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Old 11-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Refugium or wet/dry?

Just finish build my sump I was just wondering if I should set it up as an refugium or wet/dry? I it's going to be a FOWLR... But would I would wanna put some easy to take care corals in the future..
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Refugium. My 240g came with a CPR wet/dry setup and I was worried that it would be a pain to clean and could hold nitrates. I figure more live rock plus some macro algae in a fuge will get nitrates going the other way.
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I too say refugium for the same reason as Todd gives.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:30 AM   #4
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+1 on the refugium.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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What do I put in side of the refugium?
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Algae, and maybe some rock for pods to live in and more surface area for bacteria.
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Algae, and maybe some rock for pods to live in and more surface area for bacteria.
What kind of algae?
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Anything really. You just want something in there that will absorb nutrients. Chaetomorpha is popular, as are various types of caulerpa.
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I also got a wet/dry filter as well. Do I put the algae and rock in the filter where the bio-balls would normally go? Is that how it's set up?
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