nano with a return pump. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #10
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I used power heads..for my first saltwater aquarium. Worked pretty good really
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