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Old 08-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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Refugium ideas

I have this empty space next to my sump was thinking about putting in a fuge.

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I tried fitting a ten gallon tank in there but it was much shorter than my sump. I don't want to drill the sump I was thinking of either getting a custom made one that's tall enough to put in an overflow or build a shelf then put the ten gallon there.

Also curious to know if anyone has seen or used a cooler as a fuge?

Any ideas or criticism are welcomed.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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This is what I did for my 220. I just added this refugium yesterday, soon it will doing its job. Right now it is quite empty. I set it up this way as a display in my kitchen.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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Jealous!!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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Don't be, it was a very long hard road together to this. I can post a picture of the front later if you like, and the sump as well. My 90gallon reef has the refugium in the sump.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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Yes please do the more ideas the better although I dont think the gf will let have another tank outside of the cabinet. Currently trying to convince her into letting me get another mp10
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:17 PM   #6
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Refugium for 220

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220 from the front showing marineland model 4 sump


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90 gallon reef with sump below, only the actinic blues are on. I run this tank with the aquatronica controller, not much work for me to do on this tank it almost runs itself



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Proflex 3 sump, chamber 2 is a refugium with led lights, swc proteins skimmer. I have way more money in this tank than the 220.
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Both are amazing what are you lighting the 220 with??
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #8
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I am using a 36" dual t5 ho in the center and two marineland 36 inch single bright LEDs. On the refugium I am using a dual t5 ho fixture. The tank is ment to be a fowler tank, so lighting isn't really important, but it does look great. The 90 reef tank is lit up by a 48" jbj t5 ho 4 bulb fixture tomorrow I will upload a picture with it lit up.
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